App Camp For Girls, a non-profit organization aimed at correcting the gender imbalance in the software industry, is expanding this summer.
At App Camp For Girls, campers receive a broad introduction to the process of iOS app development, from brainstorming and designing ideas to building and pitching their apps. The girls use Macs and Xcode, Apple's suite of developer tools, to build their apps and run them on iPod touch devices.
An inaugural camp session will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Camp sessions will also take place in established locations: Portland, Oregon; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The application for Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Phoenix is now available on the App Camp For Girls website. The deadline for submitting is March 16, midnight (Pacific).
If applications outnumber the available spaces at any location, a random selection will be made and a waitlist will be opened. If a location is not filled by the deadline, applications will continue to be accepted until it is filled. Camp tuition is US$400 for the week at the U.S. locations and $400 (CAD) in Vancouver.
"This will be our fourth summer," says Jean MacDonald, AC4G founder. "We've worked with over 100 girls and over 40 volunteers so far. The demand continues, so we are committed to continuing to expand."