Every superhero has an origin story. It tells the back-story of a character, revealing how and why they got to where they are.
It's about celebrating strengths and weaknesses, and being around people who embrace that.- Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero's Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen
When 15-year-old Jamilla Deighan-Smith tore her anterior cruciate ligament this year playing soccer, her mother told her she needed to find something to do.
Injured and unable to play sport, Jamilla's search soon found her taking part in a coding and game development class run by Be Game's Chris Bateman and Isaac Lynnah.
Jamilla said her fist class was "kind of hard but fun", and since then she has enjoyed "creating something in a weird, different way" with her new skills.
"I'm working on a game, but I don't really know what it is yet," she said with a laugh.
"I'm just winging it mostly."
Usually a class dominated by males, the Be Game team has found the gender balance has recently shifted, with far more females involved than ever before.
Thirteen-year-old Sophia Armstrong's father said she should try the classes as she was "constantly on a computer".
She said she enjoys the social side of the classes, and is working on a game she describes as "reverse Space Invaders".
"Bullets come towards you and some heal and some attack. I just wanted something simple, then I realised even simple things are hard," she said.
Seventeen-year-old Zoe Schnabel has a passion for fantasy and adventure games, and said she aims to eventually create "something therapeutic" from the skills she will learn.
"I enjoy games where you get to escape. They're fun," she said.
"I guess right now I'm thinking about the mechanics I see in different games and putting them together."
The students had a chance this week to sit down via Skype with Tech Girls Movement CEO, entrepreneur, editor, author, teacher and advocate Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen.
Each year Dr Beekhuyzen runs a Search for the Next Tech Girl Superhero competition for girls aged seven to 17 who aim to solve important problems in their communities through technology.
"A lot of technology comes from what bugs you," she said.
Dr Beekhuyzen, who came up with the idea while teaching mostly males in her Information Technology university course, said collaboration is the key to creating strong solutions.
"It's about celebrating strengths and weaknesses, and being around people who embrace that," she said.
"It's about having fun and learning things along the way."
She said while most of her university students were males, her two female students were excelling beyond their peers.
"Diverse workplaces perform better and make more money," she said.
"I think girls can do anything and I want to show that."
Recently Bega-based company 2pi Software have taken on the classes as part of their ever increasing community work.
"Having a company behind the class is a great achievement that will allow us to improve and continue to provide education to the Bega Valley community," Mr Lynnah said.
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