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Saturday
Nov 10
Chicktech Portland High School Kick-off - call for Volunteers!
Maseeh College of Engineering, Portland State University

ChickTech is excited to host the annual High School Kickoff from November 10th-11th at the Maseeh College of Engineering at Portland State University! Every year, this inspiring weekend-long event gives 150 underserved high school girls the opportunity to explore technology careers through hands-on workshops. They leave the event with new found confidence, their very own technological project, a deep connection to empowering peers and mentors, and inspiration to pursue a technical career. We need your help in transforming their lives! Sign up now to volunteer at the event in a number of roles here: https://goo.gl/Ynbem4

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Monday
Sep 10, 2012
ChickTech Monthly Meeting
Portland State University

Would you like to get involved in helping to plan ChickTech's first event?

At this meeting, we'll introduce new volunteers and talk about volunteer organization and the status of our workshops.

Please RSVP (http://bit.ly/chicktech-rsvp) if you plan on coming!

To sign up to be a volunteer: http://bit.ly/chicktech-volunteer

We hope to see some fresh new volunteer-ready faces there!

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/501961629833217/

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Monday
Oct 8, 2012
ChickTech Monthly Meeting
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

Come join us for our monthly meeting! We'll be brainstorming the answers to a few questions... 1. How can we partner with other organizations in town to create events? (TAO and others) 2. How should ChickTech take advantage of all of the talented people who want to volunteer now that our workshop teams are mainly formed? Also, those in other states... 3. How should we strategically build our board of advisors/directors? 4. What will ChickTech: Career look like? What will best support women in tech/women who want to be in tech? We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Monday
Dec 10, 2012
ChickTech Monthly Meeting
Lucky Labrador Beer Hall

We'll be discussing two questions: 1. Could we create ChickTech chapters in the schools to grow the movement in each high school and strengthen our connection with them?
2. What would that look like and who can we partner with to support it?

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Sunday
Jan 27, 2013
ChickTech: High School - Tech Show
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

ChickTech is proud to showcase the results of our first annual ChickTech: High School event! 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.

Cheer them on and encourage them to keep making progress! We look forward to seeing you there.

Learn more about ChickTech: High School on our website: www.chicktech.org.

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Wednesday
Feb 27, 2013
ChickTech GSD Work Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This is a "Get Stuff Done" Work Session. Please join us if you are ready to work hard for the ChickTech cause and can be flexible and a self-starter. Together, we can make this happen!

Feb. 27 (Wed.) at Lucky Lab SE, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The STUFF to GET DONE: Coordinating details on ChickTech: High School Mentor Program; Internship Program; Follow-Up Workshops

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Tuesday
Mar 5, 2013
ChickTech GSD Work Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This is a "Get Stuff Done" Work Session. Please join us if you are ready to work hard for the ChickTech cause and can be flexible and a self-starter. Together, we can make this happen!

March 5 (Tues.) at Lucky Lab SE, from 6 p.m. - 8 pm.

The STUFF to GET DONE: Coordinating details on ChickTech: Career Kick-Off Event.

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Tuesday
Mar 12, 2013
ChickTech GSD Work Session
Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

This is a "Get Stuff Done" Work Session. Please join us if you are ready to work hard for the ChickTech cause and can be flexible and a self-starter. Together, we can make this happen!

March 12 (Tues.) at Lucky Lab SE, from 6 p.m. - 8 pm.

The STUFF to GET DONE: Coordinating details on upcoming OSU event and other events.

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Saturday
Jul 27, 2013
ChickTech Mid-Summer Picnic
Powell Park

Join ChickTech at our annual Mid-Summer Picnic! Families (including children) are welcome. Please make sure each person is counted in your registration so we have an accurate count!

Other than eating free food, we'll have two fun activities. The first will be a soldering station, where anyone can learn to solder (or teach others to solder!). The second will be an activity creating a simple e-textile project (using fabric or felt to create an item that uses a small battery, sensors, and lights/sounds to react to the sensors--here are some more complex examples: http://makezine.com/2010/04/06/geek-chic-massive-e-textiles-roundu/). This is going to be a really fun event! We're excited, and we hope you'll join us to celebrate a summer that is starting any day now, tasty food, and of course women in tech. :)

This is a free event, but please feel free to make a donation to help defray our costs if you are able. All donations are tax-deductible and help keep our K-12 activities free to participants.

Food will be provided. Transportation will be provided as needed to HS participants, either through transit passes or pickup.

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Saturday
Sep 14, 2013
ChickTech Problem-Storming for Nonprofits
Thetus Corporation

NOTE: This is now a 1 day event. We hope you can join us.

Let's use our skills to make our community a better place for women and girls!

Are you a woman interested in brainstorming and creating solutions for a nonprofit? Well, we have the event for you! We're bringing in nonprofits who are focused on women and girls (or issues that women and girls encounter) who have something that they've been struggling with...and our goal is to have a viable solution for each of them by the end of the weekend!

Do I have the skills to attend?

  • Are you a women who is 15 years of age or older?
  • Are you a programmer?
  • Are you an interface designer?
  • Are you a manager?
  • Are you a teacher (either officially or not)?
  • Do you have experience with psychology?
  • Are you an artist?
  • Are you passionate about helping non-profits?

If you answered yes to any of those, then yes! You should. We are looking to have teams of women with diverse backgrounds. If you are under 15, let us know and we will see if we can work something out.

Why should I attend?

  • Altruism. Community-Mindedness. You'd like to help the local community with your skills.
  • Learn from your group members. You'll be on a diverse team of women. We are sure that you'll learn a lot from each other!
  • Learn about the non-profits. Portland has a great nonprofit community and this event will help you get in touch with some of them.
  • Help fundraise for ChickTech K-12 events. By paying for your participation, you are not only getting this experience (and food for days!), you are also helping to make our K-12 events free for participants. Thank you in advance for your support!
  • Childcare is provided.
  • Delicious food is provided. Eat up!

What are we doing, exactly?

You will be in a group of women working on a project for a local nonprofit. The projects are listed below under the Nonprofits section.

Each project will have a tech component, but we're looking to create a team with diverse skills to address the needs of the nonprofit. Each group will have a ChickTech or Thetus volunteer to help out. Each group will have a representative from the nonprofit to answer any questions. At the end of the weekend, we want to have a viable solution for the non-profit.

Can men attend?

YES! We are looking for supportive techie guys to help provide childcare for the event in order to break yet another stereotype. We are hoping to have some fun, hands-on activities for the kids too, depending on ages and age ranges.

Can I attend for free?

YES! We are offering a sliding scale because we do not want cost to be a barrier for anyone to attend. If you can afford any of the cost options, please help us out! This will help us cover the costs of this event. Any extra money goes to funding our K-12 programs to ensure that they remain free for participants.

Event Schedule

Friday: 6:30p - 9p, hors d'oeuvres, choose projects, meet teams! Saturday: 9:30a - 5:30p, breakfast, work with teams, lunch, more work! Sunday: 9:30a - 5:30p, breakfast, work, lunch, work, present (not the noun, the verb)!

Help us by spreading the word!

Tweet: "Let's help nonprofits in #pdx! Join me for @ChickTechOrg's Nonprofit Problem Storming Event! Learn more: http://chicktechproblemstorming.eventbrite.com/" Facebook: "Let's help nonprofits in #pdx! Join me for @ChickTech's Nonprofit Problem Storming Event! Learn more: http://chicktechproblemstorming.eventbrite.com/"

Nonprofits and Projects

Below are the nonprofits who are involved with this event. If you have one of any of the skills listed on any of the projects, consider attending this event to help out our nonprofit community.

My Sister's House

My Sister's House is a home for women with children who have suffered domestic violence/and or abuse and need a safe environment to create new lives.
Problem: Need complete website and branding overhaul! http://mysistershouse.net/ Skills needed (including but not limited to): website design, website development, user experience, branding, artists

Oregon Tradeswomen

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. (OTI) is dedicated to promoting success for women in the trades through education, leadership and mentorship. Problem: Need help with communications throughout the organization! Especially around email, calendars, etc. Skills needed (including but not limited to): experience with nonprofits, organizational skills, management, software/website development

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves members throughout Oregon, and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington; they currently serve 24,000 girl and adult members. Problem: Need help creating a training strategy that works for the adult volunteers in the organization, especially with regards to online and blended methods. Skills needed (including but not limited to): education, pyschology, web service development, training experience, evaluation experience, web design

Betties360

Betties360's mission is to inspire confidence, well-being, and community in girls through action sports, outdoor adventure, and life-skill education. Problem: Need help with publicity and fundraising...in general getting the word out to more people! Possibly a creative marketing campaign? Skills needed (including but not limited to): nonprofit fundraising, marketing, social media experience, branding experience, designers, artists

Snowdrift.coop

Snowdrift.coop is an in-progress web platform aiming to provide on-going community engagement and fundraising for all manner of creative projects (software, music/art, research, educational resources, and more) where results are released freely with no proprietary restrictions on access, modification, or sharing. Problem: We need help introducing the Snowdrift.coop system to creative projects and to patrons; maybe an infographic or a game? Skills needed (including but not limited to): nonprofit fundraising, marketing, designer, game development, user experience designer

Lilka, Inc

[Note: Lilka is not a nonprofit, but their mission is to help nonprofits work together better, which we think is worth supporting! Plus, it's a women-founded tech startup, which is awesome.] Lilka, Inc is creating a project coordination tool for nonprofit organizations to help them coordinate both internal projects and projects between nonprofits who want to work together.
Problem: We're at the stage where we're fleshing out our ideas, and we would love some help integrating the functionality of Asana and Google Docs/Drive as a first step. This tool will be used to coordinate NPOs in both everyday situations and emergencies where cooperation between NPOs will save lives. Skills needed (including but not limited to): Front end web design, user interface design, business, project management, back-end programming, nonprofit experience, graphic design

If you know of other nonprofits who would like to participate email us at [email protected]. If you would like to get more information on volunteering for this event, also email us at [email protected]. ChickTech's fiscal sponsor is TechStart, a registered 501(c)(3).

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Wednesday
Nov 20, 2013
ChickTech Beginner Arduino Workshop
through Jama South

Nov 20, 5:30-8:30 Nov 21, 5:30-8:30

Come learn how to make a simple project with hardware!! No experience necessary.

$50, which pays for the hardware and food; if you have your own hardware, $20. Scholarships available. Limit 30, so sign up soon! Also, if you're interested in volunteering, let us know.

We'd love to start an group of women who meet monthly to continue working on their projects, and/or to go to different hardware groups and events together!

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Sunday
Mar 2, 2014
ChickTech Mentor Training
PSU Maseeh Engineering Building

ChickTech is looking for mentors for ChickTech:High School – 2014. Our ideal mentors are women and men in high tech (undergraduates, graduates, or industry) who have some background in computer science, engineering, design or related fields who are interested in partnering with a high school girl as she explores technology. Interested? Sign up on our website then join us at PSU for training from 1:00 - 4:00, followed by the Tech Show until 5:30. For questions or more information, send an e-mail to [email protected].

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ChickTech: High School Tech Show 2014
Portland State University Engineering Building

ChickTech invites you to our second 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! 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.

Cheer them on and encourage them to keep making progress! The event is free, but please feel free to donate* so we can keep doing what we're doing! We look forward to seeing you there.

Parking info from PSU: "Parking Structure 1 is the best place to park for the event. There are two entrances into the garage but event guests, volunteers, students, staff should enter off of 6th ave. between Hall and Harrison. This garage is 2 short blocks away from event location. Parking on Sunday in this structure is free." See map here.

Learn more about ChickTech: High School on our website: http://www.chicktech.org/events/chicktech-high-school-2014-portland/.

*All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID, through our fiscal sponsor (TAO Foundation), is: 20-0072527.

RSVP on Eventbrite: https://chicktech-hs-tech-show2014.eventbrite.com. This event is open to the public, so please spread the word!

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Wednesday
Oct 15, 2014
ChickTech Imposter Syndrome Workshop
New Relic

More more info and to RSVP, please visit the eventbrite link above. Cost of the workshop is $15 for students and $20 for community members.

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you attribute your successes to luck or chance? Do you feel inadequate despite evidence to the contrary and worry that others will “find you out”? If you answered yes to any of these questions - guess what, you are not alone! You merely have a case of . . . Imposter Syndrome.

What is Imposter Syndrome? Come join us for an evening and find out! We will kick off the night with dinner and our Keynote speaker, Vanessa Van Edwards (http://www.scienceofpeople.com/about-vanessa-van-edwards/).

We will then break into small groups to discuss how Imposter Syndrome affects us in our everyday lives and do activities that help build confidence in the value we bring to the table. Still not convinced? Tina Fey, Maya Angelou, and Sheryl Sandberg have all admitted to feeling like imposters in their careers at some point. If these "low-achieving" women can overcome the thickets of Imposter Syndrome so can you! We hope to see you at the workshop!

Please note, although this is a female-centered workshop, everyone is welcome to attend.

Please see ChickTech's inclusion policy for more detail (http://chicktech.org/about-us/inclusion-policy/).

Dinner and supplies are included in the cost of this workshop.

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Wednesday
Jan 21, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Code School

2015 is starting out with a bang! ChickTech is busier than ever planning a bunch of great events, activities and workshops for all our women and girls!

Start your new year off right with ChickTech! We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

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Saturday
Jan 31, 2015
WIN with ChickTech: Girl Rising STEM Event
Intel Hawthorn Farms 3 (HF3) Campus

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education has to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Future ChickTech volunteers and supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting? Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech. Intel is graciously hosting the event, and ChickTech is working hard to plan and run the event.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

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"Girl Rising" at Intel
Intel Hawthorne Farms Building 3 (HF3), Auditorium

Did you ever think you could change the world by pursuing your dreams? But how do you get there and reach your full potential? What does education have to do with all of this? Women can transform their lives by jumping in and getting involved in their dreams. At this event, you’ll see an inspiring movie called Girl Rising.

Want to understand the basics behind all the cool gadgets we use every day? It all starts with circuits! And we’ll have a fun activity for beginners.

What is this event? It’s a combination movie showing and hands-on activity. It’s a chance for high school girls to meet women in technology and a chance for women in technology to be inspired by high school girls!

Who's invited? We’re excited to have an Intel WIN and ChickTech event! If you identify with any of the following, we’d love to have you:

Current and past ChickTech: High School participants Current and past ChickTech volunteers ChickTech supporters Intel WIN members Women in tech and ChickTech supporters

Why should you come? It’s free! There will be snacks.

But seriously, this is an event to watch and reflect on women’s empowerment in tech by watching Girl Rising. We’ll also have an educational (and fun, we promise!) hands-on activity and create your very own circuit.

If you’re a ChickTech: High School participant, we’ll do our best to provide transportation to the event, free of charge.

Who’s hosting?

Intel WIN (Women in Intel Network) Oregon will be co-hosting this event with ChickTech.

Public Transportation HF3 is a 7 minute walk from the Hawthorn Farm MAX Station on the blue line and 4 minutes from the nearest bus stops on Cornell Rd on route 48.

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Monday
Feb 9, 2015
FutureTalk with Liz Abinante and Janice Levenhagen
New Relic

Diversity and Education in Tech

› Please RSVP via Eventbrite HERE

Programming, Education, and the American Dream

The learn to code movement has popularized the idea that coding is a skill everyone can learn. It's the American dream: learn the desirable skill and you'll succeed financially. Liz will discuss the history of the American Dream, how new programming education endeavors have repackaged it, and how the lack of awareness and analysis of this privileged rhetoric is damaging our culture and workforce.

Liz Abinante is an engineer living in Portland working for New Relic. Previously, she has served as co-leader for the Chicago chapter of Girl Develop It, where she taught and organized programming classes for women and minorities. She is infectiously enthusiastic about web development, teaching, learning, and feminism. She enjoys knitting, writing knitting programs and patterns, and hacking away on interesting problems. Her greatest dream in life is to spend her entire day surrounded by puppies while coding.

Women in Today's Tech

At ChickTech, we're often asked exactly why women are so underrepresented in technology. This is a hard question to answer, because it rarely is just one thing. It's a complex mix that we often call "death by a thousand cuts". Janice will guide us through the stats on technical women in various national and local tech companies and then take a dive into anecdotes that help to illustrate some of the reasons why women leave technology at twice the rate of men.

Janice Levenhagen is the Executive Director of ChickTech. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University. She believes strongly that the diversity and strengths that women can bring will push high tech to even more impressive heights. Her inspiration for creating ChickTech came from her own experiences in computer engineering and the realization that the percentage of women in engineering isn’t going to get higher by itself.

› Doors will open at 5:30 for a 30-minute networking happy hour! The food, beer and drinks are provided by Bellagios and New Relic.

› The presentation will begin right at 6p.

› FutureTalk is brought to you by New Relic in collaboration with TAO

› Stay tuned for the latest developments and updates on this and upcoming events by joining our Meetup group, New Relic FutureTalks PDX, and following us on Twitter @newrelic.

Wednesday
Feb 11, 2015
Negotiation: In Life and At Work
Crowd Compass

Event is $10, please RSVP on our meetup page linked above

The ability to negotiate successfully in today's climate can make the difference between success and failure in both life and work.

Have you tried to get your child to go to bed on time? Have you tried to get someone to chip in on a bill when dining out? Do you want to effectively ask for a raise at work?

Join us for this hands-on workshop that will help you get the most out of your life by asking for more and GETTING IT!!!

Learn secrets of the professionals from Sam Imperati, a negotiation and conflict resolution expert with a great sense of humor! He's studied the best ways for women to negotiate in our current climate and coached as many through some of the most difficult negotiations! We will do workshops to find ways to overcome the fear of asking for what you want, asking for what you want and getting it!

6-6:30pm Networking, food and drink 6:30-6:45pm Introductions 6:45-7:45pm Negotiation Foundation 7:45-8:30pm Focused Negotiations

Cost = $10.00. (Dinner will be provided and the proceeds will support ChickTech: High School programs.)

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Monday
Feb 23, 2015
ChickTech Indiegogo Campaign Release Party
AppNexus

Join us at ChickTech to celebrate the release of our Indiegogo Campaign and to participate in spreading the word!

We need your help to make this campaign a success. Join us for some pizza and beer, watch our Indiegogo video, and bring your laptops and smartphones to help us spread the word about this campaign to anyone and everyone.

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Wednesday
Apr 22, 2015
ChickTech Volunteer Work Party
Portland Art Museum

We'd like to invite you and all ChickTech Volunteers to join us for an evening of productivity, pizza, beer, and meeting other ChickTech volunteers - new and experienced. Join in to experience some hands-on volunteering projects, find out what exciting events and activities are in store at ChickTech, and see our new office!

Haven't volunteered with ChickTech yet?

You're welcome, too! Meet other volunteers, work on a volunteer project, and learn about future volunteer opportunities.

Tentative Agenda 6pm-6:15pm - Welcome from Board Members, eat pizza, drink beer

6:15pm-6:30pm - Icebreaker. Get to know your fellow ChickTech volunteers!

6:30pm-6:50pm - Introduction to tonight's volunteer projects

6:50pm-7:10pm - New to ChickTech? We'll have an orientation, just for you.

6:50pm-9pm - Make a real impact with ChickTech and work on volunteer projects

Pizza and beer will be provided.

  • Bring a laptop if you have one! *

Join our meetup page!

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Friday
May 15, 2015
Celebrate with ChickTech: Year-End Event
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)

CELEBRATE THE 2014-2015 CHICKTECH HIGH SCHOOL COHORT!

It's an evening at OMSI with LEGOs, soft circuits, dinner, dance lessons, raffles, and more!

The Portland Chapter ChickTech High School Program is having its last event of the 2014-2015 year! Over the year, our high school girls have been offered over 12 free tech workshops, 1:1 mentoring, and internships. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments, and honor all of our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make it happen -- and help us get a great start to the 2015-2016 year.

Register today so you don't miss out!

$15 per ticket help cover the costs of the event. Any proceeds go to support ChickTech's 2015-2016 year.

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Tuesday
Aug 25, 2015
3D Modeling and Printing Workshop Series
Uncorked Studios

Sign up now, this event has a very limited number of spots! Registration for this event includes all three workshop sessions. You can register for the event via Eventbrite.

Come to ChickTech’s 3D Printing workshop to get the skills you need to start making 3D models on your own! For three Tuesday evenings in a row, you will be led by an experienced design instructor and focus on building a basic skill set for 3D printing design. Best of all, you'll get to print each session’s project in one of five plastic colors to keep!

Technology that will be used: Autodesk Fusion360 and 3D Printers

The Instructor: 3D printing designer Mazuir Ross (Maz) Maz sculpted the 3D printed cow Veronin for Urban Farmer PDX! To learn more about the designer check out her website at mazuirross.com. She is also in partnership with Attero, who focuses on the hardware side of 3D printing. You can find information about Maz and Attero’s operation at mazandattero.xyz.

Session 1, August 25th: Make a Custom Charm The first session will overview the basics needed for successfully designing 3D printing output, particularly FFF/FDM printing. In the lesson we will create a snap-on custom charm for beer bottles/wine glasses. The creation of the snap-on charm will focus on basics of sketching and creating geometry from sketches. You'll be able to put a word or name on the charm, or even make flowers and/or geometric shapes!

Session 2, September 1st: Make a Trinket Box The second session is about modeling a trinket box with a lid. The session will focus on the combining/subtracting and/or intersecting of geometry for modeling. We'll also focus on the concept of fitting tolerances needed for CAM/CNC fabrication, particularly 3D printing.

Session 3 September 8th: Make a Six-Panel Hinged Cube with Custom Panel Design In the third session, you'll model a 6-panel hinged cube, including learning how to create fitted hinges. You'll also get creative with the custom designs on each panel. This folding cube can be designed with a sports team logo, a company name, anything you want. It can also be made into a desk trinket to hold pencils/pens/stylus just by cutting out a hole on the top panel.


By the end of this workshop series you'll have a comprehensive understanding of 3D printing, 3D modeling software, and 3D design.

Part of ChickTech’s mission is to retain women in technology. We intend for this event to build community and add skills to resumes. We encourage anyone who has always wanted to get started with 3D Printing to register for this event!

Dates: Aug 25, Sept 1, Sept 8 Time: 5:45pm-8pm (Doors open at 5:30pm and close at 8:30pm, we encourage you to come early and stay late!)

Location:

Uncorked Studios 1001 SE Water Ave #350 Portland, OR 97214

Registration pays for dinner for all three evenings, along with the class costs. Any amount left over supports ChickTech: High School.

A big thank you to our sponsor and event location provider, Uncorked Studios!

ChickTech: Career events are open to all genders with a focus on women.

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Monday
Nov 20, 2017
Thinkful + ChickTech Scholarship Application Due
Thinkful

In efforts to increase the number of women and girls pursuing careers in technology, Thinkful, the #1 industry rated tech education provider, today announced a partnership with national nonprofit organization ChickTech.

“The tremendous work that ChickTech is doing to engage women while envisioning a more inclusive technology culture for everyone, is something we are honored to be a part of,” said Darrell Silver, Thinkful CEO. “They're creating more opportunities for women in technology. It's inspiring and fits exactly what we're great at as a school.”

"ChickTech Portland is excited to partner with Thinkful,” noted Janel Hull, ChickTech Portland Community Manager. “By working together, our two organizations can provide more opportunities for more women in Portland to succeed in the technology industry."

Monthly partnership events led by Thinkful’s mentors and instructors will be hosted at the ChickTech Portland office. The first event will be held on November 8: Build Your Own Website with HTML/CSS, led by local Thinkful mentor Danielle Heberling, a professional developer at Cascade Energy.

“We like to invest in communities where the need is often the greatest while promoting inclusive, accessible professional growth that moves the student and community forward,” said Emma Holland, Thinkful Community Manager. “Members of the ChickTech Portland community will be able to apply to the newly launched Income Share Agreement (ISA) with $1,000 scholarship applied to their deposit, so they won’t pay tuition until they get a job.”

Thinkful, who recently celebrated its five year anniversary, offers in-depth curriculum led by their mentor network of experts for those who are willing to work hard to accelerate their career while developing a pipeline of top talent for the Portland tech industry. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on their website.

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Thursday
Dec 7, 2017
Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions (Panel & Happy Hour)
eBay

In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more than just talking about the need for a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color in our industry.

Sponsored by Thinkful, the #1 coding boot camp in America by Course Report, join panelists from Chick Tech, Free Geek, Out in Tech, Lesbians Who Tech, WeWork and more for a discussion on how some organizations are continuously working to empower diversity and digital inclusion in our community.

Panelists: Justin Hulog - Out in Tech, Portland Chapter Founder Sara Rasmussen - Free Geek, Digital Inclusion Manager Janel Hull - ChickTech, Community Manager Heather Knight - Lesbians Who Tech, Portland Chapter Representative Marianne Moyer - WeWork, Community Manager

Moderator: Emma Holland - Thinkful, Community Manager

Thinkful is a career accelerator that supports graduates seeking high-growth careers in technology. We focus on the flexibility and accessibility offered online with the support and networking opportunities offered in-person. Thinkful grads are job-ready after working alongside professional engineers through 1-on-1 mentorship, in-depth curriculum and a learning model that emphasizes real-world application over theory. Ranked #1 best overall Bootcamp in America by Course Report, 91% of our graduates finding a job within six months. Find out more about Thinkful Portland on our website.

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Wednesday
Oct 3
ACT-W Evenings
CENTRL east

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Tech Women) PDX Evenings are events hosted on the 1st Wednesday of the month intended to bring women and allies in technology together for a night of local inspiration!

Every ACT-W PDX Evening will feature a local leader in the women in tech community and offers the opportunity for you to authentically connect with others in the Portland tech community. This event is hosted in the lobby of CENTRL Office Eastside from 5:30-7:30pm, with the talk beginning at 6:15pm and networking before and after. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Our October ACT-W PDX Evening will feature Maigen Thomas, Chief Motivational Officer of Empowered Women in Tech and UX Designer for Compli, who will share her personal story of pivoting from being a Flight Attendant to Full Stack Developer to UX Designer. Her talk will focus on actionable ways you can get and stay radically motivated to reach your long term goals.

Please make sure you have read and agree to the ACT-W Code of Conduct! (http://www.act-w.org/about-act-w/conduct/)

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