GirlCon Chicago Organizers Needed

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GirlCon Chicago is BACK and ready to inspire, ignite, and empower young women for our third year! Do you want to be a part of the behind-the-scenes magic for our summer 2020 conference or know someone that would? We are recruiting passionate high school students for our CORE, design, and Ambassador teams. We are ALSO starting a brand NEW college ambassador network to help us expand our reach for this year’s conference.


⚠️⚠️Apply at this link: before November 30th at 11:59 PM CST!! And please SPREAD, SPREAD, SPREAD the word to everyone you know! Please contact our team directly at or DM our social media accounts (@girlconchicago) with any questions. Check out and for a look into our 2018 and 2019 conferences, and what our organizing team works to build. We look forward to hearing from YOU!


CodeDay Chicago Open to All!

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From: Anton

My name is Anton and I’m a senior at Northside College Prep.

I help organize CodeDay, an overnight competition that brings together students of different backgrounds to work on creative projects. Although the event is tech-themed, our ultimate goal is to provide a welcoming space for musicians, artists, and coders to join forces and learn from each other.

The next event will take place on November 9-10 in downtown Chicago. This season, we’re trying to break a record in the number of CPS schools represented, so I’d appreciate your help in spreading the word to students. Attached is a handout/poster and a short paragraph to share through a site like Google Classroom. Please make sure to tell your students that we’ll be giving out free laptops (to keep) for anyone who needs them.

I know that your plate is probably very full because of the strike, so I’d appreciate any help you can give!

Thank you!


Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program

Deadline to apply: January 17, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Amazon Future Engineer  scholarship program assists high school seniors who have completed an advanced placement computer science course, or who have taken an advanced placement computer science test and plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year college or university majoring in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or other computer related field of study.  Winners of the award receive $10,000 at an accredited four-year college or university as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Learn more about the program and meet a previous winner here.

Last year, Lane student, Mariah B., also won the $40K award and received a guaranteed internship at Amazon!

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship Program


1 Week Left for Students to Submit their Aspirations in Computing Application!

The Aspirations in Computing Award is due in 1 week!

Applications are due by
November 5th, 1 week from now, at 8:00 p.m. MT. Read more below for deadlines and instructions.
Ohio AiC Awardees photo.
Steps & Deadlines to help students complete their application:

  1. Applicant logs into profile on
  2. Applicant follows steps on dashboard, make sure all steps have a green arrow to indicate completion
  3. Review our Step-by-Step Application Guide
  4. Applicant hits "Submit" by the deadline on November 5th
  5. After submitting, applicant request Educator Endorsement from dashboard (Every CS teacher at Lane would happily endorse you, even if you’re not currently in their class). You can find a list of the CS teachers here or just stop by and talk to one you know.
  6. Educator submits Endorsement by November 12th
  7. If under 18 years-old, applicant’s Parental Approval due by November 12th

Deadline for the educator endorsement is November 12th at 8:00 p.m. MT. Students first must submit their application and then must request educator endorsement through their dashboard.

Here’s a video promo about the award