TECHNOLOchicas is part of NCWIT – National Center for Women & Information Technology.
ATT spoke about their plans: “On Friday, October 20th we welcomed 45 Latina high school students at Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles, California for a day of learning, mentorship and fun.
The program kicked off with remarks from Latina leaders working in STEM at AT&T. TECHNOLOchicas mentors worked with the students through workshops where they learned and applied industry skills to real-life situations. The workshops were:
- Basics of Coding with Ana Hernandez – computer science engineering student
Students practiced coding images by developing a game. They learned the basics of programming for various tech-related fields.
- Build it Tall, Build it Strong with Beatris Mendez Gandica, program manager, Microsoft and Janet Barrientos, software engineer, Classy
Students worked in small groups to strategize, plan and execute an engineering challenge using limited resources. They used their critical thinking, design and collaborative skills to develop an innovative product.
- Dream It, Be It!, with Andrea Chavez, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) director, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria
Students got an inside look at the process of creating an emoji. They also got the chance to make their own by using Blockly programming.”
“This event was another demonstration of how AT&T invests in our youth and in building a diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Deneen L. Garrett, lead consultant for diversity. “Young people want to learn about innovative careers and we’re beyond excited to introduce them to some of those amazing opportunities.”
A second #AT&TDiversityTrek event will be taking place in Dallas on December 6th during Computer Science Education Week.