• Interview with Stacey Ferreira, Tech Entrepreneur

    Stacey Ferreira joined ChickTech at the 2017 ACT-W Conference in San Francisco as a featured speaker.  There she spoke on global female entrepreneurial contributions and how she personally got started in the tech industry.  She is an accomplished author, writing about the importance of acting on your passions and making a difference at any age.

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  • May Workshop – Intro to Web and Mobile UX/UI

    Our fifth and final ChickTech high school workshop of the year was a smashing success! ChickTech High School girls from all across the Bay joined together one last time for a workshop on Mobile User Experience and Mobile Interface Design. We teamed up with the design wizards at Odopod San Francisco and the video game

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  • Interview with Donna Rutledge, Seasoned Technical Recruiter

    We were fortunate to catch up with experience technical recruiter Donna Rutledge after she participated on a panel discussion at the ACT-W conference in early April.  Her advice about how to stand out as a job candidate comes from her extensive background of over 20 years in the business; having been a Lead Recruiter for

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  • April Workshop – Intro to HTML, CSS, and Javascript

    Last April, our students attended an Intro to HTML, CSS, and Javascript workshop hosted by our partner “Holberton School of Software Engineering” and led by Melody, a General Assembly instructor, and her friends. The girls started the day with a front end overview with Melody. She explained the difference between HTML, CSS and JavaScript, then

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  • Interview with Laura Geiger, Technical Recruiter

    Laura Geiger, founder of Meredith Consulting LLC, participated in a panel at the recent ACT-W Conference entitled “What Recruiters Look for in Prospective Candidates.” We wanted to pick her brain a little further to learn more about what it means to be a recruiter in the tech field, what impresses her most in a job

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  • March Workshop – Intro to Electronics

    ChickTech kicked off March’s Intro to Electronics Workshop with a team-based brainstorming session. Each team had two minutes to come up with as many places as possible that use circuits. All the teams came up with several everyday objects which require circuits to function. Below are the lists the teams came up with: TEAM: TA:

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  • Interview with Anisha Acharya

      Anisha is a 10th grade student at Mission San Jose High.  She attended our kick-off event last November and we’ve seen her at almost every one of our workshops since.  She has shown tremendous enthusiasm for the program and an aptitude for science and tech! We asked her for some of her thoughts. ChickTech –

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  • ChickTech Interviews Workshop Leaders Lindsey Brant and Toni Adams

    There are so many factors that go into mobile UX design: what colors to use, what font to pick, where to put the button, how to catch a users eye, and the list goes on.  Women make up half the population, and see things very differently; so, a woman’s perspective could make all the difference

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  • February Workshop – Mobile UX Design

    This past February, we had our second monthly workshop! Asurion and Chick Tech Bay Area teamed up to give high school girls the opportunity to learn about Mobile UX design led by Lindsey Salzer Brant and Toni Adams from Asurion (check out our interview with them here). The workshop group started the day off with an icebreaker.

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  • January Workshop – Video Game Development

    Last January, we had our first monthly workshop! Pivotal Labs, Lumosity and Playcrafting teamed up to give our girls the opportunity to learn how to create their own version of the iconic Space Invader video game! The girls started the day with a fun icebreaker. To get into the maker mindset, the girls were tasked

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