Because our mission is to create fun, hands-on events for girls and women, our events are obviously the meat of what we do!
We are currently planning two event levels:
ChickTech: High School revolves around creating events that will get high schoolers interested and excited about technology. These events pose some interesting challenges, as we expect that most of our participants have never had a chance to do anything like what we are offering. Our goal is to reach the girls who would make great engineers, but because of stereotypes and a lack of opportunity, may not realize it until they are already doing something else, if at all. We also strive to show the relevance of each workshop to their lives–and help them to understand that they have the ability to transform the tech industry!
ChickTech: Career is for women of all ages (and careers!). Our first events will revolve around the same great workshops that we are offering to high schoolers, but tweaked. This means the hours may be a little longer, the projects may be a *bit* more complex (but staying far away from overwhelming and stressful!) with a few different levels to strive for, depending on your expertise, and childcare will be provided! We hope to keep these events free, although donations are always welcome.
We believe our events will help to keep women engaged if they are already in high tech, give them confidence if they were thinking about going into high tech, and help them to create a great network of intelligent, amazing women just like themselves.