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December 2017

Computer Simulations for Science

December 2 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Please email Thomas Proffen with any questions, thank you! Complex systems are all around us from a flock of birds creating beautiful patterns, to the spread of diseases to understanding and protecting eco-systems. Computer simulations are a great tool scientists use to understand complex systems. In this class, you will learn about computer simulations and create your own simulations of an epidemic and what factors make it spread faster or stop which we like more. We…

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Models and Molecules

December 2 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St
Lansdale, PA 19446 United States

Event run by Lansdale Library. Please email Tom Meyer with any questions, thank you! Everything we see and touch is made of atoms and molecules. But they are too small to see directly. As a result, we often use models to better understand molecules, what they do, and how they are made. Models can be drawn on paper, held in your hand, or displayed on a computer. In this workshop, we will work with different types of molecular models. We…

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Infographics: Proving Your Point with Pictures

December 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Villanova University Idea Accelerator @ the Falvey Memorial Library, 800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 United States

Event run by Villanova University. Please email Sue Metzger with any questions, thank you! Humans are visual creatures. Pictures help us learn, understand, and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story, and display their data in a graphical way. In this workshop, we’ll be creating our own infographic based on a topic of your choosing. We’ll learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information, then…

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YOU Can Code!

December 6 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Run by South Philadelphia Library *Contact email: tuf05224@temple.edu Are you just beginning to code or want to start but are afraid it will be too challenging? Well, we encourage you to get out there and dive right in because "YOU Can Code!” In this workshop, students will use Blockly, a drag and drop language to interface with the memory of the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition.…

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TechGirlz 3D Printing

3D Printing

December 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Please email Thomas Proffen with any questions, thank you! Three Dimensional printing is a new phenomenon in the tech world, and it is an amazing way to bridge the software and physical worlds. Students will learn about 3D printing principles, learn about downloading, customizing and creating their own objects using open source software - and they will be able to 3D print their design. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no…

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Creating a Mobile App/Game with TouchDevelop

December 9 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Temple University Science Education and Research Center, Room 358 - 1925 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

Run by Temple University. Please email Rebecca Crites with any questions, thank you! Learn how to develop apps for mobile devices using Microsoft's free Touch Develop development platform! Touch Develop makes it fun to learn programming skills needed to create apps and games that can run on nearly all devices from phones to tablets and PCs. No installation required, it just works. In this lesson, students will create a game, redesign it, and learn how it can be published/ shared…

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A Day in the Life of a Web Designer

December 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email info@techgirlz.org with any questions, thank you! What is a Web Designer? What do they do? In this workshop, students will learn all the different responsibilities that come with the title "Web Designer". Learn how designers work in teams to define user needs, develop site architecture, and design visual components of a website. Students will break into teams to tackle designing a website together using moodboards and prototypes to present your ideas using free accounts…

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Infographics: Proving your point with pictures

December 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
PSTV, 440 N.Broad
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe with any questions, thank you! Humans are visual creatures. Pictures help us learn, understand, and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story, and display their data in a graphical way. In this workshop, we’ll be creating our own infographic based on a topic of your choosing. We’ll learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information, then use…

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SQL and Databases

December 16 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch (Camden County Library System), 301 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102 United States

Run by Comcast TECHWomen. Please email Ryan Lammers with any questions, thank you! Did you know that most of the world’s data is stored in something called a database? This includes your school grades, Yelp’s list of local pizza shops and music downloads on your computer. Databases contain tons of information. Finding the exact information you need can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In this workshop, students will see what a large database looks like, how it…

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Creating a Mobile App/Game with Touch Develop

December 16 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by South Philadelphia Library. Please email tuf05224@temple.edu with any questions, thank you! Learn how to develop apps for mobile devices using Microsoft's free Touch Develop development platform! Touch Develop makes it fun to learn programming skills needed to create apps and games that can run on nearly all devices from phones to tablets and PCs. No installation required, it just works. In this lesson, students will create a game, redesign it, and learn how it can be published/…

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Photoshop

December 16 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Baldwin School, 701 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 United States

Event run by The Baldwin School. Please email Danica Pascavage with any questions, thank you! Photoshop is a popular software amongst professional photographers and graphic designers. Students will be introduced to Photoshop and its basic functions/tools. They will learn how to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos (subscription to Photoshop software is NOT required). Note: Devices and snacks will be provided. Come in through the school gates and keep driving down until you reach the Baldwin Lower…

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January 2018

Working in a TV Studio

January 9, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

This workshop is filled. If you sign up, you will be placed on the Wait List. Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe with any questions, thank you! What does it take to put together a TV show? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll find out by working in the Philadelphia School TV studio to create a “live” program using our script, graphics, and video. We’ll introduce you to all the equipment that makes a show possible and demonstrate how…

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Create Your Own Blog using Ruby on Rails

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St
Lansdale, PA 19446 United States

Event Run by TechGirlz. Please email donna@techgirlz.org with any questions, thank you! Have you ever wondered what goes into making a website or app? The programming framework 'Ruby on Rails' gives us countless shortcuts so that we can make an app in just a few hours. In this workshop you will make your own fully-functioning blog using technology that real companies use today! Students will need to bring a laptop to this workshop. Note: Please bring a laptop to this…

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February 2018
TV Studio

Working in a TV Studio

February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LaSalle University Communications Department, 1825 Lindley Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 United States

What does it take to put together a TV show? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll find out by working in the La Salle TV studio to create a “live” program using our script, graphics, and video. We’ll introduce you to all the equipment that makes a show possible and demonstrate how to use those tools. Then, it will be your turn. Maybe you’ll be in the studio, setting up the shots as camera operator or reading from the teleprompter as…

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May 2018

Working in a TV Studio

May 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The School District of Philadelphia, 440 N. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe with any questions, thank you! What does it take to put together a TV show? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll find out by working in the Philadelphia School TV studio to create a “live” program using our script, graphics, and video. We’ll introduce you to all the equipment that makes a show possible and demonstrate how to use those tools. Then, it will be your turn. Maybe you’ll be in the studio,…

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