TECH FOR EVERYBUDDY
We don’t care if you are male or female, gay or straight, nerdy or cool, athletic or brainy, black or white, short or tall. Technology is a great equalizer. It’s your heart, drive, and passion that matter. We foster learning environments that allow kids and teens of various backgrounds, skill levels, and learning styles to blossom. The technology curricula we deliver is universally relevant and inclusive. We are continually striving to make our programs more accessible, cutting across state lines, continents, and socioeconomic divides.
Many students come to us with a bubbling passion for technology. Others arrive eager to discover something new. Some even come feeling (unnecessarily) intimidated that they don’t know enough—we change that within the first hour. Collaboration, teamwork, and making new, lifelong friends are elemental parts of the iD Experience. Our camps and academies are inclusive of everybuddy.
THE CASE FOR MORE GIRLS IN TECHNOLOGY
In research published in the journal Science, it was revealed that parents and teachers consistently believe boys are better at math and this “keeps girls and women out of a lot of careers, particularly high-prestige, lucrative careers in science and technology,” said Janet Hyde, the University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher who led the study. The study went on to conclude that things are changing, albeit slowly. Forty-eight percent of undergraduate college degrees in math are now earned by women, but “they still lag far behind in physics and engineering.”
iD programs are as much for girls as they are for boys. Girls—don’t let anybody tell you this isn’t the place for you. Our company was founded by two females, which is somewhat unique in the tech metropolis of Silicon Valley, CA. Just over 60% of our year-round workforce is female. They are technical spec writers, QA testers, product designers, project managers, videographers, web developers, graphic designers…you can do this too!
Over half of our summer camp staff is female—they’re experts in everything from Java™ Programming to Game Design, Photography and Engineering. We know that the female perspective is vital in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). If males code and design the majority of the world’s technologies, everything will have a male perspective. Let’s balance it out.
GIRLS AT iD TECH
Learn more about some of the successful girls who got their start at iD:
Rebecca says iD Tech Camps changed her life, introducing technology as a fun and rewarding career, and motivating her to bring about social and economic equality through STEM education.Read More
This former camper and current student at the University of California’s School of Cinematic Arts won 1st place in Project Yellow Light’s Don’t Text and Drive campaign, with her work broadcasted nationally by the Ad Council.Read More
Haley combined an interest in Girl Scouts with technology, creating a weeklong STEM camp for students of all backgrounds. This former camper credits much of her success and motivation to iD Tech Camps.Read More