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Tech camp for girls
SAN ANTONIO -- We all know middle school age girls love to use smart phones, but how many can actually program their own smart phone app?
A freshman at Trinity University actually started her own camp aimed at getting more girls into the technology industry.
"I don't know if you know but right now there's a huge lack of girls in computing."
Kylie Moden is a freshman at Trinity University studying computer science.
"Once I got into computer science I had a huge passion for teaching younger girls about computing and getting more girls into the field,".
She found out about a grant program offered by the National Center for Women in information technology.
"I just had to apply for the grant, and then when I got the grant I was just super excited, an now I've got to do this camp!"
With the $3,000 grant, she founded the brand new Trinity Encouraging Camp for her, or Tech Camp.
Middle school girls from around the San Antonio area came to learn how to create android apps.
"You get to learn how to make an app, I mean who doesn't want to do that?"
Ashley Humphries, a Tatum Middle School student, is now totally absorbed in programming.
"It really is just cool."
"Just like to see them light up at what they program is such a rewarding experience."
"If only half of these girls end up doing computing that's like a success," said Kylie.
She wants tech companies like Rackspace and AT&T to be able to hire local girls.
At 12, its okay to not know what you're going to do with your life, but Kylie says whatever they end up doing, technology will be part of it.
CLICK HERE for more information on next year's camp.