By Sara Quelch | Posted: Monday July 31, 2017
This year Balmacewen Intermediate entered three teams in the Tech Girls are Superheroes Competition which is an Australasian competition designed to support and encourage girls to get involved in the tech industry.
In 12 weeks the girls had to find a problem to solve and then design a business plan and an app to solve that problem.Each of the teams had a personal mentor from Australia or New Zealand who they spoke to each week via Google Hangout.Two of the teams designed an app for a very real problem for them in Term 2...coming up with a Science Fair idea and the other team designed an app to help kids to learn how to cook.There was a lot of team work, problem solving and perseverance required as well as learning a whole base of new skills. The girls were very excited when their apps went 'live'. We have submitted our entries and look forward to hearing the results soon.