ChickTech: High School is a year-long series of opportunities for 150 young women in the Portland Metro Area, providing hands-on workshops, mentoring, and internship opportunities.

Each year, the ChickTech: High School year begins with High School Kickoff. Following the Kickoff, students can participate in monthly technical workshops. All of our High School workshops are hands-on so that participants come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. By increasing our participants’ self-confidence and interest in technology, we increase the number of girls who aspire to technology careers. This important work is shaping the workforce of tomorrow to have the diverse skills and perspectives needed for the industry to thrive.

2018-19 Workshop Schedule

Saturday, December 8th – Create a Handheld Hardware Game with Intel

Tuesday, January 22nd – Create an App with Salesforce

Saturday, February 23rd – Design a Scooter Map with Ride Report

Saturday, March 9th – Design Online Interactive Maps with TREC

Tuesday, March 26th – Create and Print a ‘Connected Poster’ with Digimarc

Saturday, June 29th – Save the date for ACT-W Portland, the largest women in technology conference that ChickTech High School students can attend for FREE! 

Tuesday, July 16th – Fight the Cyber War with Portland General Electric

2018-19 High School Sponsors


Workshop Hosts

Sponsors and workshop hosts make the ChickTech High School program possible. To become a sponsor, read our Portland Partnership Booklet and email the Portland Program Manager at to learn more.

2018-19 Workshop Volunteering

This event is not possible without 60+ volunteers who volunteer their time to inspire the next generation of technology creators. To sign up for a volunteer shift at the kickoff, fill out our volunteer application. The volunteer orientation will be November 7th at 6pm, sign up here.

2018-19 Nominations

Interested in nominating High School girls, nonbinary students, or trans students to participate in our ChickTech program? Check out our High School Nominations page. Nominations for high school kickoff close in October, but you can nominate girls for monthly workshops throughout the year.


Contact our ChickTech High School team at 

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