Calling all girls, mentors and coaches! Registration for the Global Technovation Challenge is now open.
Every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world.
Whether you are an athlete or an musician, love fashion, or want to explore medicine, coding can help you pursue your interests now and create greater career options and job security for your future. Imagine building an app that you can have on your own phone. Come find out what it is all about.
Why is it so important to inspire girls to learn to code?
If current trends continue, by 2018 the information technology industry will only be able to fill half of its available jobs. – NCWIT, Women in IT: The Facts
The fraction of women among bachelor’s graduates has decreased in Computer Science, from 37% in 1984 to 11.7% in 2010/2011. – Women Computing Association Computing Degree and Enrollment Trends
Only about one out of every seven engineers is female. – U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration
And finally Minnesota ranks 47 out of 50 in Computer Science standards. (YIKES) – Computer Science Teachers Association, Running on Empty.
If girls are inspired to see that Computer Science can make the world more beautiful, more safe, more innovative, even more healthy, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their essential voices. Join us in inspiring our Minnesota girls to do great things through tech.