MacVoices #13162: Jean MacDonald and Kelly Guimont on the Success of App Camp For Girls

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.

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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 (video)

App Camp For Girls Beta

App Camp Founder, Jean MacDonald, Helps Girls Learn Software Development Skills on The Huffington Post

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