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i.c.stars TechBash 2017I had the pleasure of attending the i.c.stars 2017 TechBash on November 14 with several of my fellow Chicago CapTechers. For those who are unfamiliar with i.c.stars, they identify, train, and jump-start technology careers for Chicago-area, low-income young adults.

During the event, we had an opportunity to not only network with several Fortune 500 CIOs, but also speak with some of the i.c.stars interns. The interns are such an inspiring group of young people. It was impressive to see them interact confidently and comfortably with senior executives. In chatting with them, we learned that, upon completing the i.c.stars intern program, many of them continue on to some of the Fortune 500 companies and local incubators that attend the event.  What a great way to start their tech careers!

The Chicago CapTech office is excited to begin partnering with i.c.stars on bootcamps, mock interviews and other opportunities.

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About the Author

Jennifer Keller is a Senior Manager at CapTech and is based in Chicago, IL. Jen has 14 years of experience in the financial services and consulting industries.  A project manager turned agile product owner, Jen is passionate about solving problems with technology and finding ways to make the lives of her clients and business partners easier.