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 Red Team will play for TechGirlz while the Green Team is paired with The Hacktory and the Blue Team will represent Coded by: Kids. Over the course of the weekend, registered attendees can compete in tournaments of popular PC and console games to earn prizes, trophies, and points for their respective non-profits. At the end of the weekend, the team with the most points will earn the largest donation for their aligned non-profit, though none will go home empty-handed.
Tickets are available for $55 on the RGB LAN event page.
TechGirlz was chosen after being nominated by an RGB LAN staff member. The donation they receive will be used to create an even wider variety of workshop topics for middle school girls to explore.
“LAN parties are about coming together with lots of different people and an organization like TechGirlz specializes in working with an underrepresented population, both in gaming and the tech world,” said Mike. “We hope that our partnership brings more awareness and funding to the organization and can expand interest in LAN parties to other groups.”
“Being included in RGB LAN is especially exciting for TechGirlz because gaming is an important teaching tool for us,” said Tracey Welson-Rossman, Founder and CEO of TechGirlz. “Games are often someone’s first step into exploring technology, so we offer several workshops that help girls design their own.”
To sponsor, volunteer for, or learn more about TechGirlz, visit www.TechGirlz.org.
TechGirlz (www.TechGirlz.org) inspires young women to shatter the statistics. The organization’s aim is to help adolescent girls understand that a future in technology does not necessarily equate to “a boring computer job,” but instead transcends the cubicle into nearly every field imaginable. By encouraging women to participate in science and technology today, as well as providing a solid foundation of peers, mentors and positive role models, TechGirlz hopes to spark innovation, exhilaration and motivation in young women to become tomorrow’s tech leaders.