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Designing Mobile Apps

December 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Capgemini. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming & develop your abilities to outline a project concept & present it for feedback to help you make informed design decisions. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept & work with a teams. Students will work in teams to design a mobile app. They will select an app idea, develop a…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States

Event run by Oak Park Pubic Library. Video is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video shorts that can be used in many ways such as news stories, teach a skill, crowdfunding videos, calling people to action on an important issue, serving as a public service announcement, or simply to tell a story. Storytelling is the basis of this impactful media. In this workshop for girls in grades 5-8, students will learn how…

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What’s Inside a Computer?

December 16 @ 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60301 United States

Event run by Oak Park Pubic Library. Interested in exploring what's inside a computer? Find out what's inside a computer by taking one apart – all you really need is a computer and a few tools! We'll provide the tools and the computer and you get to have fun exploring!

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Robotics Programming with VEX Robots

December 17 @ 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. This lesson covers what robots are and how to program and control them using computer code. Students will use pre-made VEX Robots to learn basic programming techniques by completing specific tasks.

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

January 5, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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 learn about databases, its structure and what…

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Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

January 11, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Complex systems are all around us from a flock of birds creating beautiful patterns, to the spread of diseases to understanding and protecting ecosystems. 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. We will be…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

January 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by JP Morgan Chase. We took our Videocasting and Newsroom Story Production workshops to a new level by combining the two ideas to make one amazingly fun workshop that anyone could run. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct stories and learn techniques to produce/edit photo and video content using mobile devices.

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Intro to Arduino Programming

January 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by NYU Tandon Robotics Design Team. Low-cost microcontrollers, such as the Arduino, 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 to create wearable technology. In this workshop, students will use the TinkerCAD Arduino simulator to create projects that include LED lights and buzzers. You don't need…

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