Coding Continues for Girls of Promise

   

Coding Continues for Girls of Promise
12/18/2015 10:34:38 AM

March Tech Contest offers opportunities and prizes for female students.

Girls are invited to develop an app, website, computer program, 3D printer template, or anything else “tech” that they’re inspired to create – as long as it has a philanthropic purpose. Each submission must either directly benefit, or provide a service on behalf of a nonprofit organization, church, school, or government agency. In a nutshell, use your tech skills to make something that helps others.

How do I get started?

1. Identify a need in your community (something you’ve noticed, or talk to an adult you look up to for help brainstorming). 

2. Identify the beneficiary you want to work with (nonprofit, church, school, or government agency) and talk to someone there about what your idea is and how it could be of service to the community. Your project doesn’t have to be completely brand-new, but it does need to be designed to be helpful to the group you’ve identified.

3. Get started on the tech!

Who is eligible?

Arkansas girls in grades 6-12 who are passionate about honing their technology skills are eligible to submit a project. Limit, one submission per person.

How and what do I submit?

Information about submitting your entry is available on our Girls of Promise website. Along with your tech entry, make sure you tell us about what inspired you, who you are helping and what skills you used to make it. An endorsement from the organization you are helping would be awesome.

Submission Deadline:

Submissions are due February 15, 2016.

Process

A panel of technical experts will review the submissions and select and notify five (5) finalists by March 1, 2016. The finalists will be invited to attend the Girls of Promise Conference (March 10-11). Each will present her project the evening of March 10. The Girls of Promise attendees will choose the winner!

Prizes!

The grand prize is a MacBook Pro! Each of the runners up will receive tech-focused prizes. All of the finalists will get to go to the Capitol on March 11 to meet with the Governor and legislators.

MORE DETAILS AT:

http://girlsofpromise.org/techcontest/

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