Young Women from Montana are Invited to Compete in Global Technology Competition

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America Campaign brings together community coalition to screen documentary film to inspire future Montana CodeGirls to join Technovation Challenge Teams.

The tech world has always been a boys game... but that code is about to be rewritten.

Led by America Campaign founder and Montana Code School co-founder, Devin B Holmes, companies and foundations across Montana have come together to support the screening of the documentary CodeGirl in Missoula and Bozeman.

The film follows young women from around the world ages 9 - 19 who participate in the annual Technovation Challenge to build an app that addresses a problem in their communities. This inspiring documentary highlights girls' ability to not only write code but also create and pitch a business solution. Since 2010, nearly 5,000 girls, ages 9 to 19, from 60 countries have submitted apps to the annual Technovation Challenge. Most of these competitors did not have any prior coding experience but had a passion to build an app and help their community.

"While screening this film in Montana will help us raise visibility about this competition, our main goal is to encourage young women across Montana to compete" said Devin B. Holmes. "Given that men currently dominate the technology world, this is a wonderful opportunity for girls to work together, learn new skills and realize they are capable of flourishing in the technology field."

In 2015, Montana fielded one team from Missoula, Team Missoulavation, who will be present at the Missoula screening to talk about their experiences and encourage their peers to join 2016 teams. Come join middle & high school-aged girls from around the world as they try to better their community through technology and collaboration.

Screenings will be held on January 31st in Missoula and February 14th in Bozeman.

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