Montana Code Girls offers events and programs to Montana’s girls and young women interested in technology. Whether it’s learning to code through our Technovation Montana teams (check out the trailer below to learn more) or our girls-only weekend coding bootcamps, Montana Code Girls is on a mission to inspire and empower interest in STEM.
The Technovation Challenge
Our curriculum is centered around preparing our students to compete in the Technovation Challenge. Technovation challenges girls to build an app that will better their communities. Teams of three to five girls work on building the app and developing a business plan to launch their app. Our program runs throughout the school year. We meet twice a week after school for an hour. The girls decide on their teams and pick a project that they are passionate about.
Why we’re passionate about helping girls in Montana.
There are very few women in tech and we hope that by empowering girls to code and create apps at a young age, they will grow up to be leaders in their field.
Programming can seem intimidating at first, but we want to inspire confidence in our girls as they learn to tackle difficult challenges on their own.
Break down stereotypes.
We think that girls don’t get involved in tech because of the stereotype that coding is for boys. We want to help break down that gender stereotype.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions always come up about programs like this, and we want to save you some time by providing you with answers to some of the questions that we see a lot. Don’t hesitate to reach out with further questions.
Do I need to know how to code?
Absolutely not! If you’re a girl who’s interested in learning how to code, developing your own mobile app, or if you just have an awesome idea, come join us.
What should I bring?
While we work to ensure access to test phones to demo your app, you will need to bring your own laptop and it’s always a good idea to have some water, a snack, and a notebook on hand.
How do I sign up for this event?
It’s easy as pie! Just simply click one of the Register buttons above. You’ll be prompted to fill in your email address and then you’re good to go. You’ll receive your registration form via email.
Do I need to sign up with a team?
No way! You absolutely can, but it’s not necessary. We’ll help connect you with other girls in your community and it’s a great opportunity to meet new girls interested in tech.
Is there a fee to participate?
One of the many great things about our program, is that it is absolutely FREE! No membership, no registration fee, etc. Totally Gratis!
Is there an age limit?
This program is open to girls ages 9 – 19, but we also have openings for adults wanting to participate as mentors and coaches. Just get in contact with us, and we’ll let you know.
(406) 848-GIRL (4475)
400 W Broadway St, Suite 101-407, Missoula, MT 59802, United States