ChickTech Austin will host their third annual High School Kickoff Weekend on December 8th and 9th. BLNDED is happy to be a media sponsor of this great event in addition to helping sign up volunteers.
For two days, local area high school girls can participate in technical workshops that give them hands-on experience building hardware and software projects.
At the end of the weekend, participants get an opportunity to showcase their projects in a tech fair open to the public. The girls will receive transportation, food, raffle prizes, swag bags, and all the necessary hardware to use in the workshops — and the weekend is completely free of charge!
How can you get involved? ChickTech is currently seeking donations for the swag bags that we gift to the girls. Each girl receives a bag at the beginning of the weekend to get them excited about the world of tech! ChickTech Austin will make 125 bags, so each donated item needs to be in a quantity of 125. Ideas for potential donations include:
- Hair ties
- Screen cleaners
- Pencil pouches
- Webcam covers
- USB drives
- Cell phone accessories
- Stress balls
- Fidget spinners
The ChickTech team is also looking for a few raffle prizes that will help the girls further their education about technology. A few ideas can be found on their Amazon wishlist.