Hundreds of girls and women will gather in October in South Lake Tahoe to explore the future of diversity in the technology industry.

Girlfriend Getaway Weekend is running Oct 7-9 at Harrah's in South Lake Tahoe with a lineup of inspiring speakers and technical sessions. The goal is to inspire attendees of Girlfriends Getaway Weekend to pursue careers in engineering and science. A showcase of ideas follows 48 hours of collaboration and cooperation using free tools and hardware.

Activities are modeled after the iPhoneDevCamp, which contributed founding moments to companies and products like Square, Temple Run, OAuth and TestFlight. Award-winners have gone on to sell their ideas to Apple, Google, Facebook, Oracle and other tech companies.

“Girlfriends Getaway Weekend this year is all about being healthy, wealthy and wise,” conference organizer Adryenn Ashley said. “I believe a friendly competition of ideas will inspire all the ladies to consider themselves a little smarter and more daring. Some of the apps and products that have come from developer camp are astounding. I cannot wait to see what ideas and frontiers people discover. In the end, we will all be much wiser to the possibilities of women in technology and leadership.”

Tickets range from $179-$999 for the three-day event with special rates for nonprofit groups and children. Click here for more information.

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