First Annual Tech Chica Conference in Austin Hosted by Latinitas

AUSTIN, TX – Latinitas is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting the 1ST ANNUAL TECH CHICA CONFERENCE for girls.  Register in advance and your name will be put in a raffle for a KINDLE!!

DATE: Saturday , October 6

TIME: 9am-4pm

LOCATION: Austin Community College Eastview Campus

3401 Webberville Road, Austin, TX

COST: $15 per girl, FREE for any girl enrolled in Club Latinitas

REGISTER:  512.447.4440 x137 or online at bit.ly/TECHchica12

Girls will engage in a “hackathon” like atmosphere developing a social media campaign to “change the world” and then implement it using blogs, video and podcasts.

Female bloggers, IT professionals and video producers from all over the city will walk girls ages 9-18 through these activities. During lunch, girls will be visited by a panel of women leading and succeeding in technology including local journalists, bloggers and technology executives from area businesses which will be filmed for a national web stream/simulcast to Latinitas’ El Paso chapter.

Established in 2002, Latinitas, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology, has been a vital part of young Latinas’ lives through after school programs, teen internships, Saturday and summer camps, special events, and the very first online e-zine for young Latinas-www.latinitasmagazine.org. The bilingual magazine, written for and by young Latinas, provides a vehicle whereby these girls and young women not only see themselves positively reflected, but are also a part of the production.

Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy.

Contact For More Information:

(512) 447-4440 x137

1107 S. 8th St. Austin, TX 78704

http://www.LatinitasMagazine.org

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