Room 402 (Technovation + Microsoft) updates

Above: Martha, Mackenzie, Dhensel, Iris, Cynthia and Teresa at the top of Lombard Street in San Francisco – May 2012

1) Technovation teams: Last spring, Julie Fetzner and I coached 11 girls through the Technovation competition, a program aimed at inspiring young women to enter tech fields through a mobile app design challenge. We sent two teams to the NYC pitch night in April (photos here), and Element Quest won the top prize and the privilege of participating in the national competition at Intel in California (photos here). Element Quest didn’t place nationally, but we had an incredible experience in the Bay Area.

2) The Microsoft Partners in Learning US Forum: Francesca Fay and I were invited to share our work on #Disastercamp with 100+ educators from around the country at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington in July (photos here).

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