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July 2019

Unleash Your Inner DJ with Audacity

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, 1345 Sumneytown Pike
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437 United States

Event run by Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School. Please email Caitlin Fitzpatrick with any questions. Thank you! Have you ever wanted to be a DJ? Using audio engineering software, a little bit of music theory, and your own creativity, you can now create your own trendy track. This workshop guides students through the thrilling process of leaving their personal mark on a piece of popular music by utilizing professional remixing strategies. Students will use Audacity software to transform popular songs…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

July 20 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Techaxis, Inc./ Lateetud, Inc., 44921 George Washington Blvd., Ste 200/205
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States

Event run by Techaxis, Inc and Lateetud, Inc. Please email Matthew Melo with any questions. Thank you! 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), also known as Machine Learning! In this workshop, students will learn how machine learning techniques such as artificial neural networks learn from data to answer real world questions. Note: Large parking lot in front…

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Solving Genetic Mysteries with Online Tools and Family Histories!

July 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

Event run by Sally Sandidge. Please email Sally with any questions. Thank you! Did you know that there is a worldwide database of genetic information that is free for anyone to use? In this workshop students will learn about the free technologies available to examine genes and visualize a family tree! They will learn how to use online tools to create a family tree (Progeny), learn how to search a set of medical symptoms to find the genetic cause (OMIM),…

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Designing Mobile Apps

July 22 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Deloitte Digital, 1400 16th St. Mall 4th floor
Denver, CO 80202 United States

Event run by Deloitte Digital. Please email Rose Biehl 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…

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

July 25 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kramden Institute, 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J
Durham, NC 27713 United States

Event sponsored by Kramden Institute and run by TechGirlz. Please email Nourma with any questions. Thank you! Take cybersecurity into your own hands! We all rely on electronic information. But what would happen if it was stolen, corrupted or unavailable? In this workshop, students will learn about why cybersecurity is important and the practices and tools that can help people and organizations protect their critical information. We will conduct exercises to examine some of the technology that is used to…

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Designing Mobile Apps

July 26 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Upper Moreland Free Public Library, 109 Park Ave.
Willow Grove, PA 19090 United States

Event run by the Upper Moreland Free Public Library. Please email umplkidsroom@mclinc.org with any questions. Thank you! This workshop is part of the Upper Moreland Free Public Library's "GPS: Find Your Path" summer sessions. 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…

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Podcasting

July 27 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Evolve IP, 989 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 815
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Event run by ​techaWare​. Please email ​Nicci​ with any questions. Thank you! ​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 GarageBand software…

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Denver Library – Hadley Branch, 1890 S. Grove Street
Denver, CO 80219 United States

Event run by Denver Hadley Library. Please email Anna Cook with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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How Computers Talk: Introduction to Network Communications

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Comcast Mt Laurel NJ, 1800 Bishops Gate Blvd
Mt Laurel, NJ 08054 United States

Event run by Comcast TechWomen SNJ Chapter. Please email Rana with any questions. Thank you! In this interactive workshop, students will learn the basics of network communications and how computers communicate via these networks. Using Cisco Ethernet switches and computers, 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…

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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

July 27 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Agatha Catholic Church, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60623 United States

Event run by St. Agatha Church. Please email David Wolfe with any questions. Thank you! 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. Note: Street parking available. Registrants will be greeted at…

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August 2019

Engineering and Roller Coasters

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Drexel University Innovation Studio, 3101 Market Street PA 19104 United States

Event run by Drexel University SWE. Please email Jillian Saunders with any questions. Thank you! Design Like an Engineer and Build Your Own Roller Coaster! In this workshop, students will learn to think and design like an engineer by utilizing the engineering process to design a roller coaster using pipe insulation, marbles, and objects within the room. Computer simulation programs will aid in finding different ways roller coasters can be designed, taking into account variables like height, velocity, gravity, and…

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Introduction to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

August 3 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave
Telford, PA 18969 United States

Event run by Indian Valley Public Library. Please email Nicole with any questions. Thank you! Whether it is your teacher’s test questions or your parent’s credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, you 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? Let’s…

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

August 10 @ 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! Virtual Reality or the ability to step inside another world. Learn about how Virtual Reality (VR) works, create your very own virtual world using CoSpaces and build your very own Google Cardboard headset. This class combines creativity in creating a 3D virtual world with coding to make it come alive. Having an iPhone or Android phone is very helpful in exploring VR, but not required to attend.…

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SQL: Explore and Command Databases

August 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, 808 Aviation Parkway, Suite 900
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States

Event sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle and run by TechGirlz. Please email Caroline Pancras 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…

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Python Programming

August 15 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unilever US, 800 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 United States

Event run by Opex Analytics and Unilever. Please email Clara Quigley with any questions. Thank you! 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. We will also be sharing an example of a real app deployed in Unilever leveraging Python. Lunch will be…

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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

August 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Productive Edge, 11 E Illinois St, Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60611 United States

Event run by Productive Edge. Please email Nicole Jostes with any questions. Thank you! 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. Note: Building located near the Grand Red Line stop. There…

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Web Concepts

August 22 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frankford Library, 4364 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124 United States

Event run by Free Library of Philadelphia (Frankford Branch). Please email LaBae Daniels with any questions. Thank you! 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. Note: Near Arrott Transportation Center. The meeting room is downstairs in the library. Materials and snacks will be provided. Register Here

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September 2019

You Can Code!

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

Event run by An Nichols. Please email Anita 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, mazes and games to explore…

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