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Girls in middle school can explore the possibilities of technology and build skills for their future careers this summer during TechGirlz workshops and camps powered by CompTIA Spark, the social impact arm of CompTIA.

TechGirlz helps middle school girls develop a passion for technology through hands-on, interactive “TechShopz.” Girls can explore a variety of topics to spark their interest in the world of technology including entrepreneurship, engineering, and cybersecurity.

“TechGirlz offers fun and engaging learning experiences to help middle school girls unlock their potential in technology,” said Danica Pascavage, Senior Manager, Partner Success, for TechGirlz. “The summer workshops and camps can help build their confidence to try new things and turn their own ideas into real opportunities.”

Upcoming workshops include Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information, an opportunity for girls to learn how information is protected online; Introduction to JavaScript, where girls will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript and how to create their own JavaScript program; Lights, Camera Action: Storytelling and Video Production, which shows girls the techniques to communicate stories through video; Podcasting, where girls can discover software to create their own personal podcast; and Engineering and Roller Coasters, an opportunity for girls to think like an engineer to design their own roller coaster.

Summer camps include the Entrepreneurship Mini Camp, where girls will create their own business plan and prototype; IDEAShop Arduino Programming Camp, where girls can build a robot using a microcontroller; Comcast’s Cool Down Cyber Camp!, a virtual two-day event where girls can learn video game creation and design; and Camp Inspire & STEM: Gaming and Virtual Reality, a five-day event where girls can code their own virtual spaces and explore them through Oculus VR headsets.

Workshops are open to girls, and those who identify as girls, in 5th through 8th grades. Many workshops are free. To register for a TechGirlz workshop, click here. To register for a TechGirlz camp, click here.


The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy.