The Mount Holyoke College Girls in Tech Conference (MHC GIT) is an annual one-day
conference dedicated to inspiring high school girls in New England to explore
technology, through engineering and entrepreneurship.
We seek to create awareness about the ubiquity of technology and debunk stereotypes
that may keep girls from venturing into computer science. The conference’s immersion
program includes interactive programming and hardware workshops, as well as talks by
inspirational women employing technology in a variety of fields
Why does our conference matter?
By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs in computing related fields.
Women are on track to just fill 3% of these jobs.
High school girls who expressed an interest in majoring in computer science.
From coding to hardware, our workshops will be geared towards providing girls with tools to kickstart their engineering careers.
Inspiring talks by women from diverse backgrounds who have defined what it means to be a woman in tech.
The start-up challenge, with the pitch workshop, is designed to give girls a taste of innovation and the difference they can make through it!
Our Keynote Speakers
Opening Ceremony9:00 AM
Lightning Talk by Kat Calvin 9:15 AM
Lawyer, Social Entrepreneur, Writer
Lightning Talk by Sarah Meyer 9:30 AM
Software Engineer, Buzzfeed
Lightning Talk by Laney Kuenzel 9:45 AM
Software Engineer, Facebook
Team Building & GIT Mentors 10:00 AM
"Wait, I can design an App?" 11:00 AM
Mobile App Development Workshop with Charlie Romer
Lunch & Networking 12:00 NOON
Designing with Lasers1:00 PM
Adobe Illustrator and Laser Cutter workshop with Shani Mensing