Continued from page 2

DigiGirlz campers were introduced to Microsoft employees who talked about careers in technology, so that the girls would have role models to explain that an interest in technology can be more than just a hobby.

This, Ms. Woodall explained, is a necessary step in extending their interest in technology and computers to college degrees and, perhaps, to lifelong careers.

Ms. Woodall said she will take game concepts developed during the camp and forward them to Microsoft headquarters. With luck, one of their ideas could become an XBox 360 game.

This, she said, will be proof that girls can make a difference in the gaming world.