Hello, World

Hello, World

June 18-22, 2018 ☆ Sterling Heights, MI

A free 5 day long camp for middle school girls to learn computer science.

Learn web development, hardware programming, app creation, game design, and robotics!

Honored by the White House, featured on CNN Heroes,

Nickelodeon's HALO Effect, and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls!

If you would like to donate, please contact Christina directly!

Apply for Hello World 2018!


Any girl in 6th-8th grade from ages 11-14 in the Sterling Heights area (priority to Utica Community Schools students)

No experience needed-just passion!

2015 projects & 2016 projects


5 day long computer science camp hosted by the University of Michigan, Google Ann Arbor, General Motors, Utica Community Schools, Microsoft,and the Utica Center for Math, Science, and Technology

Explore topics in computer science including robotics, website development, game design, and app creation

Create a website about yourself with pure HTML!


The week after school ends, from Monday, June 18, 2018 to Friday, June 22, 2018.

Most days will be from 9am-4pm (Tentative schedule/subject to changes:)

Day 1 (Monday, June 18, 2017)

  • 9:00am-12:00pm: Introduction to the program/learn about game design with Scratch!
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm: Break for lunch-Pizza Hut
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm: Online conversation with Sparky (Google)
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm: Begin website (basic HTML)

Day 2 (Tuesday, June 19, 2017)

  • 9:00am-12:00pm: Learn about apps with MIT AppInventor!
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm: Break for lunch-Jimmy John's catering
  • 12:30-1:30pm: Panel with Ford Motors
  • 1:30pm-4:00pm: Code website projects (add CSS)

Day 3 (Wednesday, June 20, 2017)

  • 7:00am-8:00am: Bus to Southfield
  • 8:00am-9:30am: Tour of the Microsoft Tech Center
  • 9:30am-12:00pm: Hands-on activity with Brainpad Microcontrollers
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm: Quick lunch at Microsoft+panel
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm: Bus to GM Tech Center
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm: Tour of the GM Tech Center: Virtual Reality
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Bus back to the Instructional Resource Center
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Day 4 (Thursday, June 21, 2017)

  • 9:00am-12:00pm: Learn about robotics with Finches!
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm: Break for lunch-Olive Garden catering
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm: SpaceX talk
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: ThunderChickens demo
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Showcase websites, award ceremony

Day 5 (Friday, June 22, 2017)

  • 8:30am-10:00am: Bus to Ann Arbor
  • 10:00am-11:00am: Tour@Google Ann Arbor
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Google Talk with Software Engineer/lunch
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm: Travel to the University of Michigan, School of Engineering
  • 1:00m-2:00pm: Tour at the School of Engineering
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Workshop/tech talk?
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Bus Back to Sterling Heights


Instructional Resource Center (14201 Canal Rd., Sterling Heights MI, 48313)

Transporation will not be provided to the IRC for Days 1-5

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Because of the low numbers of women in the computer science fields, action needs to be taken to empower young girls and encourage them to pursue technology as a career.

"An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field."

-Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer, Facebook)

Sources: NCWIT, code.org, and She++.


Program leader: Christina Li (Email)(LinkedIn)