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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N Haddon Ave.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States

Event run by Haddonfield Public Library 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 to make their own website.

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Text Mining

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Ever wondered how computers can extract information from large amounts or text? In this class students will learn the basics of text mining and write their own Python code to extract interesting information about their favorite books.

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Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania – Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory, 1800 Lombard St., First Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. 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 the basics in circuitry, design, and Arduino programming, as…

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Working in a TV Studio

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 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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Python Programming

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Keller Williams Chicago – Lakeview, 1525 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657 United States

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 explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they learned to create their…

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Make a Website Using WordPress

January 25 @ 11:00 am
Cognizant Technology Solutions, 5140 Yonge St., 7th Floor, North York Center
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6L7 Canada

Event run by Cognizant Technology Solutions Canada 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 WordPress,…

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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

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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You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RCS Professional Services, 244 East 58th Street
NY, NY 10022 United States

Event run by RCS Professional Services. Have you ever wanted to make awesome edits to your photos? In this workshop, students will learn how to create beautiful imagery and flyers using photographs, as well as some other fun features and effects using free computer software (CANVA). They will discover the impact made by editing photos and how the techniques are used in marketing and advertising. Please create a free Canva account!

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You Can Code!

January 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St.
Carlisle, PA 17013 United States

Event run by LogCabinSchoolhouse.com. 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 sequential events, selection and repetition. Students will also begin…

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Makey Makeys, Scratch Coding, and Play-Doh. Oh My!

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N Haddon Ave.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States

Event run by Haddonfield Public 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! Please create…

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Python Programming

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spreedly, 733 Foster St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States

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 explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they learned to create their…

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Podcasting

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Microsoft Corporation, 3025 Carrington Mill Blvd
Morrisville, NC 27560 United States

Event run by Microsoft. 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…

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Text Mining: How Companies Analyze Online Reviews

February 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Level13, 21 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382 United States

Event run by Level13 eSports Gaming Center and taught by Saint Joe's University students! Do you want to know what everyone is saying about the latest game/movie/music? Do you like to share ideas using word graphics? What do you talk about most on your social media? You can use text mining software to illustrate important points or factors through word maps. In this workshop, students will understand how word maps are used in powerful ways to communicate ideas through a…

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Make a Website Using WordPress

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Karmak Inc, 1 Karmak Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626 United States

Event run by Karmak Inc. 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 WordPress, all without…

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Web Concepts

February 8 @ 11:00 am
Cognizant Technology Solutions, 7100 West Credit Ave.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 5N1 Canada

Event run by Cognizant Technology Solutions Canada 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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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First African Baptist Church Annex – Neighbor to Neighbor, 814 Clifton Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079 United States

Event run by Neighbor to Neighbor. 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 to make their own website.

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Scratch and Raspberry Pi

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wade Edwards Learning Lab (WELL), 714 St. Marys St.
Raleigh, NC 27605 United States

This TechShop is perfect for students with any range of experience with programming and using hardware. The TechShop starts off simply, and the teacher will explain basic hardware concepts such as electricity and creating circuits. Students will then learn to build circuits, program blinking lights, and use buttons. The lesson uses the programming language Scratch to program the hardware (buttons, lights). The students will learn about electricity and circuits as well as programming concepts such as ?if statements?. The lesson…

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Python Programming

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
PSTV, 440 N Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. 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 explore comparisons, if-statements, and loops. Finally, students will use what they…

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medtronic Colorado, 6125 Gunbarrel Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301 United States

Event run by Medtronic. 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 and motion sensors.…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry, 1751 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by Community College of Philadelphia 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 to make their own website. Prior experience with this technology or similar…

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Crowd Sourcing

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

This event is designed for 5th to 8th grade girls with no or very little prior programming experience. Crowd sourcing is a growing phenomenon allowing people from all over the world to participate and work together towards a common goal. Wikipedia, Lego Ideas, marking up satellite images or transcribing historic diaries are just a few examples. In this workshop the girls will learn about crowd sourcing through examples and hands-on activities.

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Animation and Graphics with Python

February 15 @ 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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Introduction to JavaScript

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First African Baptist Church Annex – Neighbor to Neighbor, 814 Clifton Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079 United States

Event run by Neighbor to Neighbor CDC. 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 the BSD Online Platform!

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Game Design with Kodu

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637 United States

Event run by the Society for Scientists of Color at the University of Chicago Would you like to create your own immersive video game to share with a global community? Using Kodu, a free software from Microsoft, students can step into the world of video game design. Students will be introduced to Kodu, a game creation environment that uses a visual programming language. They will explore basic navigation, customize a landscape, and create a simple program.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 350 Main St.
Red Hill, PA 18076 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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Animation & Graphics with Python

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Microsoft Store – King of Prussia Mall, 160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 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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Build Your Own Voice App with VoiceFlow

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The HUB @ 1201, 1201 N. Orange Street, 8th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. 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. And what makes those technologies work 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. Anyone! In this workshop,…

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Animation & Graphics with Python

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
ACLAMO Family Centers, 512 West Marshall St.
Norristown, PA 19401 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Computer graphics can be used in video games, movie making, maps, digital art and so much more. In this workshop, students will learn fundamental concepts of computer graphics and animation through fun Python programming activities. These activities include drawing simple shapes and positioning them on the display, grouping shapes, and using loops and conditions to animate them.

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

March 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Medtronic Colorado, 6125 Gunbarrel Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301 United States

Event run by Medtronic. Saint Vrain Valley School District is closed this day. 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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