Appapalooza: Changing the Face of the Tech Industry One Step at a Time

A few weekends ago (and during the weeks preceding the event), I was fortunate enough to be asked to judge Appapalooza, a mobile app competition for young girls. The competition is hosted byTechnovation[MN], whose goal is to, “[…] inspire and enable Minnesota teen girls to dream up, design, code, and pitch mobile phone apps.” These young girls form teams to solve a problem within their community by thinking up a mobile app. Then, they build the app and create a business plan to pitch to would-be investors.