Paid Position Assisting With Kids Coding Classes

Paid position – Assist with kids coding classes!

Power Up Tech Academy ( offers classes for kids in grades K-8 to learn to code. We are looking for 1 or 2 new teaching assistants (TAs) to assist an experienced adult teacher in these classes.

Current openings are:

  • 5:30-6:30pm Wednesdays
  • 2867 N Clybourn Ave (less than 1.5 miles from Lane Tech)

4:30-5:30pm Fridays

  • 244 W Willow St (a few blocks from Sedgwick brown line)
  • must be there 4:15-5:45pm to help set up and clean up

Both classes are “Make Your Own Video Games” using Scratch. Students are mainly beginners.

This position is paid $12 per hour. The extra half hour on Friday is paid as well. The TA must be able to come every week. Classes run into mid-March. It is possible to apply for only one of the two classes, but please make that clear in your email.

If the TA is successful with the first class(es) there is opportunity for more hours in the next session.

Requirements for the Teaching Assistant job:

  • Programming experience, such as at least one completed CS programming class
  • Scratch experience would be preferred
  • Experience working with younger kids (ages 7-10)
  • Good communications skills – able to explain things in a simple way
  • High energy, friendly, good with people
  • Reliable, punctual, respond to emails in timely manner

To apply, students should email jobs with why they are interested in and qualified for this job. If selected for an interview, they will need to provide the name of a teacher and one other adult who can be a reference for them.


Lane Tech Women in CS Conference 2016

The Women in CS Conference 2016 Registration opens Monday! Everyone is welcome!

Want to network with computer science and technology gurus or learn "How to Be A Tech Billionaire" from our Keynote Speaker and Oracle Consulting Manager Lily Gulik? In an effort to recruit more students into the field of Computer science Lane Tech High School is hosting it’s second annual Women in Computer Science Conference. This conference is designed for any high school students to experience different avenues of computer science through workshops conducted by professional females in the CS field. Space is limited for the workshops, RSVP by February 3 by registering at: PDF attached as well.

Conference details:
Lane Technical High School
February 6, 2016
Registration 8:30-9am
Conference 9-11:30AM
Questions/Clean up 11:30am-Noon

The Conference features workshops and speakers by Oracle, Power Reviews, 8th light and Girls Who Code. Each young woman will hear our Keynote Speaker Lily Gulik and attend two 40 minute computer science workshops.

Featured workshops:
Workshop: Intro Drawing with Processing
Workshop: Data Structures in Java
Workshop: What is Data Analytics?
Workshop: Intro into EarSketch-CS Through Music Remixing
Workshop: Intro Android App Development-Making a music App in Android Studio
Workshop: Visual Manipulation- Intro into Patterns of Design in Software

Women in CS Conference 2016.ppt

Apple Engineering Camp

Apple Engineering Technology Camp

Objective/What to expect:

Apple’s Engineering Technology Camp (ETC) is a unique opportunity to learn from Apple engineers. Over the four-week period, you’ll experience a variety of interactive activities to gain insight into the world of hardware engineering. You’ll be placed in small teams and work collaboratively to identify creative solutions to an engineering design challenge. Each student will have a dedicated mentor to help guide in the process.


  • Currently a sophomore or junior in high school.
  • A strong interest in mathematics and physics.
  • Some building or fabrication experience is a plus because the camp is hands-on.
  • An interest in building tools and finding creative solutions.
  • A deep curiosity about how things work.

Monday, July 11, to Friday, August 5, 2016 (four weeks)

Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

There will be no cost to students for attending the ETC. Apple will cover the transportation costs to and from Apple at the beginning and end of the camp. Housing, meals, and daily transportation will be provided by Apple.

Deadline date for submissions:
Friday, February 5, 2016

When you’ll hear back:
Students will hear back regarding the status of their submission the first week of March 2016.

Application link:

Chi Hacknight, January 19


More info at

Google Generation Scholarship Scholarship

Generation Google Scholarship for current high school seniors

At Google, we believe information should be universally accessible. Our education and scholarship programs aim to inspire and help students become future leaders in computing and technology by breaking down the barriers that prevent them from entering these fields. The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring computer scientists excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2016­2017 school year. As part of the scholarship, current high school seniors who are entering their first year of university in 2016­2017 will be required to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016. Current undergraduate or graduate students will be invited to attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat in the summer of 2016.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Be a current high school senior
  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full­time student at a university in the US or Canada for the 2016­2017 school year
  • Intend to pursue a computer science or computer engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field
  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology Exhibit a strong record of academic achievement
  • Be a student from an underrepresented group in computer science (African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Filipino/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (includes Hawaiian, Guamanian, Samoan or other Pacific Islanders), Female, or a Person with a Disability)
  • Be available to attend Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) in the summer of 2016.

More details at

ProCom 2.o Coming to Lane Tech!

ProCom 2.0 is a collaborative effort between members of Chicago CSTA and Chicago Suburban CSTA to provide a fun, competitive, and rewarding programming experience for all participants. The competition date has been set for Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Lane Tech College Prep High School.

We can register 2 four-student teams for the competition, and we’ll need volunteers to help the event run smoothly.  Although the contest will require solutions be submitted in Java, it’s not necessary that all team members know Java;  the reasoning, teamwork and problem-solving skills developed in learning other languages (and in other endeavors) will be useful to the teams.

We’ll have a brief information meeting Thursday, January 14 from 3:30 – 3:45, in room 239;  interested teams can stay for more information on accessing the problems from last year’s competition, how to prepare and what to expect.

Read more about the competition at  ; if you have additional questions and can’t make the meeting, email Mr. Hayes directly at .