#LatinaGeeks invites you to join Microsoft and us for an interactive Java coding workshop that will teach the fundamental concepts of object-oriented programming and the Java programming language to those with little to no prior coding knowledge.  

This workshop aims to ignite an interest in problem-solving through technology and lead participants to further their learning on their own. Concepts that will be covered include Java syntax, methods, classes, variables, conditionals, and loops. 

During the program, participants will also receive hands-on experience building a simple, but comprehensive mini dice game project to help solidify and practice the concepts discussed. Attendees are encouraged to download the free VS Code prior to the event, in order to follow along. 


Meet our instructors: 


Karen Alvarez 

ACE Product Marketing Management Intern 


Karen was born and raised in Maturin, Venezuela and moved with her family to Houston, TX about 6 years ago. She is currently a student-athlete majoring in Marketing at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is the Vice President of the Data Science Club and the Captain of the Women’s Golf Team. In her free time she loves to cook, travel, draw, and watch movies. Next semester she will be starting her Master’s in Business Analytics.


Andrea Ocampo 

Software Engineer Intern 


Andrea is a rising senior at Illinois Tech in Chicago majoring in Computer Science. She is vice president of Go Running Illinois Tech and a certified peer mentor. She loves to bake, cross-stitch and run 5k’s in the city. This is her second summer interning at Microsoft, and is currently working on the Core Office Experiences team.

Nataly Salazar 

Software Engineer Intern


Nataly is a rising senior at ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico, She is majoring in Computer Systems Engineering and serves as vice president for the INTERNS GDL org, which helps students to prepare for technical interviews. Some of her favorite things include: BTS, Blackpink and her dog, Blue. This is her second summer internship at Microsoft, and she is working on the Power Platform Environment Management team.

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