2020 TechTalk Kickoff: Getting Involved in the New Year

Discovering Your 2020 Vision

Local KC professionals filled the conference room at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City once again on Wednesday, January 15, for our annual TechTalk Kickoff event. We were excited to welcome new and returning attendees representing a variety of tech. professions from coding to business analysts to tech. recruiters to start off a whole new decade. Our panel of program directors explored their STEM and professional development programs to provide an in-depth look for those who are code curious to those looking to explore other roles in technology.

2019 Highlights

We were able to reach a range of ages, professions, and communities through our monthly and yearly weekend programing in 2019. Through CoderDojo KC, we completed a year of providing coding opportunities for students both in Missouri and Kansas via our partnership with the KC STEM Alliance on Troost Ave. and Connecting for Good on Santa Fe St. in Kansas City, Kansas. Focusing in on developing coding programs for young girls, our Coding & Cupcakes KC program included curriculum such as JewelBots in addition to web development to give participants the opportunity to experience programming in a fun, safe, and engaging environment with our mentors at VMLY&R.

For our adult programming, Coding & Cocktails KC program director Rachel Hagan explored Cocktails “the night life of KCWiT” in 2019. The majority of the Cocktails monthly sessions had scholarship participants present. Coding & Cocktails offers scholarships to encourage women to attend even when the 25 dollar fee seems too steep. Are you interested in learning to code in a low-stress environment? Connect with Coding & Cocktails KC on Facebook to learn more about how you can apply for scholarships to attend sessions for free.

Are You Looking To Go Beyond Coding?

Our TechTalk team is introducing a variety of new topics to our TechTalk monthly series coming up this years. In addition to our annual TechWalk fashion show, KCDC Diversity Celebration, and Holiday Party, we are including a fireside chat discussing the experiences of women in the workplace, Knowing Your Value, and Marketing for Tech Companies.

Ways to Get Involved

Incorporate networking and professional development opportunities into your year. Connect with us to learn more about mentoring or by joining our team by applying for our variety of open leadership positions. Are you a great marketing strategist? Or maybe you are wanting to work coordinating external partnerships? We offer a variety of ways for you to volunteer in our professional volunteer organization.

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