January 24th, 2013
The sooner, the better: ChickTech aims to get more high school girls involved in tech
I’m always a fan of projects that increase the diversity of the tech world and the startup scene. I’ve also been incredibly impressed with how young entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunities before them—sometimes while they’re still in high school. Portland’s ChickTech is hoping to showcase some of that talent.
Introducing the ChickTech: High School Tech Show, 4PM, January 27 at Portland State University.
ChickTech invites you to our first annual ChickTech: High School Tech Show! Our 100 high school participants will have worked hard all weekend to create an awesome project in one of our seven workshops. Stop by and see what they’ve created! Most won’t be a finished project; they have another 10 hours in our shorter followup events throughout 2013 to finish, but we think you’ll be amazed by their creativity and progress, especially since most of our participants have never been exposed to programming or hardware before.
ChickTech seeks to provide “fun, hands-on opportunities for girls and women to get engaged with technology.”