he 2015 winners of the Tech Girl Superhero competition are Georgia, Robyn, Emmaliene and Jessica from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School (QLD) who designed an app connecting dog owners with dog walkers in order to promote fitness in young people. Kids who sign up to walk dogs earn points for every walk they do, enabling them to redeem points for prizes. The girls used their combined skills of coding, app design and business to come up with the winning app. The winning team is pictured above with the Queensland Minister for Science and Education, Leeanne Enoch, and Tech Girl Movement founder, Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen.
A carpooling app designed by a student at Abbotsleigh Junior School (NSW) and a spelling app designed by four students from St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School (WA) were also state finalists. A team from MLC Burwood (NSW) was highly commended and received Jewella’s Prize for an app teaching students about their carbon footprint, while two teams from Clayfield College (QLD) were also highly commended for their job search apps to help young people search for part-time work.