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October 2018

Infographics: Tell Your Story with Graphics!

October 18 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Caktus Group, 108 Morris St., Suite 2
Durham, NC 27701 United States

Event sponsored by Caktus Group and run by TechGirlz. Please email Shannon Kreps 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, students will observe that infographics are often used to raise awareness or sell products in social media, and are more easily…

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Robotics Programming with Lego Mindstorms

October 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Harrisburg University, 326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States

Event run by Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Please email John Friend 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. Students will be able to…

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Engineering and Roller Coasters

October 20 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Arup, 35 E Upper Wacker Drive #1800
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Event run by Arup. Please email Danielle Passaglia 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 the roller…

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SQL and Databases

October 20 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
William G. Rohrer Memorial Library, 15 MacArthur Blvd
Westmont, NJ 08108 United States

Event run by Comcast TechWomen SNJ Chapter. Please email Rana Nasrallah 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…

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Cyber Security

Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Tools and Techniques to Manage Cyber Risk

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Drexel’s Rush Building, 30 N 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank you! We all rely on electronic information but what would happen if it is stolen, corrupted or unavailable? In this workshop you 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 help protect computer systems and networks. Afterwards, we will play…

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

October 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spreedly, 733 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States

Event sponsored by Spreedly and run by TechGirlz. Please email Erica Boyles 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…

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Game Physics

October 27 @ 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! Did you know that most video games use a physics engine to control how objects behave, roll, fall, and in general behave based on real-world or alien planets physics laws? In this workshop, you will create your own 3D game and explore game physics using CoSpaces . Register Here

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

October 27 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 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! 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…

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Introduction to JavaScript

October 27 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a TechGirlz Virtual Workshop! (Note: Time listed for event is in Eastern Standard Time) Event run by TechGirlz Volunteers. Please email Deirdre Clarke with any questions. Thank you! JavaScript is what makes the web move. JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, responsive animations, web games... pretty much whatever you can think up. In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript…

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 29 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Upper Merion Township Library, 175 W. Valley Forge Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States

Event run by the Upper Merion Township Library. Please email Sangeetha Srinivasan 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…

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November 2018

Designing Mobile Apps

November 1 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
CoLab 18, 100 South Commons, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States

Event run by Ashley Lopez and Jennifer Van Dam. Please email Ashley Lopez 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…

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Introduction to JavaScript

November 1 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Optum, 4242 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

Event run by Optum. Please email Laura Hernandez with any questions. Thank you! JavaScript is what makes the web move. JavaScript is used to make apps, interactive websites, responsive animations, web games... pretty much whatever you can think up. In this course, you will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to your website, and create your own JavaScript program using Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) or Launchbox! Note: Workshop is on 14th floor. Please bring a laptop.…

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Video Production

VideoCasting

November 2 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
DePaul University CDM Building, 243 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Event run by Delta Kappa Alpha DePaul. Please email Arielle Toub with any questions. Thank you! VideoCasting is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video episodes that can be introduced by a broadcaster. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct stories and prepare their work for distribution over the Internet. Topics covered include how to import media, edit in iMovie, prepare a short collection of videos, gather images using Google Advanced…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 3 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Packard Lab, 19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015 United States

Event run by the Society of Women Engineers. Please email Nicole Belisle 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…

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Computers Talk: Introduction to Network Communications

November 3 @ 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 Nasrallah 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 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…

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

November 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St.
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Event run by North Wales Area Library. Please email Heather Binder with any questions. Thank you! In 2017, every 7th grader in the UK was given a tiny programmable computer to help them learn to code. 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…

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The Internet: Behind the Scenes

November 3 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Apple Store – Philadelphia, 1607 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will learn how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites. Note: No laptops are required for this workshop. Register Here

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Intro to Arduino Programming

November 3 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 East 76th Street
Chicago, IL 60649 United States

Event run by Windsor Park Lutheran Church. Please email Alvyn Walker with any questions. Thank you! Low-cost microcontrollers, such as the Arduino ($8-$25), have revolutionized the way we connect the real and virtual worlds. The credit-card sized Arduino board can be used in robotics to control sensors or create wearable technology. In this workshop, students will get hands-on with their own Arduino creating projects using sensors and light displays. No coding experience is required. Notes: Parking available on 76th Street.…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Comcast Center, 1701 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Event run by Comcast. Please email Eileen Bengston 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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Python Programming

November 8 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
PSTV, 440 N.Broad
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe 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 using the PyGame library. Notes: Students do not need to bring anything with them; the computers to work on are provided.…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Varonis, 2250 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 150
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States

Event run by Varonis. Please email Alyssa Van Kollem with any questions. Thank you! Students will develop a web page using HTML and CSS. During the class, they will receive an overview of what HTML and CSS are, and why they are used in almost every modern website. This is a hands-on workshop for girls to develop their very own web page. In addition, the girls will be able to use AWeber's email software and apply some of the same skills…

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Podcasting

November 8 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Brookmill Apartments, 2751 Millbrook Drive
Ft Wayne, IN 46802 United States

Event run by Xfinity Communications - Internet Essentials. Please email Che Jackson 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…

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Introduction to Virtual Reality

November 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 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…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 10 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 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! 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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Make a Website Using WordPress

November 10 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Nilsa I. Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch (Camden County Library System), 301 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102 United States

Event run Comcast TechWomen SNJ. Please email Rana Nasrallah with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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Make a Website Using WordPress

November 10 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First African Baptist Church Annex, 901 Clifton Ave
Sharon HIll, PA 19079 United States

Event run by Neighbor to Neighbor. Please email Stacy Cann with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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micro:bit bracelet

Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

November 12 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Medtronic, 6135 Gunbarrel Ave
Boulder, CO 80301 United States

Event run by Medtronic. Please email Kim Koly with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 14 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Roxborough Library, 6245 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Event run by TechKidz @RHS. Please email Debi Bender with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website. Note: Workshop located in basement. Please bring a laptop. Snacks will be provided. Register Here

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 17 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hopeworks, 808 Market Street, 3rd Floor
Camden, NJ 08102 United States

Event run by Hopeworks Camden. Please email Jackie Golden with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website. Notes: Parking available across the street. PATCO station is one block away. Ring " Hopeworks" on the call box. Materials and snacks will be provided. Register…

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Infographics: Tell Your Story with Graphics!

November 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
FreeWheel Advertisers, 33 W Monroe, Ste. 1900
Chicago, IL 60603 United States

Event run by FreeWheel Advertisers. Please email Kate Paris with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will observe that infographics are often used to raise awareness or sell products in social media, and are more easily searched and viewed on the Pinterest platform. Students will learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information on a topic of their choosing, and then use a free, online tool called Piktochart to make an infographic from the data collected.…

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Forking, Cloning and Creating a Website with Git/GitHub

November 17 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Temple University Cecil B. Moore Station, 1925 N 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

Event run by the Association for Computing Machinery Women's Chapter (ACM-W). Please email Mary Liu with any questions. Thank you! Have you ever wondered how multiple people work to create a website or app using Git/GitHub? It relies heavily on something called version control, which is what Git is famous for. In this workshop, students will pull a clone of a web page from a GitHub code repository and work to edit the webpage. The goal of this workshop is…

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Podcasting

November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive NC 27709 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Janel Kinlaw 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…

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December 2018

Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove

December 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
UPenn – Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory, 1800 Lombard St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will assemble a soft robotic glove and program its sensors into a game directed at rehabilitating dexterity movements, commonly affected after a stroke. Students will learn about the importance of robotics in rehabilitation aid. Systems, like the robotic glove they create, use games to provide incentive which significantly improves the effectiveness of regular rehabilitation. By developing their own robotic glove, students will learn…

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TechGirlz 3D Printing

3D Jewelry Design with Tinkercad – 3D Manufacturing

December 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Newtown Square Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

Event run by Newtown Public Library. Please email Danica Pascavage 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. They will also 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 to design and manufacture. Notes: Workshop in the Community Room (on…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

December 8 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 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! In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and use them to create a website. Using a text editor and web browser, students will edit web page templates and use them to make their own website. Note: Lot parking available. Registrants should report to the main entrance. Register Here

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Computer Programming with C++

December 13 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
PSTV, 440 N.Broad
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe with any questions. Thank you! Have you ever wanted to know how people create games, utilities, and apps? Well, it all begins with programming. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to write your very own program using a language called C++! C++ is a great first language to learn because so many other languages are based on it. After learning C++, you will have a basis of knowledge…

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