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.