Volunteer Spotlight: Nayonna Purnell

October 17, 2017

Written by volunteer Alison Perch As a woman in tech, Nayonna Purnell recognizes the importance of mentors and role models in the industry. Nayonna is an educator, though she was inspired to change careers after attending a talk by tech entrepreneur Yasmine Mustafa. Yasmine’s story helped Nayonna see the benefits of a career in technology. “I was drawn to the fact that I could be creative, build cool things, and have a more flexible schedule to be with my family,” Nayonna says. Now, Nayonna is a full-stack developer and a computer science student at Montgomery County College. As an educator,…

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Brooklyn Designer and TechGirlz Team to Offer 3D Jewelry Design Workshop To Middle School Girls

October 13, 2017

New TechGirlz Curriculum Being Offered in October by a New York modeler/designer October 2, 2017 (BROOKYLN) - Lizz Hill, a full-time 3D modeler for Coach Inc, and independent jewelry designer is teaming up with TechGirlz, a Philadelphia based non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology-based occupations, to create a new workshop curriculum intended to give middle school girls a hands-on demo of 3D technology. The collaboration between Ms. Hill and TechGirlz began when the Brooklyn based designer contacted the organization, seeking a recipient for the donation of the partial proceeds from the sales of her Rosie Ring,…

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Downingtown Area Robotics Students Show Fourteen Middle School Girls the World of Robotics & Programming!

October 10, 2017

Downingtown Area Robotics recently hosted their second Robotics & Programming with LEGO Mindstorms NXT TechGirlz TechShop at the Technical College High School- Brandywine (TCHS-B). The TechShop was ran and organized by FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1640 students. The full article with additional pictures was originally published on the Downingtown Area Robotics wiki page. On September 23, Downingtown Area Robotics [DAR] hosted an all-girls workshop sponsored by TechGirlz, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit dedicated to educating girls in various STEM topics, and ultimately, reducing the gender gap in technology occupations. The workshop was a second collaboration between Downingtown Area Robotics and TechGirlz. DAR…

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Neighborhood Chatter: Free Library Workshops in South Philly

October 6, 2017

Bill Gelman, a writer for the South Philly Review, talks about Columbus week activities occurring within the community. A portion of the article spotlights TechGirlz and their upcoming TechShopz happening at the South Philadelphia Library, thanks to our new partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The full article was originally published on South Philly Review's website on October 4, 2017. The non-profit organization TechGirlz, dedicated to empowering middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is joining forces with the Free Library of Philadelphia to expand education. The first workshop, which is taking place today (Oct. 4, 4–6 p.m.)…

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TechGirlz Partner with Free Library of Philadelphia to Expand Community Outreach with Free Technology Workshops

October 3, 2017

New series kicks off on October 4 in South Philadelphia September 28, 2017 (PHILADELPHIA) - TechGirlz, a non-profit organization empowering middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, has joined forces with the Free Library of Philadelphia to expand education in the communities it serves. The inaugural workshops, kicking off on October 4 from 4-6 PM at the South Philadelphia Library, will teach students to Make a Website Using WordPress. First-come first-served registration is available on TechGirlz’s website for up to twenty students, with any unfilled spaces available for day-of walk-ins. Additional upcoming workshops at the South Philadelphia Library include…

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