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12/22/2018 You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing TechShop Recap

February 21, 2019

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman When people think of careers in technology, they might envision a job as a computer programmer or working as an electrical engineer. But in this day and age, technology extends beyond constructing hardware and software. Working with technology also means understanding how to use it to connect with audiences and to market products. Today's advertisers and marketers rely on technology as much as people working on apps or designing websites. Near the end of December, a group of middle schoolers in Cleveland, Ohio got a chance to see firsthand how they could use technology…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nicole Jostes

February 12, 2019

Written by volunteer writer Alison Perch As an office manager at a technical consulting company, Nicole Jostes gets to interact with people who have an array of technical interests. She was inspired to connect her workplace to an organization focused on helping girls learn about technology. Nicole liked the idea of working with middle school girls, so she contacted TechGirlz and set up a workshop. She notes that it was fun and easy to get started. “Their setup is super flexible, leaving your group to be able to customize it as much as desired. Males are also good teachers for…

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12/01/2018 Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove TechShop Recap

February 5, 2019

Written by volunteer writer Amy Freeman Since technology is always changing, there's always something new to learn. TechGirlz is regularly introducing new TechShop topics to help introduce girls to the latest developments and opportunities in the tech world. One of the newest TechShop topics ran is "Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove." The workshop was developed by Sofiya Lysenko, a high school student who recently won the 4th place national prize from ProjectCSGirls (she's also a member of their Curriculum Development team). Sofiya had a chance to co-lead the workshop on December 1, 2018, along with Wilson Torres,…

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Empowered Women, Empower Women (and the next generation)

January 31, 2019

Written by TechGirlz Philadelphia Outreach Manager, Danica Pascavage Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I was able to present TechGirlz’s mission to the Network for Women with Careers in Technology (NWCT) at their evening event at Wax & Wine. The mission of the NWCT is to advance careers for professionals in all areas of technology through education, mentoring, and providing professional networking opportunities. While NWCT focuses on women in tech and TechGirlz focuses on providing opportunities for middle school girls in tech, I found an abundance of similarities that transcend age. As we all had fun deciding which…

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TechGirlz Code Breakers Event To Set World Record for Number of Girls Coding in Celebration of Women’s History Month

January 29, 2019

Today, GlobeNewswire published a press release sharing the exciting news about the upcoming TechGirlz record breaking event in March! Read on to check out how you can get involved or find an event in your community for the TechGirl in your life to attend. Also, be sure to check out the other publications listed at the end of this page, helping to spread the word about the big benchmark TechGirlz hopes to set. Nonprofit inspiring middle school girls to explore careers in tech on pace to surpass 2020 goal of reaching 20,000 students PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- To…

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