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“I was blown away…I learned so much about technology, but more about how people can achieve professions that they love and enjoy. Everyone’s enthusiasm inspired me to find what I love and pursue it. Not only in technology, but in life.”

- DigiGirl Attendee

2019 Microsoft DigiGirlz High Tech Camp Locations and Dates

Event Name

Location

Date

Target Audience

Registration and Contact Information

2019 Lehi, Utah DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Lehi, UT

Feb. 12-13, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Event Complete

2019 Singapore DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Singapore

March 18-19, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Event Complete

2019 Macedonia DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Skopje, Tetovo and Bitola, Macedonia

April 9-12, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Event Complete

2019 NYC DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

New York, NY

April 19-20, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Event Complete

2019 Fargo DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Fargo, ND

June 11-13, 2019

Both

Event Complete

2019 Reno DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Reno, NV

July 18-19, 2019

High School/Secondary School

2019 Charlotte DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Charlotte, NC

July 23-25, 2019

High School/Secondary School

2019 Redmond DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Redmond, WA

August 5-8, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Registration is closed

2019 Las Colinas DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

Las Colinas, TX

August 6-7, 2019

High School/Secondary School

Frequently Asked Questions

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A. Microsoft accepts girls on a first-come, first-served basis.

Schools can request to register girls for a DigiGirlz Camp in their city by using the contact or registration information provided next to the city name in the list on this page. For general questions, contact msgirlz@microsoft.com.

If the girl meets the target audience requirements she is welcome to register for a DigiGirlz Camp in her area by using the contact or registration information provided in the list on this page.

Release Forms. All students and parent/legal guardian (if under 18) must complete and sign a media release form in order to attend the DigiGirlz event. The form will be provided by the event coordinator.

A. There is no cost associated with the camp. Microsoft provides the camp free of charge for attending girls.

A. No. There is not a GPA requirement. However, you must meet specific age and grade requirements as outlined next to each camp in order to apply .

A. No. The camp is open to girls of all skill levels. The camp provides hands-on workshops that are led by supportive instructors who can help you increase your abilities. For girls who may have already taken technology classes in school, the camp workshops will provide you with quick exposure to new technologies but may not go as in-depth as what you experienced in semester long courses.

A. Yes. All girls who meet the age and grade requirements for the camp are encouraged to apply. However, Microsoft does not provide lodging and transportation for the camp. It is up to you to make your own arrangements and pay for these expenses.

A. The camp locations are determined primarily by the location of Microsoft offices where Microsoft employees can participate in the planning and implementation of the multi-day events.

A. Yes. All girls who meet the age and grade requirements for the camp are encouraged to apply. However, Microsoft does not provide lodging and transportation for the camp. It is up to you to make your own arrangements and pay for these expenses.

A. The camps are offered during the day only. The times may vary slightly by location. Microsoft does not provide lodging and transportation for the camp. Camp participants must make their own arrangements and pay for these expenses.

A. You must be at least 13 years old at the time of application to be eligible, and you can apply only to camps that accept seventh graders (or the equivalent grade level in your country/region). Most of the camps are targeted towards students currently in high school.

A. It is up to each camp coordinator to determine if adult observers are allowed to attend the camp. Some camps have allowed teachers to observe the camp so that the teachers can encourage girls to engage in technology programs throughout the school year. Microsoft is not able to offer continuing education credits for teacher attendance at this camp. If you are a teacher and are interested in observing the camp, please send an e-mail message to DigiGirlz High Tech Camp Questions and include the location of the camp you would like to observe. You will be contacted if the specific camp allows observers.

 

A. Generally, parents are not allowed to attend the camps. If a camp participant has special needs that require a parent to serve as a personal attendant during the camp, let us know. Some camps have a camp closing event that parents are allowed to attend. If that option is available, information will be provided during the camp acceptance process.

A. There are several reasons why each camp focuses on girls from specific grade levels. These reasons include the number of girls a camp can accommodate, the required maturity level, and the content and complexity of the materials being presented.

A. DigiGirlz has chosen to focus primarily on girls in high school to introduce them to the considerable opportunities and career choices available in the high-tech industry. The goal is to solidify the link between school and work so that girls can make informed decisions during their high school and college years.

A. No, we currently do not host camps for boys. The focus is on girls because of the following statistics about girls in technology, from the NCWIT Scorecard 2019:

  • While the percentage of girls taking Advanced Placement (AP) computer science test in secondary schools has increased from 18 percent in 2009 to 24 percent in 2018, the computer science exam accounts for only 1% of all AP tests given in 2018.  
  • Between 1983 and 2017, the share of computer science bachelor's degrees awarded to women dropped from 36 percent to 19 percent.
  • In 2017, women held 57 percent of professional positions overall but only 26 percent of software engineering positions.
  • NCWIT 2019 Scorecard

A. If you have more questions about the DigiGirlz camps, send an e-mail message to msgirlz@microsoft.com or refer to the contact email/registration link listed for the event. Because of the number of e-mail messages we receive regarding the camps, we will not address questions that are already answered on this Web site.