Jean MacDonald, on the App Camp For Girls Indiegogo page:
App Camp for Girls wants to address the gender imbalance among software developers by giving girls the chance to learn how to build apps, to be inspired by women instructors, and to get exposure to software development as a career. Our goal is to grow our non-profit organization into a national force, with programs in multiple cities, helping thousands of girls.
We are launching this summer in Portland, Oregon. This summer, we’ll be holding two sessions with girls 12-14 so that we can build and refine our curriculum. With experience and an established program, we’ll move forward over the coming year with plans to expand the camp for Summer 2014 to accommodate more girls and a bigger age group, and to build the organization to reach beyond Portland to other cities.
I backed this immediately upon hearing about it this morning. Great cause, run by great people. If you have the means, I highly recommend throwing some money at this project.