IGNITE School Presentations

Each IGNITE member school starts out with a IGNITE presentation to kick-off the introduction of IGNITE. It is a 90 minute event where industry women come in to tell their story to the girls and answer questions and have a discussion.  We also bring pizza for lunch and schedule this event around the lunch hour. We take one period either before or after lunch so students miss as little of classes as possible.

IGNITE Microsoft Field Trips

Tour of the Home of the Future or the Envisioning Center. Tour is one hour long. Then we go to the lunch location to have an IGNITE Presentation event and questions and answer session. This trip is scheduled between 9 and 1:30 to take advantage of the cheapest bus times. Our tour at Microsoft Home starts at 10:30 and our lunch starts at 11:30. We can invite 20 students from each high school and 2 schools are invited on each date.

October 27,  November 17, January 12, ,February 16,   March 15,   March 29, April 12, May 3

Microsoft Programming Workshops

Collaboration with TKP (Teaching Kids Programming). This event is also scheduled between 9 and 1:30. We can bring 30 students and it includes lunch.

About TKP: At Teaching Kids Programming, we create unique, fun and comprehensive courseware based on Microsoft Small Basic.  The courseware is designed to introduce children ages 10 and up to core programming concepts.

October 20,  November 10, January 19, February 9, March 22, April 5, May 10


Job Shadow Days

We will schedule at least 2 job shadow dates usually to be held at Microsoft. We will match the students by having them fill out a job shadow student interest form. This will start at 9:30 and end at 2:00. WE usually bring 20 students to each event.


Glitter Conference, October 7, 2011

Seattle Central Community College holds an IGNITE Conference each year called Glitter. The focus is on IT careers that are outside of IT companies, such as IT in healthcare, IT in retail, IT in radio and more. We will provide bus pick-ups. All juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. This day includes workshops given by women in industry who work in IT outside of IT companies. Examples are Starbucks, Fred Hutch, and women in Radio. Keynote speaker and students talk about what its like to attend Seattle Central and attend the IT program. A tour of the new IT building is also included. We also have prizes and discussions.


DigiGirlz Girls Day

Girls can attend this one day conference on how to design a video game.Girls work in teams figuring out how video games are thought up. They then present their games to everyone and a team of Microsoft women judge the results and give feedback. It’s a great fun day.  There is also a middle school option as well.

UW Engineering Day

A tour of the Engineering School and lunch with women in the IT and Engineering Program. They talk about their paths to IT and Engineering and girls get to ask questions


Women studying Engineering at the UW can visit the school and do a 90 minute demonstration on different engineering careers. Question and Answer session is a part of this experience and we can also order lunch.

Contact Cathi Rodgveller to schedule an event.

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