Technovations club adds two new teams


Emma Leff

Junior Zoe Younger and senior Sidney Hosfield discuss app ideas at Technovation’s first meeting of the year on Jan. 9. Club members will develop an app and present to a panel of judges in May.

Maria Perez-Barriga

Technovations this year has two more additional teams than last year, which means more apps will be developed, according to adviser Mark Miller.

According to Miller, Technovations had its first meeting Jan. 9, and 15 girls attended.

“Two (girls) have contacted me that they couldn’t make it, but they want to be a part of the team, so we have a total of 17,” Miller said.

Senior Ilsa Olsen said she is enthusiastic about having more than one team this year and several additional girls joining.

“It’s great that at least this year we have more than one team. I think it’s awesome that more girls are coming out,” Olsen said.

“I believe it was 17 girls who showed up, and that means that if everyone does it we will have four teams, which is huge because then once they graduate the club will continue,” Davenport said.Senior Sophia Davenport said it’s a big deal for the club to have more girls and staff because that means the club will exist further into the future.

Miller said the more girls wanting to get involved and build apps would be great for the club. He said it’s a great chance for girls collaborate.

“There are some teams or some schools that have five or six teams — the more the better,” Miller said. “I think it’s a great opportunity for young women to work together as teams with a shared mission of trying to solve a problem.”