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October 2017

Introduction to Python

October 21 @ 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! Python is everywhere and in this class girls will learn the basics of Python, get to know the cool Jupyter Notebooks and venture into working with data. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please download/sign permission slip located on registration page and bring it to the event. Please also take note of our No Show…

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You Can Code with Micro:bit – Schaumburg

October 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsoft Store, 5 Woodfield Mall
Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States

Event hosted by Microsoft, Micro:bits provided by Newark element14. Please email Paula Brkich with any questions, thank you! Learn the first steps to coding and creating using the Micro:bit! Students will use the Micro:bit, a new pocket-sized computer, and it’ easy to use drag-and-drop interface to learn coding basics. We will be trying a number of activities and learn how writing code can be used to activate the Micro:bits sensors, lights and display to create cool gadgets that continue to…

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You Can Code with Micro:bit – Northbridge

October 21 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Microsft Store, 520 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Event hosted by Microsoft, Micro:bits provided by Newark element14. Please email Paula Brkich with any questions, thank you! Learn the first steps to coding and creating using the Micro:bit! Students will use the Micro:bit, a new pocket-sized computer, and it’ easy to use drag-and-drop interface to learn coding basics. We will be trying a number of activities and learn how writing code can be used to activate the Micro:bits sensors, lights and display to create cool gadgets that continue to…

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Developing Virtual Reality using TinkerCAD, Unreal Engine & Sketchfab

October 21 @ 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! Virtual Reality (VR), or the ability to step inside another world, has been just a dream for decades… but the wait is over! VR is now more of a reality than ever before now thanks to technology that offers completely immersive experiences. Plus, with the many free tools available to developers out there, anyone can have access to the software needed for creating rich and imaginative…

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 21 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by South Philadelphia Library. Please email Eric Vo with any questions, thank you! Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a…

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Program with Kodu

October 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First African Baptist Church Annex, 818 Clifton Ave
Sharon HIll, PA 19079 United States

Event run by Neighbor to Neighbor. Please email Stacy Cann with any questions, thank you! Students will be introduced to Kodu, a game creation environment that uses a visual programming language. They will explore basic navigation, create a simple program, and edit a landscape. Note:The Annex is the old church diagonal from the new church. Go to the back of the old church/annex. Parking to the side.Please use back entrance. Register Here

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Creating a Mobile App/Game with TouchDevelop

October 22 @ 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! Learn how to develop apps for mobile devices using Microsoft's free TouchDevelop development platform! TouchDevelop can be used to create apps and games on Windows Phone, Surface, iPhone, iPad, Android Phones, Android Tablets, as well as desktop or laptop PCs. TouchDevelop runs in Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari on Windows, Windows Phone, Mac, IOS, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook or Android. No installation required, it just…

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Learning about Machine Learning

October 28 @ 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! All around us tools are getting smarter from voice recognition to finding faces in pictures thanks to machine learning. Wonder how this works? In this class girls will learn about the basics of machine learning, and gain some hands-on experience by running a machine learning example in Python. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please…

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3D Jewelry Design

October 28 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

Event run by TechGirlz in partnership with Lizz Wiker, 3D Designer for Coach, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Please email donna@techgirlz.org with any questions, thank you! Design a bangle and learn to model it using primitive “building blocks” in Autocad’s TinkerCAD 3D modeling software. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling, will learn about the different types of professional 3D modeling software available and will walk away with an understanding of how small jewelry designers use 3D…

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November 2017

Programming Robots

November 4 @ 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! Curious about robots? Meet Edison, a Lego compatible robot that is fun and easy to program. In this workshop everyone will have the opportunity to learn about robots, play with Edison and program it to avoid obstacles or follow a line or make silly sounds. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please download/sign permission slip…

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Python Programming

November 4 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Drexel University, The College of Computing & Informatics, 30 N 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Event run by Drexel University. Please email Kristine Loh with any questions, thank you! In this class, students will explore how to program using Python. We will start with learning Python's simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. We will also explore comparisons, if‐statements, and loops. Finally, we will combine our new knowledge by creating our own game using the PyGame library. Note: Get off at Septa 30th St and 34 St Market-Frankford Line stops. Follow signs…

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“Super User Do,” Games, Puzzles & More with Linux

November 4 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Montgomery Township Community and Recreation Center, 1030 Horsham Road
Montgomeryville, PA 18936 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email donna@techgirlz.org with any questions, thank you! Did you know there is a free operating system that you can use at home? Learn more about the operating system that big companies/organizations like Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and NASA use. During this workshop you will learn the basics of Linux through a variety of games and puzzles that introduce command lines, program installation and file systems using "Super User Do" (sodu). Register Here

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SQL and Databases

November 4 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Waterfront Ventures, 121 Market St
Camden, NJ 08102 United States

Run by Waterfront Ventures. Please email Melissa Le 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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Designing Mobile Apps

November 7 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Renaissance Village- Community Center, 19311 Votrobeck Dr
Detroit, MI 48219 United States

Event run by Comcast. Please email Terri Peterson with any questions, thank you! Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept…

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Designing Mobile Apps- Fort Wayne

November 7 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Euell A. Wilson Community Center, 1512 Oxford Street
Fort Wayne, IL 46806 United States

Run by Comcast. Please email Terri Peterson with any questions, thank you! Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 8 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Arrowwood Hills Cooperative, 2566 Arrowwood Trail
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States

Event run by Comcast. Please email Terri Peterson with any questions, thank you! Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 9 @ 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hickory Hollow Co-Op, 5757 W Hickory Hollow St
Wayne, MI 48184 United States

Event run by Comcast. Please email Terri Peterson with any questions, thank you! Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present their final product to the class. This session will provide you with specific tools, techniques and workflows to help you kick-off your mobile app idea the right way. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept…

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Create Mobile Apps and Games

November 11 @ 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! Learn how to develop apps or games for mobile devices using Microsoft's free TouchDevelop development platform! TouchDevelop can be used to create apps and games on most smart phones, tablets, as well as desktop or laptop computers. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please download/sign permission slip located on registration page and bring it to…

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Programming Robots – Knoxville

November 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tennessee College of Applied Technology, 1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Please email Thomas Proffen with any questions, thank you! Curious about robots? Meet Edison, a Lego compatible robot that is fun and easy to program. In this workshop everyone will have the opportunity to learn about robots, play with Edison and program it to avoid obstacles or follow a line or make silly sounds. This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please download/sign permission slip…

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You Can Code!

November 11 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cabrini University, 610 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087 United States

Event run by Write Your Future and Cabrini University. Please email Saleem Brown with any questions, thank you! 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,…

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Robotics & Programming with Lego Mindstorms EV3

November 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SAP, 3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

Event run by SAP. Please email Shreya Datta with any questions, thank you! Do you like bossing people around? Imagine telling someone/something what to do and they follow your command! Sometimes you need to take the time to show someone what to do in order for them to be able to successfully complete the task. In this workshop, students will use pre-made LEGO Mindstorm robots to learn basic programming techniques in EV3. Students will be able to instruct their robot…

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Program with Kodu

November 15 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by South Philadelphia Library. Please email Eric Vo with any questions, thank you! Students will be introduced to Kodu, a game creation environment that uses a visual programming language. They will explore basic navigation, create a simple program, and edit a landscape. Note: Use Tasker-Morris subway stop. Look for S. Phila Health & Literacy Center on southwest corner. Street parking (spots in front on Broad St are metered) Free parking on neighboring blocks (west is better). Beware 2hr…

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Fun with the MicroBit

November 18 @ 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! Coding is not limited to creating programs for your desktop computer, laptop of phone. Learn how to write code for the MicroBit, use its sensors and display to create cool gadgets that continue to work after being disconnected from the computer. Note: This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Please download/sign permission slip located on registration…

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Infographics: Proving Your Point with Pictures

November 18 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Unit 1
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by South Philadelphia Library. Please email Eric Vo 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,…

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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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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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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

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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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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