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You Can be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709 United States

Event sponsored by First Flight Venture Center and run by TechGirlz volunteers. In this workshop, you will discuss your general knowledge of editing and what styles you are drawn more towards. We will take a look at different types of photography, discussing the photo itself and what you would like to see different about the photo from composition, to color, to different edits. We will use a free software (PIXLR) and a smartphone app called PhotoLayers to look at different…

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Teaching Assistants – NC

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709 United States

Workshop: You Can be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

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Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 East 76th Street
Chicago, IL 60649 United States

In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can be used to help global humanity. Platforms like OpenStreetMap and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Tasking Manager offer an opportunity for volunteers, (such as the participants at TechGirlz) who are not necessarily experts in coding or interpreting this information, to contribute to critical missions. NGOs like the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders will use the maps we make during the workshop to plan relief and aid efforts around the world.

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Fun with Algorithms

September 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 at thomasproffen@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!
Algorithms are at the heart of many tasks computer perform from calculations to data processing and automated reasoning. So how do they work? In this workshop you will get to know some of the coolest algorithms and code them in Python.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

Have you ever wondered how Alexa or Siri recognizes your voice, or how Facebook is able to automatically recognize your friends in pictures? The answer is Artificial Intelligence (AI), or also known as Machine Learning! In this workshop, students will learn about how machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks learn from data to answer real world questions.

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Architecture and Design: Build Your Own 3D Model House

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KCBA Architects, 8 East Broad Street
Hatfield, PA 19440 United States

Have you ever noticed an amazing building and wondered how it was built? In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry where they will discover the different types of engineers, designers, and workers that go into designing a building. Students will then be introduced to Sketchup, a free design program that will allow them to create in a 3D environment and build their own house!

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Designing Mobile Apps

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Willow Tree, 800 Taylor St., Ste 300
Durham, NC 27701 United States

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.

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Web Concepts

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parks and Recreation Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by Parks and Recreation Smith Playground. This class is a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites. It is a lecture with interactive activities but nothing is created and no technical materials are required.

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Teaching Assistant – PA

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parks and Recreation Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Workshop: Web Concepts

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You Can Code!

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St, 2nd Floor - Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

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.

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Explore and Command Databases with MongoDB

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Code Ninjas, 100 Springdale Rd. Ste A1
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 United States

In this workshop, students will learn about databases, its structure and what it looks like, and more importantly, how you can get the database to answer your questions! The lesson will be hands-on and focus on standard SQL statements that can be used with any database software.

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Teaching Assistant – NJ

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Code Ninjas, 100 Springdale Rd. Ste A1
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 United States

Workshop: Explore and Command Databases with MongoDB

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You Can Code!

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Agatha Catholic Church, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60623 United States

Think coding is hard? Everyone can code. Join us at the workshop to get started. We use Blockly, a drag and drop language to instruct the computer. We will be trying a number of puzzles, mazes and games to explore sequential events, selection and repetition. After, students will be able to access the web pages at home to continue their learning.

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You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Hackerspace – Chicago, 1048 W. 37th ST., #105
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

Have you ever wanted to make awesome edits to your photos? In this workshop, students will learn how to put a sunset and a starry night sky into the background of their photographs, as well as some other fun features and effects using free computer software (PIXLR) and a smartphone app called PhotoLayers. They will discover the impact made by editing photos and how the techniques are used in marketing and advertising.

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Working in a TV Studio

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September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
La Salle University’s Communication Center, 1825 Lindley Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 United States

Event run by La Salle TV. 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…

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Table Staff at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women – PA

October 2 @ 6:45 am - 5:15 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

TechGirlz needs Table Staff to talk to potential volunteers at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

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Table Staff at the Women in Tech Summit – CO

October 4 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
WITS West, 900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204 United States

TechGirlz needs Table Staff to talk to potential volunteers at the Women in Tech Summit (WITS).

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Think Like a Digital Designer

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VGBC Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road
Long Island, NY 11102 United States

Event sponsored by Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens and run by TechGirlz. Students will learn how researchers, designers and developers use design thinking to create digital experiences like the ones in their favorite apps! Guided, unplugged activities will show students how to put themselves in the mind of users that may not be the same as them and brainstorm ideas for improving the user experience of real apps.

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Teaching Assistants – NY

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VGBC Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road
Long Island, NY 11102 United States

Workshop: Think Like a Digital Designer

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Python Programming

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
Naperville, IL 60565 United States

Event run by TechGirlz.

This class 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.

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Port Ministries Entrepreneur Program

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 3:00 pm
Port Ministries, 5017 S. Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

The Port Ministries Entrepreneur Program, Future Business Leaders in Technology, teaches skills in business development and technology to create a business plan and prototype for young ladies in 6th-9th grade. Students will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype and business plan. They will explore the fundamentals of starting and running a small business while also creating an app with the guidance of TechGirlz.

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How Computers Talk: Introduction to Network Communications

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Comcast West Division, 9401 E. Panorama Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80112

In this interactive workshop, students will learn the basics of network communications and how computers communicate via these networks. Using Cisco Ethernet switches and their own laptops, participants will construct a private network and exchange information through the network. They will also be taught how to use a protocol analyzer to capture and inspect traffic on the network. Finally, the instructor will discuss network security and demonstrate methods of securing communications.

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level13, 21 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382 United States

Event run by Level13 eSports Gaming Center. In 2017, every 7th grader in the UK was given a tiny programmable computer to help them learn coding. So what is this small, affordable technology called? A micro:bit! In this workshop, students will use the micro:bit’s drag and drop interface, MakeCode, to learn how to code the device. Students will walk through the various features of a micro:bit and learn how the code they create can activate animation, temperature sensing, radio buttons…

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Python Programming

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N Haddon Ave.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States

Event run by Haddonfield Library. This class 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.

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Workshop: Python Programming

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Philadelphia School, 2501 Lombard St
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States

Workshop: Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Maps to Better the World

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Code & Play Your Own Game

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Event run by Radnor Memorial Library. Learn how to code your own game and create your own working game controller using everyday household items and food! In this workshop, students will use a Makey Makey Inventor's kit to build a custom keyboard out of unconventional conductive materials, such as fruit and Play-Doh. Students will then pair their keyboard with the game created in Scratch programming in order to connect the digital and physical world No prior experience necessary!

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Workshop: Code & Play Your Own Game with Makey Makey and Scratch

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Encryption

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Whether it is your teachers test questions or your parents credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this workshop, the girls will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop students will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking. At the end of the lesson students will see if they can figure out encrypted information, i.e. Can they crack the code? Lets see who can succeed in protecting their information!

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Make a Website Using WordPress

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Event run by the North Wales Area Library. Ever think about starting your own business someday or possibly creating your own blog? Learning WordPress now will help get you ready to share with the world! In this workshop, students will create their own website using WordPress. They will learn how to set up a WordPress.com website and add their own content via web pages and posts. Students will also customize their website using the theme, menu, and widget features in…

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Workshop: Make a Website Using WordPress

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Podcasting

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Store – King of Prussia Mall, 160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States

Event run by TechGirlz.

Podcasting is a powerful way to communicate stories, news reports, and information. In order to create an effective podcast, students need to learn how to make their stories engaging and use sound to put their listeners into the aural environment of their story. They can accomplish this through music, sound effects or sounds gathered from the environment of their story.

This workshop plan familiarizes students with podcasting software, such as Audacity or Garageband, followed by creating a simple, personal podcast recording.

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Store – King of Prussia Mall, 160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States

Workshop: Podcasting

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Full Day STEM Experience

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
College of Idaho, 2112 Cleveland Blvd.
Caldwell, ID 83605 United States

This day-long event will include hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our vision is to create a world where girls have a lifelong passion and confidence in their use of technology throughout their careers.

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ernest & Young, 2005 Market St., Ste 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Event run by EY. Virtual Reality or the ability to step inside another world has been just a dream for the past decades, but the wait is over, VR is becoming a reality. Learn about how VR works, create 360 degree photos and code up your very own virtual world using simple JavaScript. After the workshop, you can take your Google Cardboard VR headset home and continue exploring the new frontier of VR.

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Intro to Micro:bit

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

In this workshop, students will use the micro:bit’s drag and drop interface, MakeCode, to learn how to code the device. Students will walk through the various features of a micro:bit and learn how the code they create can activate animation, temperature sensing, radio buttons and motion sensors. Students will also design and make their own animated bracelet.

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greater Olney Library, 5501 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it for feedback to help you make informed design decisions. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept, create low-fidelity wireframes, user flows, prototypes and to work within a team. So bring your pencils, crayons, markers, paper, post-it notes and smartphone (if you have one) and let the fun begin!

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Teaching Assistant – PA

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greater Olney Library, 5501 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Workshop: Designing Mobile Apps

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You Can Code!

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

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.

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Web Concepts

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frankford Library, 4364 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124 United States

This class is a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites. It is a lecture with interactive activities but nothing is created and no technical materials are required.

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3D Computer Graphics & Animation with Clara.io

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evolve IP, 989 Old Eagle School Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Do you enjoy animated movies like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles? Have you ever wondered how animated movies are made, or how cartoon characters are created?

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of 3D computer graphics like creating objects and modeling using Clara.io. No previous experience is required. Students will need to bring a laptop to this workshop.

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Internet of Things

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
STRATIS IoT, 3721 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

From color changing lights to garage door openers to smart refrigerators, more and more devices are connected via the Internet. So how does it work? Learn all about the Internet of Things and what it takes to control a light emitting diode (LED) through the Internet. You will build a circuit, program firmware and create a webpage to control the LED. Sounds hard? Join the workshop and you will be an Internet of Things expert in no time

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Make a Website Using WordPress

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

In this workshop, students will create their own website using WordPress. They will learn how to set up a WordPress.com website and add their own content via web pages and posts. Students will also customize their website using the theme, menu, and widget features in WordPress, all without coding!

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How Computers Talk: Intro to Network Communications

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

In this interactive workshop, students will learn the basics of network communications and how computers communicate via these networks. Using Cisco Ethernet switches and their own laptops, participants will construct a private network and exchange information through the network. They will also be taught how to use a protocol analyzer to capture and inspect traffic on the network. Finally, the instructor will discuss network security and demonstrate methods of securing communications.

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Animation and Graphics with Python

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

Do you like to use your creativity to design problems and solutions using codes to represent ideas? Then you have a future in Computer Science!

In this workshop, students will learn how to create computer graphics and animated figures/objects using Python in Calico.

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