Technovation Girls Live Classes

Technovation Girls

2022 Live Classes

Get additional support during the Technovation Girls season

Join us for a series of live online classes this season!

These classes will help you successfully complete the Technovation Girls program and provide a place for you to connect with girls and alumnae from around the world—even while many of us are still working and learning from home.

Please note: Times listed are in PT. You can use a timezone converter like this one to see what time that is in your local time zone.

Did you miss a class? Don't worry—we have recordings from last years' classes to help you catch up! Scroll to the bottom for the archive.

And mentors, we have sessions for you too! Check out the live online sessions for mentors

Student Sessions

January 15, 2022: Get ready for a bright Technovation season!

8:00am PST

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Set your power goal and get tips on team building

Are you ready to start your Technovation season? Come and get ready with other girls participating in Technovation Girls from around the globe!

In this first kickoff session, you’ll get energized to learn a LOT, tackle an important problem, and get tips on how to find teammates and a mentor (or work in a team of 1!). Stay on at the end for an optional special networking session with other girls from around the world.

January 29, 2022: Ignite your fire! Find the right problem for your team

8:00am PST

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Get help thinking through problem identification and how you will use user research

  • Identify a clear plan of 1-2 problems to focus on that will be updated and improved on as you work
  • Tips for getting user research/community feedback as you identify the problem
  • Helpful tips for time management

February 12, 2022: Solve It! Find the right solution & technology

8:00am PST

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Identify solution ideas your team can work on immediately, and figure out what technology you'll use

  • Learn about tools for brainstorming solutions
  • Get tips on gathering information about existing solutions and user research
  • Are you stuck deciding about AI, mobile, or both? Learn more about different kinds of tech you can use and how to choose the one that's right to solve your problem

February 26, 2022: Tech Time! Coding and AI Bootcamps

8:00am PST

 

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Start coding or training your AI model at these bootcamps

  • Learn about your technical options 
  • Discuss pros and cons of each app builder
  • Build your coding or AI model training confidence by spending time in your tech breakout room and going through tutorials together
  • Get resources to learn more about your coding platform

March 12, 2022: Pitch It! Get Pitching Tips and Feedback on Your Live Pitch from Experts

8:00am PST

Submit

After learning top pitch tips, volunteer to pitch your very beginning idea live to experts in this session 

  • Plan what story you'll share in your videos (learn how to storyboard your pitch before you record)
  • Get feedback from industry professionals on your ideas (not your final pitch)
  • Gain confidence!

Finish your App

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We may have this additional session—check back for more information in February

Office Hours - You're Almost There

  • Got questions about coding, pitching, business or user adoption plans, or more? Come ask your questions in breakout rooms
  • Keep up the great work and continue coding, crafting your pitch, and get ready to submit

 

Looking for additional guidance and support on your mentor journey?

Join us for a series of live online mentor sessions! Connect with like-minded volunteers and the Technovation team for additional support this season.

These sessions are free and open to all mentors!

January 20, 2022: Getting started: Finding your team & your first meeting

8:00am - 9:00am PST

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Join us for our first mentor session for a review of how to start the season off on the right foot. Topics covered will include:

  • Getting started
  • Finding your team
  • And planning your first meeting.

You will have a chance to hear from the Technovation team as well as seasoned Technovation mentors.

February 26, 2022: Tech time: Coding and AI bootcamps

8:00am - 12:00pm PST

Submit

Join us for longer "bootcamp" sessions focused on coding and AI tools available to teams this year. There will be breakout rooms and hands-on portions of this session.

You can expect to...

  • Start coding or training your AI model
  • Learn about your technical options
  • Discuss pros and cons of each app builder
  • Build your confidence by spending time in your tech breakout room and going through tutorials together
  • Get resources to learn more about your coding platform

March 23, 2022: Motivating your team to submit

8:00am - 9:00am PST

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Learn how to help your team craft their submission to the Technovation Girls competition! We will cover:

  • The submission guidelines
  • Judge rubrics
  • Tips for filming an effective pitch!

Archive: 2021 Classes

Explore an archive of last season's live classes—this may be especially helpful if you are working at a different pace or are moving through the curriculum in a different order. As a reminder, please don't forget to review the judging rubric for your division this year. There are several updates to what you have to submit!

Watch the full playlist of video recordings + coding tutorials, and click the sections below to get tips for each class.