What we're about

ChickTech is a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We are dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of girls pursuing technology-based careers by building community and providing networking opportunities, mentoring, and empowering women and girls to see themselves as leaders in the rapidly growing high tech industry. We fulfill our mission by creating fun, hands-on technology events for girls and women.

Upcoming events (4)

ChickTech Robotics Bootcamp Info Session

Autodesk Inc

ChickTech and ORTOP (Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program) are partnering for the second annual Robotics Bootcamp! We want YOU to be a part of our team. RSVP HERE: https://impactflow.com/event/chicktech-and-ortop-robotics-bootcamp-info-session-10068 Do you have experience with robotics programs, technical expertise, event planning, or simply love working with youth? Attend our upcoming information session to learn about how you can give back to the Portland community as a robotics bootcamp volunteer. The camp will be held in July and will be peer-led with the guidance of amazing mentors and volunteers such as yourselves. All genders are welcome and encouraged to volunteer! The goal of the camp is to boost the expertise and confidence of middle school and high school girls (along with trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth) in order to increase gender equality in FIRST Robotics. More camp info Agenda: 5:30-5:40 Meet and Greet 5:40-5:55 Introductions from ChickTech, ORTOP, and Autodesk 5:55-6:15 ChickTech and Robotics Bootcamp Summary 6:15-6:30 Learn how YOU can be involved through volunteering and sign up! 6:30-7:30 Robotics Bootcamp Team Meeting (Optional to interested volunteers) Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning about the upcoming ChickTech Robotics Bootcamp! Interested community members, potential volunteers, and teachers are all welcome to learn more about how you can become involved in the camp! The event will be followed by a team meeting of all. Open volunteer positions: Project Manager Marketing Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Logistics Manager Activities Manager Day-Of Volunteers You can view all open Robotics Bootcamp volunteer positions here. https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org696992.jsp#opportunities_tab

Women in Science + ChickTech: STEMpowerment Kickoff!

RSVP Here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDk5ODQ= Join WIS PDX and ChickTech to learn how to better engage girls in STEM! Get to know WIS Outreach volunteers and learn skills and tactics to take into the classroom when volunteering with local STEM organizations. The event will include a panel discussion on interacting with students (including panelists from ChickTech, Girls Inc., and On Track), engaging girls specifically, and sharing your personal career story. There will also be demos of WIS’s classroom-ready experiments Children welcome – there will be female scientist themed coloring pages! This event is free to attend. All are welcome!

Interface +Cloud Portland - FREE Conference tickets for ChickTech

Oregon Convention Center

RSVP Required: https://f2fevents.com/evite/pdx19-chicktech-portland/ Join us at INTERFACE +Cloud: Portland ChickTech Portland invites you, for FREE, to attend a CPE-accredited educational conference for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in this constantly changing information technology environment. As a key-influencer on the evaluation of IT solutions, INTERFACE +Cloud: Portland was developed for you. Join your peers and enjoy a day of the latest IT innovations and best practices - including CLOUD-based solutions - covering IT Infrastructure, BC/DR, Cybersecurity, Data Storage, and a variety of other topics being offered during the event’s presentations, panel discussions, and exhibits that are sure to be time well-spent! INTERFACE +Cloud: Portland March 26th,[masked]:30am – 4:45pm Oregon Convention Center Portland Ballroom 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97232 RSVP Required: https://f2fevents.com/evite/pdx19-chicktech-portland/

Save the Date: 2019 ACT-W Portland Conference

Portland State University

ACT-W Portland Conference June 28-29, 2019 Portland, OR Registration Coming Soon! http://portland.act-w.org/ Presented by ChickTech Portland, the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Portland Conference is an annual 2-day action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Join us and 500+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. Celebrating supporters of diversity, inclusion, education, and growth, there’s something for everyone, regardless of how technical you are. We welcome all people from all backgrounds and people of all genders! All proceeds from the ACT-W Portland Conference go towards providing local high school girls with STEM education programs and spreading ChickTech’s reach to create a culture of inclusion for all. Here's what you can expect at the conference! Speaking sessions Workshops One-on-one coaching Mock interviews and headshots Career/community fair Happy hours at local tech companies Great people ...and more! All proceeds from this conference goes directly toward providing STEM Education programs to local high school girls and expanding ChickTech's network. This event ensures that collaboration, networking, career advancement, and education can occur with YOU in mind. This is an event you won't want to miss!

Past events (247)

February ACT-W Evenings

Alchemy Code Lab

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