We are now in Week 10 of the Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition with more than 1000 girls, and more than 200 teachers and 200 mentors participating, all with a chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley in 2019 for a week visiting the coolest tech companies on the planet like eBay, Google and Facebook!
Teams are in full entrepreneur mode, finalising their business plans, putting finishing touches on their app prototypes, and prepping their demo and pitch videos to "sell" their ideas. With only 3 weeks to go and on the last day of term, some of our teams met up with a bunch of really helpful people including our new partners at GWI!
Read what one of our dedicated coaches Nicola from Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Noosaville, Qld had to say - it looks like the 4-hour return trip was worth it! We love the snacks and the hugs parts :)
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"This week has certainly been a highlight for our Tech Girls with the App Development excursion. On Wednesday, a group of very excited year 6 and 8 girls were taken in by a team of specialists at GWI Brisbane. They were shown around the new, innovative working environment and exposed to a range of roles women held within the firm. The girls were then spoilt with a beautiful morning tea before their TGAS mentors arrived to work alongside them until the late hours of the afternoon.
Many deep conversations about design, target audiences, minimum viable plans and programming were had. It was wonderful to watch the girls utilise boardroom whiteboards to map wireframes, engage in goal setting and task planning while working together collaboratively. The day wrapped up with group hugs, laughs and a sense of achievement.
A day well spent!"