TECHIE TALKS: STUDENT SERIES
10/2/2021 – Black Fire Innovation
Thank you to those that attended and volunteered! It was an amazing event and if you missed it stay tuned for more dates!
This event provides an opportunity for female students in Middle and High School to see all the various possibilities of career and educational pathways into futures in the field of Information Technology. Come chat 1-on-1 with women in a variety of different tech roles, grab some fun swag, get stamps from speakers and enter raffle!
- A message from Senator Jacky Rosen, Nevada and her personal journey in Tech!
- Alexis Goree of KSNV Channel 3 News covers event and speaks with students
- LV Techie Founder, Sonia Petkewich, chats with Kendall Tenney on Las Vegas Live 8 News Now
LV Techies Presents: TECHIE TALKS: STUDENT SERIES 10/2/2021
Future Techies attend Techie Talks to learn more about pathways into IT!
LV Techies Co-Founder, Sonia Petkewich opens the Techie Talks
Leona Spencer discusses IT Project Management
Kimberly Cohn, Director of Game Development at Scientific Games
Students discuss Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management with Everi SVP Lora Picini
Norma Contreras, Manager of Network Operations at Everi
Michelle Boyce from Tech Impact talks to students about IT Learning and Internship
Tech Impact on IT Learning and Internships
Nadia Hansen, Chief Information Officer of Clark County Nevada addresses the students and talks about her personal journey from Artist to Tech!
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LV Techies Co-Founder, Heather Parks - Owner of Healliam addresses the students and announces the winner of the raffle
Winner of the Microsoft Surface Laptop!
Swag for the Techie Talks Attendees
LV Techies Co-Founder, Sonia Petkewich, and Speaker Volunteers
Responses from the Event!
“What was something you were surprised to learn about today?”
“It surprised me to see how complex the inner workings of companies can be.”
“I was surprised to learn about IT Networking.”
“I learned that there were more varieties in IT than coding.”
“I was surprised to see how many different career opportunities there are in IT.”
“I was surprised to learn the many careers that I could take and that the process of getting there isn’t so bad.”
“All the different IT paths I could follow”
“What career or careers did you not know about?”
“Healthcare IT.” (several responded with this answer)
“Some careers that I did not know about were Project Management and Business Intelligence.”
“Database Engineering and Compliance”