Chicago Techies Podcast

Chicago Techies Podcast

By Cecilia Fischer Benitez

Highlighting Chicago Techies. Our hope is that people can identify with these stories & experiences, and find themselves a little less alone. #ChicagoTechiesPod


Episode 17 - Cecilia Avila - Program Assistant

Some Themes discussed:First-generation college student experienceLack of resources, seeking help and tutoringLessons learned of internship missesResources mentioned:Sarah Goode STEM AcademyBreakthrough Tech ChicagoLOGICA (UIC)LARES (UIC)WiCS (UIC)TapRead more


Episode 16 - Marianella Osorio - Graduate Research Assistant

Some Themes discussed:School/Major selection experience Grace Hopper CelebrationFinding InternshipsResourcesMentorshipFuture Goals Resources mentioned:Grace Hopper CelebrationTechnology for Social GoodDigital Youth DivasMind + Hand Latinas in TechHITRead more


Episode 15 - Ceci Fischer-Benitez - Program Specialist

Some Themes discussed:Early careerPersonal experiences that influenced tech transition Advise for folks interested in TechResourcesConnectingResources mentioned:OreillyUdemy Connect with Ceci:LinkedIn: more


Episode 14 - Osvaldo Montelongo - Founder & CEO

Some Themes discussed:Early Marketing careerPersonal experience that influenced startupLatinx Incubator & Techstars experience  Startup fundraising, challenges Resources mentioned:ConnectCareHero 1871Latinx IncubatorTechstars LongevityChingona VenturRead more


Episode 13 - Oscar Delgadillo - Software Engineer

Some Themes discussed: Bootcamp experienceBeing an effective allyDifficult personal experiences  Podcast projectGoals & inspiration Resources mentioned:LTX FestWes Bos Courses Connect with Oscar: LinkedIn: more

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