• Programs

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    1919 - Women in Technology Entrepreneurship

    The 1919 Women in Technology Initiative. The name of the women’s cohort pays homage to the 19th amendment and voting rights act for women. This initiative focuses on bringing together Chicago women in technology through education and collaborations. 1919 is in partnership with Accenture, one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services.

    Latina Girls Code

    Educating and inspiring youth with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology.

    Latina Girls Code was created to provide education, resources, and a community for young Latinas, ages 7 - 17, who are interested in the many fields of technology.

    Blue Academy

    Students access a dynamic curriculum where you can learn anytime, anywhere. Blue Academy transforms beginner students into professionals through rich content, curated project-based videos, interactive quizzes, and exercises. After completing each course, students have a strong portfolio, coupled with the technical understanding to build your own custom applications. Signup here for Beta access.

    Blue Studios (the ultimate Pre-k to High School STEM pathway

    Blue Studios is the only Pre-K through 12th grade STEM pathway serving Brooklyn, NY. Blue Studios is a partnership of Blue1647 and Paige & Paxton. These two award-winning programs have teamed up to provide students with the kind of engaging, robust STEM enrichment experiences that lay the foundation for future academic, professional and personal success. Learn more here. Download our mobile app from iTunes & Google Play. Sign up for email updates here.


    E.L.I.T.E Series

    E.L.I.T.E. (Entrepreneur, Leadership, Intelligence, Technology, and Empowerment) is a daily series for BLUE1647 members, with experts who share their insider perspective on cutting-edge knowledge, tools or methods. Each week we bring in an industry expert to break down emerging technologies and trends in a hands-on workshop or 1-on-1 office hour meetings. Topics cover entrepreneurship, technology, data, digital marketing, sales, leadership, and more. Learn more here.

    Code Chicago

    Code Chicago is a series of hands-on, mobile development, web programming and design trainings where every participant will work with one another and join in the spirit of collaboration and learning. Whether you’re a beginner or advancing student, we help build up communities in and around the Chicago area, enlarging the market of people that can affect change and solve problems with technology. Weekend & evening events specialize in industry-relevant training, designed with an emphasis on developing your own web and mobile application.

    Economics and Economic Innovation (ICE)

    ICE is a social lab and convening entity whose primary purpose is to educate, assist, and advocate for the expansion of cooperative economic models and other innovative economic development concepts that diversify and expand the economic eco-system. These models include: worker-owned cooperatives, housing cooperatives, community land trusts, sharing economy platforms, and financial institutions and products that support funding cooperative enterprises.