Girl Scouts Go Tech

Best Buy's Geek Squad teamed up with the Girl Scouts for a three-day summer camp at Santa Clara University.

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Girls build a computer at the Geek Squad Summer Academy.
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At the Geek Squad Summer Academy, local Girl Scouts got a crash course in technology. The three-day camp at Santa Clara University ended Thursday.
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(From left) Kalena Zamora, Nina Zamora and Brezhane Flores learn how to build a computer from scratch.
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Kalena said she knew the computer worked when the fan on the motherboard started spinning.
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The camp cost $35 and Best Buy provided most of the materials.
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One hundred girls attended the camp and 50 girls on the wait list didn't get in.
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The camp allows girls to explore technology "without worrying about what the guys say," said Alice Lemieux, a technical program manager for the Girl Scouts of Northern California.
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The camp offered sessions on making music, editing photos and videos, building computers and the Internet.
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The camp has a "severe hands-on nature" said Tim Webb, a Geek Squad project coordinator. "It's not a lecture."
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The Geek Squad's Thomas Nguyen teaches the girls how to edit music.
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"I don't know why they call them geeks," Mackenzie Williams (right) said. " I think that they're really cool people."
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A girl finds a plaque in the Bannan Engineering Building during a photo scavenger hunt.
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Campers sing and dance to "Y.M.C.A." by The Village People during Band Hero karaoke.
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Girls from the Tweeties girl scout team watch the action.
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Megana Vasu learns how to play a game called Splotter.
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Dina Sialaris wears a temporary tattoo. She said the Geek Squad Summer Academy is different from other camps because the girls "learn stuff you can actually do at home instead of just lanyard making."
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Lemieux said the girls feel more comfortable pursuing a career in technology after attending the Geek Squad Summer Academy.
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