The goal of the camp was to have each girl create a personal Home Page for presentation in August 1999 at the Electronic Schoolhouse session of the SIGGRAPH (Computer Graphics) conference (Los Angeles, CA) sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery. The girls would have an opportunity to remotely interact with other student conference participants via their Web pages.
A variety of settings for the camp were considered, including a science center, various colleges, and even the possibility of having it in cyberspace rather than an actual physical location. During this investigation, the New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Senior FEMME program emerged as an appropriate match for the Web programming activities within the context of a female mentoring setting. The Web design project was thus incorporated into the Mount Laurel FEMME and offered at NJIT's Burlington County Technology and Engineering Center during July of 1999.
More formal information about the project can be found through these links:
SIGGRAPH 1999 Electronic Schoolhouse Paper
SIGGRAPH 1999 Slides
(Click on SIGGRAPH logo to go to next slide, Girl logo to go to previous slide)
Due to the success of this project, future offerings are being considered. For further information about enrollment contact:
mercuri AT acm DOT org
Or submit the following form information:
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Age of Camper: Prior Computer Background: