DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.
During the program's DigiGirlz Day events, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft. These exciting events provide girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.
Last week, at a DigiGirlz Day event in Delaware, MTC Architect Danilo Diaz presented a hands-on introduction to programming with Touch Development. MTC Architect Michael Gannotti presented a session on building a Windows Phone App. All participants used Microsoft Surface Tablets for their work. Michael has made the resources from his session, including a how-to video, available here.
We were thrilled to support this amazing group of young women - our next leaders in technology.