They cropped and filtered photos, manipulated gears and raced cars with lights. A rainy April Saturday outside couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm inside Martin Library in York for more than a dozen girls who participated in a TechGirlz Workshop on Saturday, April 9.
Presented in part by United Fiber & Data (UFD), the Pennsylvania Gigabit Revolution (GIG REV), York College, and Martin Library, this workshop was all about opening minds to career possibilities for women in technology fields. Lisa Howald, youth services librarian at Martin Library, coordinated with York College and UFD to bring these workshops to York.
Sessions covered GIMP image editing software, Arduino (a type of electronic prototyping platform that allows users to build their own interactive electronic objects), and littleBits (a platform with easy-to-use electronic components with pieces that snap together with magnets, enabling users to create objects like toy cars).
This project is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Broadband Outreach and Aggregation Fund.