Last week I met with Rosemary Bauer, founder of the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Foundation. This fall MCWTF is sponsoring their high school girls website contest; a great opportunity for young women to use their website planning, design and development skills.
MCWTF is looking for volunteer judges for the first round of judging the websites as well as an instructor to teach a usability seminar on Saturday, October 4, 2008.
For the contest, teams are composed of 1-2 high school girls, with a maximum of 80 teams competing in the contest. Teams must design their websites based on the theme “My Dream Career and How I Plan to Get There”.
MCWT is looking for first round judges with knowledge of the technical aspects of web design.
- Websites will be reviewed on line from a secure site.
- Judging will take about 6-8 hours of time total using a rubric to score sites
- Judging will take place from October 22, 2008 to November 8, 2008
The usability seminar is one time only, October 4, 2008, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, at Lawrence Tech University in Southfield, Michigan. MCWT has the presentation from last year which could be modified or leveraged by the instructor. Around 20 girls are expected to attend the seminar, all high school students.