Technovation

Technovation is a program designed to spark and nurture girls' interest in computer science, app creation, business planning, and design. The program's primary goal is to provide opportunities to solve community based problems with technology and get girls interested in computer science. The organization acknowledges that there is a growing gender gap in computer science professions. They are hoping that more girls will look at computer science as a possible career path.

What is Technovation?

Technovation puts together teams of 5 girls and has them brainstorm a problem that exists in their community that can be solved with a mobile app. The students will need to find a problem, design and program an app, and pitch their product to possible investors.

The students will complete this project over the course of 12 weeks from January through May. Meetings will be once a week for approximately 2 hours. There will be some things that will need to be completed outside of our weekly meeting time. In May they will be pitching their project in competition with other schools from Minnesota with the winner going to the International competition.

Our team members need no previous coding skills. All they need is creativity and a desire to help change the world.

Find more information at:

http://www.technovationchallenge.org/

We will be using AppInvetor for all of programming.

We are always looking for adults to help mentor our team. If you or someone you know has a background in computer programming, coding, business, or marketing and are interested in getting involved, contact Patrick Floryance.