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Designing Mobile Apps

September 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Independence Blue Cross. Students will work in teams or individually 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…

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[Waitlist Only] Solving Genetic Mysteries

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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…

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Build Your Own Voice App

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time Click Here for a time zone converter Event run by ORCSGirls. Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are very popular technologies allowing you to interact with technology by just talking. What makes those technologies work? The answer is Artificial Intelligence-powered software, like apps! You don’t need to work for Amazon or Google to build apps for Alexa and Google Assistant. Anyone can write apps! In this workshop, students will learn how to build…

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Python Programming

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts. Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Huron Consulting Group. 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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Computer Programming with C++

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Have you ever wanted to know how people create games, utilities, and apps? In our C++ TechShop you will learn the basics of how these things are created with code! Using basic programming skills, students get to build their own fun and interactive programs from scratch with the guidance of our instructors and teaching assistants. After learning C++, you will have the knowledge necessary to…

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Dancing with AI Mini Camp

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Machine learning and artificial intelligence allow us to design interactive, movement-focused systems using a camera that were impossible just a few years back. In this mini-camp the girls will learn the basics of machine learning and create there own interactive program. They will learn how to use Google's Teachable machine and PoseBlocks, a version of the popular Scratch with machine learning…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
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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[Sold Out] Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

Sold Out
September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Vanguard. Did you ever wonder how websites are made? Have you ever wanted to make your own website? Making a website is easier than you may think. 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…

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

September 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Google Engineers. Learn how to protect private information and what kind of information should be protected while exploring encryption. Using substitution ciphers, students will encrypt and decrypt messages and make their own ciphers and codes. A combination of pen and paper exercises and online exercises are used in this workshop.

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You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

September 30 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Independence Blue Cross (IBC). 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…

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Python Programming

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Did you know that Disney, Netflix, Google and NASA, just to name a few, are all using Python? Python can be used for creating web applications, automation, programming robots and artificial intelligence. Python is the language of choice from beginners to experts. Students will learn how to program using Python starting with simple data types, including numbers, letters and strings, and lists. Students will also…

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Beauty of Fractals

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Fractals are never ending repeating patterns creating the most beautiful math art. In this class, we will discuss fractals, learning how we can use code to generate them and touch on the concept or recursion in programming. The girls will write their own code to create wonderful Koch snowflakes and more.

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Introduction to JavaScript

October 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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 the BSD Online Platform!

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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 help protect…

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Build Your Own Voice App with VoiceFlow

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by EITR Technologies/Onyx Point. Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are very popular technologies that can do many things such as play music, look up information, do online shopping, provide driving directions, and control things in your home such as lights, heating, and air-conditioning. What makes those technologies work? The answer is Artificial Intelligence-powered software, like apps! You don’t need to work for Amazon…

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Internet Safety: How to Stay Safe Online

October 8 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Capgemini . You’ve been online a lot! Do you know the ins and outs of staying safe? Let’s go over some of the rules and some ideas to help you. Learn how to be a good digital citizen as well as a cautious one on various forms of social media. Learn how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying, phishing, and suspicious behavior,…

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Custom Maps

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. We use maps every day for a variety of reasons - to find our way, to mark where objects are found, to understand a story. How are these maps made? With data! We use data in organized formats like spreadsheets to gather information and help us visually understand the world around us. In this workshop we will use publicly available data…

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Web Concepts

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Neighborhoods.com. This workshop is a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites. It is a discussion with interactive activities but nothing is created and no technical materials are required. Familiarity with terms and concepts is helpful.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Oak Park Public Library. 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…

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Computer Programming with C++

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
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. Have you ever wanted to know how people create games, utilities, and apps? In our C++ TechShop you will learn the basics of how these things are created with code! Using basic programming skills, students get to build their own fun and interactive programs from scratch with the guidance of our instructors and teaching assistants. After learning…

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Where Do Emojis Come From?

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Everyone loves emojis. But who decides on new emojis? How are are emojis and text stored in computer memory? In this fun class you will learn the secrets of emojis and get hands-on experience with them.

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Podcasting

October 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by techaWare. 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…

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JavaScript Mini Camp

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. 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 and build your very own web application. Our Mini camps have a lunch break noon - 1pm.

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling & Video Production

October 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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, students…

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Encryption

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. 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…

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Introduction to JavaScript

November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Slalom. 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

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Artificial intelligence slide that reads, 'What's the difference between learning and memorizing?'

Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual!, Scheduled and Run in Eastern Time
Anywhere, United States

All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Booz Allen Hamilton. 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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