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Tech Program

Computing is part of every single technical discipline. It has an impact on everything from design and manufacturing to sales and marketing. SHPE is proud to debut TechPro, which includes a Startup Hackathon, Tech Talks, the Tech Solutions Showcase and the Computing & Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop Track. From mobile apps, video games and the Internet of Things, learn how Hispanics are making significant contributions to the high-tech industry.

Tech Program sponsored by:



We have partnered with the National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association to create software that will help protect farmworkers from heat exhaustion in the farms and the field. What can you create?

To participate, you can form a team of 5 or join a team onsite.

First Place is $10,000, Second Place is $5,000 and Third Place is $3,000.

Premier Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:


Bronze Sponsor:

General Electric

Competition Overview:

Wednesday 6pm: Kick Off
Wednesday – Friday: Hack away!
Friday 6am: Turn your projects in
Friday 9am: Final Round with our amazing Panel of Judges

Computing & Tech Entrepreneurship Workshop Track

More than 15 workshops in topics related to computing, high-tech, video game development, tech startups, and more. From CODE2040 to Raytheon to Google, we will keep you on your toes with engaging topics and speakers. Workshops will be taking place during the regular program, on Thursday and Friday of the conference. Some of the sessions will be part of the Tech Talks, which will also run Thursday and Friday this year!

Tech Solutions Showcase

Do you want to see some cool stuff? Come to the Tech Solutions Showcase, a TED-like series of presentations, where our sponsors get to show off their innovations and amazing technology. The talks will be short, no more than 15 minutes each, so make sure you plan accordingly.
All the presentations will be listed in the conference program once you arrive. They will take place on Friday.

Spread the word. Invite friends. Let your inner geek come out to play in Seattle!