Project Title: App Camp For Girls
Creator : Jean McDonald (App Camp for Girls)
Description: It's a little sad that there has to be a fundraiser to establish a non-profit camp to encourage girls to get into programming. Software is such an important part of our lives these days that one might hope that their wouldn't be massive gender disparity in terms of who's coding and that these camps targeted at older tween and early teenaged girls wouldn't be necessary.
But the disparity does exist, and so here we are. And while the camp right now is set up for a Portland-area event only, if it goes well (and they raise enough money), they're hoping to expand to other areas of the country in 2014. Hear, hear.