Workshops

Latinitas offers community workshops and presentations focused on helping community groups build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Outreach workshops are collaborative programs held in partnership with local organizations and city services to offer girls and their families the opportunity to participate in fun and engaging media & technology enrichment designed to develop skills and spark interest.

Code Chica Certifications

Code Chica is our FREE 8 week session for 8th and 12th grade girls to gain knowledge about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their own website.

Sessions begin on March 30th and will meet on Saturdays.

Volunteer Opportunity for Instructors, Guest Speakers and Teaching Liaisons – Austin, TX

RSVP for Code Chica Info Session at Austin Coding Academy on Monday, February 25th from 6 to 7 pm at Capital Factory in downtown Austin.

Ready to participate as a volunteer?

Code Chica 2019 Volunteer Form 

We are encouraging both men and women to participate as coding instructors, STEM guest speakers, and curriculum liaisons.

FREE Coding Certification for High School Girls – Austin, TX

Ready to participate as a student?
Cohort 1 – Mar 30, April 6, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29
Cohort 2 – July 20, July 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 31, Sep 7, Sep 14, Sep 21

While enrolled in the Code Chica Certification Program, students will:

    • Be placed in cohort groups of 10 students for an 8-week long class
    • Class meets on Saturdays from 10am-2pm at Latinitas’ office, 1023 Springdale Rd. Building 9E
    • This program is available to all high school girls between 14 to 18 years old.
    • Work with on site instructors and guest speakers with subject matter expertise in computer science, engineering, technology development and more.
    • Learn fundamentals of HTML, CSS and higher order functions in Javascript to create their own website.

Community Media and Technology Workshops 

2019 Tech Familia Workshops at Latinitas, Sponsored by Blackbaud – Austin, TX

Tech Familia is a series of FREE Saturday workshops for the whole familia!  The mission of this program is for families and children to engage in technology based activities and create a storytelling project using high tech tools and platforms. 

Coding| January 19th | 10 am to 12 pm

Filmmaking| February 9th | 10 am to 12 pm 

Drones| March 9th | 10 am to 12 pm 

Virtual Reality| April 15th | 10 am to 12 pm 

Robotics | May 11th | 10 am to 12 pm 

2019 Tech Familia Workshops at Ruiz Library – Austin, TX

Sign up at Ruiz Public Library at (512) 974-7500

Tech Familia is a series of FREE Saturday workshops for the whole familia!  The mission of this program is for families and children to engage in technology based activities and create a storytelling project using high tech tools and platforms. 

Virtual Reality| January 5 | 11 am to 1 pm

Virtual Reality| January 25 | 11 am to 1 pm 

Sphero Robots| February 2nd | 11 am to 1 pm 

Dash Robots| February 23rd | 11 am to 1 pm 

Drones 101| March 2nd | 11 am to 1 pm 

AI 101 | March 22nd | 11 am to 1 pm 

Use a 3D Printer| April 6th | 11 am to 1 pm 

Use a 3D Printer| April 27th | 11 am to 1 pm 

2019 Eco Chica Workshops – El Paso, TX

Eco Chica is a program by Latinitas El Paso supported by Texas Parks and Wildlife. The mission of this program is to blend the use of technology with nature and promote outdoor activities among our participants.

All of our workshops are FREE and take place at the Tom Mays Unit Trail.
Leave No Trace| October 13: Learn the 7 principles of leaving no trace and how to respectfully enjoy the outdoors, protect and sustain our wild space. 

Desert Adaptation| January 19: Learn why plants and animals are build the way they are to adapt to the hard conditions of the desert.

Art in the Park| April 13: Learn how to do landscape photography using elements such as wildlife weather, shadows, and lighting!

The Desert Comes Alive at Night| May 25: We close the program with a night hike. Join a park ranger as we explore the vibrant nightlife of the Franklin Mountains State Park.