June 1 Marks The First Day Of Tech Month Chicago

JUNE FIRST MARKS THE FIRST DAY OF TECH MONTH CHICAGO

Tech Month Chicago is a new organization committed to creating a Technology Awareness Month in the city of Chicago every June.

Today is June first and we have done just that. We have a calendar of events on the Tech Month Chicago website with over 80 event listings of events that are happening in June all across Chicago related to #STEAM (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts/Architecture, and Mathematics) I hope you will take some time to attend a few of these!

OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS:

In our first year we are piloting civic engagement activities that we hope to greatly expand next year. This year we are going to Lakeview Food Pantry to help those who are economically challenged learn about ways they can get access to free internet, free tech training, and even volunteer to get a free laptop from FreeGeek Chicago. We hope next year to launch an entire program to encourage start up companies to do this in food pantries throughout Chicago. We also helped students in the 4th and 5th grade on the West Side of Chicago from a school called Learn Charter get paired with a tech company willing to host them for a field trip. SPR, an IT company downtown, has coordinated a whole morning of tours and activities for these students to show them the promise of technology in their lives. We hope next year to scale this into it’s own program and pair up classrooms with tech companies all over Chicago. If you’re interested in helping us expand these ideas, we’d like your help!

OUR EPIC KICKOFF PARTY IS JUNE 4TH. IT’S FREE! PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS:

Here is the link to our Event Page http://bit.ly/TechMonthChicagoEpicBash2016 where you can invite your friends!
Saturday June 4th from 7pm till midnight we are having an epic bash at Blue1647 with fun, local entertainment from dancers, designers, musicans, DJs, and we even have a band that dresses up like robots! All of these local Chicago artists donated their time specifically to support the growth of our technology community in Chicago. There will be lots of love, respect and good times. We hope to see you there!