Aleen Mean

Coming Soon: App Camp for Girls, Phoenix Chapter

Today was my last day at AgileBits, just 15 days shy of my second anniversary there.

Leaving my position as wordsmith for the 1Password for iOS team and media outreach person is one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made. However, I’ve found myself juggling and dropping too many balls lately, and I had to pull back and evaluate my goals. When I stopped to think about what I really wanted to accomplish this year, the answer was immediately clear: App Camp for Girls, Phoenix edition has to be as great as I can make it.

I’m lucky to have an absolutely phenomenal, enthusiastic team of women co-organizing this venture with me, and I’m so excited for July! In the meantime, there are volunteers to obtain, workshops to organize, and potential sponsors to approach. I also need to dive into Swift so I can write my scholarship app for this year’s WWDC and be available to answer questions during the week of camp.

So I’m taking some time to focus on that.1 And when that’s done? Well, you never know what’ll happen down the road. :)

P.S. If you know a girl (or non-binary/transgender kiddo of any gender) entering the 8th or 9th grade next year, let them know that App Camp registration is now open! This year’s camps will take place in:

  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Orange County, California, USA
  • Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. My thanks to past Justin and Aleen, our tax attorney, and the IRS for allowing this to happen.