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Jean MacDonald Departs Smile to Pursue App Camp for Girls Full Time


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Jean MacDonald Departs Smile to Pursue App Camp for Girls Full Time

San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2014 – Smile today announced that Jean MacDonald, Smile’s Marketing & PR partner, will depart Smile to work full time on App Camp for Girls.

“Jean has been a key member of our team, building excellent relationships with Mac press, podcasters, pundits, and members of the community,” said Greg Scown, Smile Founder. “While we’re sad to see her go, we wish her great success in growing App Camp for Girls. Jean has founded an amazing organization which addresses an important need in the software community, and we expect to see App Camp for Girls thrive with her at the helm.”

Jean began working with Smile at Macworld San Francisco in 2004. She joined Smile as a partner in December 2008. Jean has been instrumental in building Smile’s portfolio of podcast sponsorships and at growing Smile’s social media presence. She organized Smile’s exhibits at Macworld Expo, and guided Smile through several major product launches.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the incredible level of interest in App Camp For Girls. Many more girls are interested in attending than we have spaces for right now. In order to meet this pressing need, I need to devote myself full-time,” said Jean MacDonald. “I am very grateful to my partners and colleagues at Smile. It really has been an honor and a pleasure to work with such talented and wonderful people for so many years.”

The inaugural season of App Camp for Girls took place in Summer 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Plans are underway for Summer 2014 with sessions in Portland and in another location to be determined.

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Smile makes productivity software for OS X and iOS devices, including PDFpen, the Mac PDF editor that won an Editors’ Choice Award from Macworld and The Mac Observer; PDFpen for iPad, the mobile PDF editor that won Macworld 2012 Best of Show; PDFpen for iPhone, winner of The Mac Observer’s Editors’ Choice Award; PDFpen Scan+, which brings the power of OCR to your iPad and iPhone; TextExpander, the Mac typing shortcut tool that also won a Macworld Eddy award; TextExpander touch for the iPhone and iPad; and DiscLabel, the Macworld Eddy award-winning CD label design program.

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Maia Olson (+1-510-599-7070, PST)
PR, Smile

Greg Scown (+1-510-289-4000, PST)
Founder, Smile

Philip Goward
Founder, Smile

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App Camp For Girls is a place where girls can put their creative power to work, conceptualizing and building apps, while learning more about the business of software and being inspired by women who are professional software developers. When girls see how fun and creative app development can be, they’ll be more likely to pursue a career in software development and technology.

App Camp For Girls enjoys tremendous support from the developer community, and raised over $100,000 via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, doubling its initial goal.

App Camp for Girls is a non-profit corporation in the State of Oregon. Technology Association of Oregon Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization, is the fiscal sponsor of App Camp for Girls.


Jean MacDonald (+1-503-729-8452)
Founder, App Camp for Girls

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