About

Despite Latinos’ affinity for consuming technology, only 7% of the STEM workforce is Latino. [email protected] Techies wants to do our part to change that. As the first tech network in Chicago for Latino millennials, our mission is to transform our community to see tech in a new way, not just as consumers but as creators of technology. We seek to empower Latinos in the latest tech tools to grow personally and professionally and leverage these skills to empower our communities and inspire the next generation of [email protected] techies.

This year alone, [email protected] Techies held the first Latino hackathon in Chicago (sponsored by Google and NAHJ) and the first bilingual tech fair (an event we are now holding monthly because of the demand and interest). In November 2015, we are launching our speakers series, an opportunity for professional techies to network and learn from experts in the field.

 

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’m a producer of a radio show on KPFB in Berkeley, CA (part of the Pacifica network) that focuses on film and media. Most of the shows have been about independent film but we’re looking to cover the subject of diversity in tech/new media. As a Latina new to coding (currently learning JavaScript and Ruby), I’m really invested in this issue. I really enjoyed your first podcast and was wondering if I could re-broadcast portions of your podcast for our upcoming show in July.

    If you have any questions about me or the show, feel free to send me a message.

    Thank you,
    CJ

  2. Greetings. I just walked by the Geek day at Daley Plaza and saw Latino Techies had a booth. I unfortunately did not have a chance to speak to anyone further about the organization but I am interested in learning more about your organization.

    Thank you in advance.

  3. Hi I am a radio producer/reporter working on a story pitch for NPR’s LatinoUSA about Latino’s in tech. I am interested in any progressive change in the tech community for Latinos. That said, I am open the other ideas as well. I wonder if you might have moment to talk on Monday. My email [email protected] and phone 317-694-0935. Here is a link to my last LatinoUSA story: http://latinousa.org/2015/04/10/chicagos-fight-over-street-vending/

    thanks!

    Colleen

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