App Camp For Girls is a non-profit organization with the goal of raising interest and awareness for software development to girls and women. The organization is currently based in Portland, but co-founder Jean MacDonald hopes that with this funding round they will be able to 1/ prove that the concept works 2/ expand outside of Portland.
As a former developer, I’ve worked with a small number of talented female engineers but to put it mildly, software development isn’t always a career option that comes to mind for many girls and women. This happens for many reasons, including the fact that this is not an activity that has been traditionally associated with women (not so long ago, it was unthinkable that a “doctor” could be female, and not so long ago some European architecture or engineering schools simply forbid women from applying…). It’s also not hard to imagine how one could feel that she or he “does not belong” when the gender ratio is extreme.
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For a couple of months now we have been covering rumors related to Nokia’s alleged 41 megapixel EOS smartphone. The company’s Conversations blog has now all but confirmed that this device is indeed going to be unveiled at the event on July 11th. This Windows Phone 8 powered smartphone, which will reportedly ship with GDR2 update pre-installed, touts a mammoth 41 megapixel camera that’s reportedly backed by optical image stabilization, a LED focus light and a Xenon flash.
A subtle reference was made to this camera on the Nokia Conversations blog, which said that there are “41 million reasons” to zoom in to this blog on July 11th. Its going to be pretty hard now to deny that this smartphone is not coming, though the EOS moniker hasn’t exactly been confirmed. Nokia could end up calling it something else. It would be interesting to see if its just one device or an entire range of devices. Production line shots of an alleged aluminium based EOS were recently leaked, which many believe are actually of the EOS phabets. We’ve seen polycarbonate shells as well, which are believed to belong to EOS smartphone. All this will be cleared up on July 11th. Who’s excited?