BuildChicago Hackathon for HS

BuildChicago by KreativeSunshine is a 24 hour hackathon for high school and university students focused on entrepreneurship in the Chicago area, and the best part is that it’s completely free! Members will be able to create something meaningful or start a new business with access to mentors, workshops, food, and a collaborative space. Register for free at
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University of Nebraska – Raikes School

My name is Lilly Moore and I am a Lane Tech alumna from the graduating class of 2018. Like many of you I had a computer science focus during high school taking classes such as AP Computer Science A, Android Application Development, and Physical Computing Lab.
I know many of you upperclassmen are currently either looking at or applying to colleges and I wanted to reach out and introduce to you a school that is probably not on your radar: the Raikes School at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
The Raikes School is an elite program with a focus on computer science and business. The school was developed by faculty who previously worked for the Stanford computer science department and wanted to spread their knowledge to a less known University.
All of the specifics of the Raikes School are attached below but I figured I’d pinpoint a few important facts:
  • ~90% out of the 34 students in my cohort(class) had an internship during the summer after their freshman year.
  • 4 of them, including myself :), interned at Microsoft and spent the summer in Seattle as a freshman.
  • Every student in the Raikes School either has or is very close to having a full ride.
  • Every student goes through Design Studio during their last two years which is where they complete a project for a real-world sponsor.
  • 95% of students have a job within three months of graduating.
Aside from academics the Raikes school has introduced me to some of my best friends. It has allowed me to have the experience of a Big 10 school while still enjoying the community you get from going to a small school. It really is the best of both worlds.
The link to UNL application is located here, upon admission to the University you must apply for the honors program and select “Raikes School”.
More information about applying is located in the flier but applications are due November 1st! I’d love to see more Chicago and Lane Tech faces around here!

Intro to Python Summer Course

Information Session:
Python 101

As technology continues to innovate and play a bigger role in our economy, it is crucial to develop your technical skills. Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and this course will provide you the fundamental tools to get started.
Class Details:

6 Week Course
June 17 – July 29

Cost :
$600 if paid in full by 6/14
$700 if paid in 2 installments of $450 by 6/14 & 7/1

BUILT BY GIRLS – The Inside Look @ Uber

Events are geared towards students who identify as female or gender non-binary between the ages of 15-22.
My name is Amanda and I lead events and community at BUILT BY GIRLS. We help young women get their first job in tech. I got your contact info through our previous community manager, Danielle Letayf.
Reaching out because BUILT BY GIRLS is having a networking event for students at Uber’s downtown Chicago location on June 27 and we’d love to have you and your students!
The event is called the ‘Inside Look’ where we take students to major tech companies to learn about how their tech works, network with professionals, and meet other students!
Here are some details:

  • Name: The Inside Look @ Uber
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 5PM – 7PM
  • Location: Uber, 111 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • Food: Pizza, salad, drinks
  • RSVP Link: RSVP here
In this Inside Look, you will:
  • Get an exclusive tour of Uber’s Chicago office
  • Learn about the different roles at Uber and what’s new with Uber tech
  • Network and participate in round table conversations with Uber and the BUILT BY GIRLS community

Data Science BootCamp

Application link: Data Science BootCamp – Student Application 

This year, the Office of Computer Science (Chicago Public Schools) is offering a Data Science BootCamp July 15th- July 19th for 25 students interested in learning more about how the world works by looking at data.  CPS is offering this camp in partnership with DePaul University and University of Massachusetts – Boston. Students who attend and actively participate in the week long Data Science BootCamp will be paid $150.00 at the conclusion of the event.

To qualify, you must be completing your Sophomore (10th) or Junior (11th) year. Additionally, preference will be given to students who have finished Algebra 2 and have demonstrated previous experience using the Scratch programming language (or equivalent).

You should expect to engage in a variety of hands-on activities as you work at a computer to answer questions using data.  You will learn everything you need during the camp; no previous data science experience is required.  You will be best prepared for this camp by having a creative mind and determined attitude.

If interested, please complete the Data Science BootCamp – Student Application.  Please begin by providing an email address you frequently check. You will be expected to provide your Student Information, Parent/Guardian Information, and answer six questions related to the camp. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 17th at Noon (12:00pm).  The first round of students accepted to the program will be notified by Wednesday, June 19th.  If accepted, students will need to confirm participation no later than Noon (12:00pm) on Monday, June 24th. Failure to confirm your participation by this time will result in your seat being forfeited. A second acceptance round and confirmation process will begin the week of June 24th- June 28th.

Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago

Application link –

The Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago would like to invite the young people at Lane to apply for our Center’s summer Youth Advancing Communities Together (Youth ACT) program!

This year’s topic is A Journey to Well-Being: How to Achieve Physical, Mental, Social, Environmental, and Occupational well-being as an Immigrant in Chicago.

Program Details

What: 3-week intensive learning and applying workshops with various health and advocacy professionals

Who: High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

When:7/9-7/25, 16 hours/week

Incentive: $150 stipend and mini-grant opportunities

Application Opens: 6/5

Application Closes: 6/21

The purpose of Youth ACT is to empower interested students to become knowledgeable and active members of their communities. After the 3-week training, the students will participate in online discussions and coalition meetings on CAHE’s youth substance use prevention program. These active students will voice concerns in their communities and provide feedback on our program design and evaluation.

Application link –

Summer job opening: Power Up Tech Academy

Job info:

Info repeated here:

Students who have completed their Junior or Senior year, with strong CS skills and experience, are invited to apply to Power Up Tech Academy this summer to be Teaching Assistants at our Coding, Minecraft, Robotics and Digital Media camps for ages 6-15.

You will assist an instructor in teaching, motivating, and supervising a small group of kids as they learn new tech skills in a hands-on environment. All camps also include a period of daily outdoor break time, and you will help with looking after the kids during this time too. Our campers have a lot of energy and we need you to be able to keep up with them!

We are looking for TAs who are smart, hard-working, enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively with both kids and adults. You should know at least 2-3 programming languages, and be comfortable picking up new tech skills. We also are looking for electronics and robotics experience for some camps.

This is a paid position. You will be assigned to work specific camps and your schedule may vary from week to week, including some weeks off.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief email expressing why you are qualified for this job to We will be interviewing and hiring on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged and this posting will end when the jobs are filled.

All candidates are encouraged to read about our summer camps at to understand what we are offering.


Wanted: LT students for a project involving donated servers and stuff

One of our students, Robert Koch, is trying to put together a band of like-minded peers to do something with a bunch of equipment that got donated.
Here is his request:
The CS Department has received some new servers and is looking for students who would be interested in participating on a team to set them up (no experience with servers is necessary). This is a great opportunity to help the department and learn some practical skills from working with severs. We would likely meet after school once AP testing is completed. Any interested students should sign up using this form. Thanks!