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And you know what? I did it.

And you know what? I did it.

This is part of Break Through Tech Chicago’s series of HOW columns, which tell how women in technology got where they are today and how we can increase the presence of women in technology tomorrow — in “her own words.” by Heather Kuhn, UIC ’18 Was it being the only...

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Bringing the brains of tech to the heart of Chicago

Bringing the brains of tech to the heart of Chicago

Our HOW columns allow a woman in technology to give — in“her own words” — her perspective on an aspect of the tech world. by Nimeesha Chan ThinkChicago is a national STEM talent attraction and retention program for Chicago tech and innovation companies, and for this...

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Solving old problems with new tech

Solving old problems with new tech

Our Summer Guild program was taught virtually this year, but that didn't prevent Shanon Reckinger's students from coming up with bright ideas for resolving problems related to food insecurity. Story by David Brazy. Photograph by Jim Young. As a term, “food insecurity”...

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The computational power of the puff-ball cactus

The computational power of the puff-ball cactus

Part of Break Through Tech Chicago's series of HOW columns, which tell how women in technology got where they are today and how we can increase the presence of women in technology tomorrow — in "her own words." by Hilda Mendoza-Avila My name is Hilda Mendoza-Avila,...

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Talk to me

Talk to me

The Internet is pretty old at this point. It began more than 50 (!) years ago as a U.S. Department of Defense project, students in Break Through Tech Chicago's introductory computer science course learned. Back then, it was called ARPANET, short for Advanced Research...

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Your roommate as cyber threat

Your roommate as cyber threat

We all realize we need to protect our data from hackers. Break Through Tech Chicago students learned to be aware of other possible information-stealers, too. The process is called "threat modeling," and students in the introductory computer science course CS 100 were...

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That code sounds great!

That code sounds great!

Can you listen to coding on Spotify? In the introductory computer science course offered through Break Through Tech Chicago, Andrew Davis argued "yes." Davis, a computer science professor at Wellesley College, classically trained composer, and visiting guest expert in...

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