Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we report on our experience as rookies organizing, funding, and running a summer computing camp for middle school girls. The focus of the camp was building mobile applications using App Inventor. The three day/two night camp targeted girls in rural, high poverty school districts and was funded through an award from the National Center for Women in Technology and Microsoft Research. The award allowed girls to attend the camp at no cost. Although a number of institutions and organizations run successful summer camp programs, our experience as first-time organizers should provide other novices with guidance and potential pitfalls for organizing their own camps.
Keywords: summer camps, women in computing, mobile application development, App Inventor, experience report
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Recommended Citation: Martin, N. L., Soares, A. (2016). Organizing an App Inventor Summer Camp for Middle School Girls: What the Experts Don’t Tell You . Information Systems Education Journal, 14(5) pp 80-90. http://isedj.org/2016-14/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)