Estefania is very passionate about education and outreach. Following are some of the programs she has put on and activities she has been a part of.

Latin@ Coder summit

Estefania is the founder of the Latin@ Coder Summit in collaboration with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. The summit was a day-long event at Stanford University that brought together more than 200 Latino/Latina programmers for networking, learning, and connecting. The day was full of interactive technical workshops, discussions, product pitches and speakers. Workshops included iOS Development, Big Data Mining, Growth Hacking, and Technical Interviewing 101. More about the event here. And on Twitter with #latinocoders

coqui coders

With a group of Puerto Rican Computer Science students from MIT, Estefania visited three schools in Puerto Rico to give an introductory workshop in Computer Science. If you or anyone you know is interested in getting started with Web Development this is the introduction we gave the students. (in Spanish)

SWE MENTORING PROGRAM

As Co-Director of Outreach for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Estefania started a mentorship program for middle school students from the Girls Middle School in Palo Alto and for high schools students from the Latino College Prep Academy in San Jose. The girls got paired with mentors to work on hands-on engineering projects, and get exposure to various STEM fields and careers. Both groups of girls presented their projects at Stanford. 

As SWE Co-Director of Outreach for two years, Estefania managed a team of 10 to put on 14 events during this time. You can read about some of them here.

Level Playing Field Institute

Estefania was a Teaching Assistant for an AP Computer Science course provided by the Level Playing Field Institute.

GIRLS TEACH GIRLS TO CODE

Estefania taught Web Development to high school girls through GTGTC.

Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women teach and inspire Bay Area high school girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Students learn coding basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field ... Read More

CAMINO A TU FUTURO

This conference hosted in Microsoft Puerto Rico informed students about college admissions, financial aid, online learning, summer programs, homeschooling, college in Puerto Rico, and more. 

Speakers: Yamille Morales (Microsoft), Estefania Ortiz (founder), Harold A. Martínez (10th grade coder), Lcda. Inserni (Homeshool mom, lawyer), and Dra. Nayda Santiago (UPRM Engineering Professor).

Read More at caminoatufuturo.site44.com

UNA EDUCACIÓN PERSONALIZADA CAMBIÓ A ESTEFANÍA

La estudiante de ingeniería eléctrica de la Universidad de Stanford participará en un internado en Facebook durante el verano del 2013.

La participación en un internado el verano del 2012, en la Universidad de Carnegie Mellon, en Pittsburgh, fue una experiencia transformadora para Estefanía Ortiz.

Al regresar tenía más claro que nunca su futuro académico. La experiencia no solo acentuó su determinación de hacer una carrera en ingeniería eléctrica con especialización en desarrollo de programa de computadoras (software), sino que comprobó que no quería regresar a la escuela o, mejor dicho, al patrón de enseñanza tradicional.

“Me encantaron las clases que tomé en el internado y la manera en que se aprendía en comparación con la escuela y dije: ‘No quiero volver a la escuela porque esta experiencia es demasiado espectacular’”, recordó la joven que hoy cursa su primer año en la Universidad de Stanford. ... Read More

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MAGIC MENTORING

Through MAGIC Mentoring I worked with a middle school girl named Rose to develop an awesome HTML/CSS/JavaScript webpage called Walrus Tango.