9,000 technology jobs are coming to Austin by 2017. Yet, less than 17% of these jobs are filled by women, with women of color making up less than 1%. For 15 years, Latinitas has empowered over 25,000 young Latinas and other girls using media and technology through digital media production, game design, coding, and robotics, and we are now dedicating our seasonal Chica Conference to design thinking.
Latinitas’ Design Chica Conference is open for any and all girls between the ages of 9-18.
Girls of all backgrounds will learn design thinking and work with user experience designers to create their very own website. The day will also include some demonstrations of virtual reality technology. During lunch, girls will meet professionals in various roles in the tech sector.