Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


We believe support and exposure are the best tools for introducing young women into a male-dominated industry.

Despite what you might have heard about technology jobs going overseas, there’s a growing demand for software professionals in the U.S. and an acute shortage of women in the industry.

To meet this challenge, SoftwareGR has implemented BitCamp, a one-day hands-on introductions to the Software Development profession for 7th and 8th grade girls – presented in a fun and supportive small-group environment. Each event is hosted by area studios, giving our students a first-hand look into the industry’s day-to-day. No programming experience is necessary. The emphasis is on learning by doing.

**A limited number of scholarships tickets are available. Please contact [email protected] for more information.**

At BitCamp:

  • We provide healthy snacks and lunch.

  • We provide the laptops.

Each BitCamp will be slightly different based on the host organization and instructors.  However these times will be accurate.  Any changes to the schedule will be communicated to you after registration and before the event.

8:30 a.m.  Sign in.

9:00 a.m.  Welcome to parents and students.  The host organization will provide a short tour of their facility and talk about the opportunities within the software industry.

9:30 am.  The fun begins

2:30 p.m. Students demonstrate their creations.  Parents are encouraged to join us.

3:00 pm.  BitCamp is finished

Location:

Open Systems Technologies (OST)
605 Seward Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Contact:

Cost: $25
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Software GR
Organizer Phone: Not Provided
Organizer Email: Not Provided

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