Jean MacDonald and Kelly Guimont of App Camp For Girls seem to have struck a chord when they started their indiegogo project to help girls learn to code. Raising $50,000 in just three days, App Camp For Girls is an unqualified success. Jean and Kelly talk about their fundraising success, their very first “beta” camp, the kinds of apps the girls produced, and more. More resources are needed to take App Camp for Girls farther; Jean and Kelly talk about what’s next, and how you can get involved and help support the next generation of female developers.
This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Squarespace. Go to Squarespace.com/macvoices and click “enter an offer code” under the pricing and put in the code “macvoices7” to receive a 10% discount. Squarespace: Everything you need to create an exceptional website.
Jean MacDonald is a partner and head of Marketing and PR at Smile, developers of PDFpen and TextExpander, as well as an active member of the tech community. A would-be rock ‘n roll star, you can follow all of Jean’s exploits on her Twitter stream.
Kelly Guimont is a longtime Apple geek, sitting down (on a telephone book) in front of an Apple IIe in 1983. She can still hear the ticking of the ImageWriter. Thanks to the miracle of the adjustable leg desk, she no longer needs the phonebook. Kelly is one of the regular hosts of the TUAW Talkcast, appearing live from her House of Crackpot theories, is the latest addition to the Angry Mac Bastards, is an occasional guest on the International Mac Podcast, and yet still has more to say which she saves for Twitter
Software Company Owner Starts App Camp For Girls on KATU.com (video)
App Camp Founder, Jean MacDonald, Helps Girls Learn Software Development Skills on The Huffington Post