Why I’m Hoping for an Oscar Win for ‘Hidden Figures’

February 24, 2017

With Black history month being celebrated in February, and the Oscars coming up this weekend, it seems only fitting to discuss the amazing new movie that has broken boundaries: Hidden Figures. Based on a true story, the movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe, as Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, respectively. All three women work behind the scenes to help NASA launch the John Glenn Launch. Katherine Johnson starts out as a human “computer” in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Through her smarts and wits she…

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RGB LAN Gaming Tournament Will Award Proceeds to TechGirlz

February 7, 2017

Proceeds will support the development of new workshop topics TechGirlz, a non-profit organization empowering girls to be future technology leaders, has been selected as a beneficiary of RGB LAN 2017. Running from March 3, 2017 at 10am, to March 5, 2017 at 2pm at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, RGB LAN is a public, 180 seat LAN party and charity video game tournament dedicated to the joy of good gaming and the power of gaming for good. The “RGB” in RGB LAN refers to the three primary colors, each one representing a team that is paired with a charity. The…

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LifeCycle of Engagement of Girls and Women in Tech

January 31, 2017

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The TechGirlz Origin Story

January 17, 2017

Joe Taylor Jr. of the Build Podcast talks with Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder and CEO of TechGirlz, about the reason she formed TechGirlz, and how it is helping to bridge the gap between the number of men and women with careers in technology. Listen to hear how you can be a part of our mission, help impact a young girl's life and future career choice, and much, much more!   Listen to the podcast here  

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TechGirlz Students Attend Exclusive Screening of Hidden Figures

January 11, 2017

65 middle school students, their families, and volunteers learn about female pioneers at NASA. [caption id="attachment_5973" align="alignleft" width="300"] Media personality, technology writer, and former engineer Stephanie Humphrey poses with a TechGirlz student before a screening of Hidden Figures[/caption] On Wednesday, January 4, a delegation from TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering middle school girls to be future technology leaders, attended a preview Hidden Figures at Philadelphia’s United Artists Riverview Plaza Stadium 17. TechGirlz Students, their families, and volunteers heard the true story of three African American women who were instrumental to NASA’s launch of John Glenn into orbit. “When…

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