Head to any technology conference and you’ll wonder where all the women are. We live in an age where women are routinely underrepresented at best, harassed and threatened at worst.
Technology classes in schools are just as bad, with less opportunity for girls to explore potential careers in high-tech fields.
To combat this, a group of women in Portland started App Camp for Girls in 2013, and they’ve now expanded to camps in Seattle and Vancouver.
“Apps are rapidly becoming an important part the world’s economy and culture,” writes the team on their website. “If women are left on the sidelines of this phenomenon, everyone suffers.”
They’ve also just raised their goal of $100,000 with two days left in their IndieGoGo campaign.