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.

FREE Code Chica Certification Program

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

Sessions meet on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

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.

Ready to participate as a student? Code Chica 2019 Registration Form 
Cohort 1 – Mar 30, April 6, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29
Cohort 2 – July 22 – 26, 2019 
Cohort 3 – Sept 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5, 12, 19, 26
Cohort 4January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and March 7, 2020 

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.

FREE Digital Parents Program

Interested in participating? Call us at (512) 900-0304 or email Gabryella Desporte, program coordinator, at gabryella@latinitasmagazine.org

Padres Digitales (Digital Parents) is a FREE bilingual digital literacy program oriented towards adults to learn essential computer literacy skills that can help them in their every day lives and careers.  

Parents will utilize the Latinitas computer lab space to attend an 8 week program classes will be divided into two, four-week sets of lessons and activities. 

  • Weeks 1-4 will focus on computer use essentials, like Internet/email basics, and Mac and PC operating systems
  • Weeks 4-8 will focus on Microsoft Suite, information literacy, and career searching.  

We hope that by bridging the gap between generations within this digital literacy program, we create stronger bonds between participants that allow parents to feel more confident in their working computer knowledge skills. 

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a gift card incentive and a certificate outlining their accomplishments as a credential signed off my Latinitas and other supporting partners, and will be given post-program resources. 

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. 

2019 Tech Familia Workshops at Ruiz Library – 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. 

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