Technovation Challenge is a global tech competition that teaches girls ages 10-18 how to code and start a business.
I am participating on the organizing team for the Technovation Moldova program by assisting with marketing and technical support for the teams.. I attended the Technovation Moldova launch event in Chisinau in January at an amazing space called Tekwill. It is a co-working space that is supporting entrepreneurialism in Moldova. It felt like home; I look forward to attending other events there or possible dropping in for a work day at the space when I am in Chisinau.
The day was filled with stories of past ideas and winners along with a session of learning to code using App Inventor. In 2014, a team from Moldova won the International Technovation Challenge for their clean water app. It was amazing to see everyone so excited about learning to code. It changes lives and communities by opening the girls eyes to new ideas and opportunities.