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Computer Programming with C++

August 29 @ 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 Teen Volunteers. 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++! This is a great first language to learn because so many other languages are based off of it. After learning C++, you will have a basis of knowledge to…

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Make a Website Using WordPress

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Biuler Academy School, Gado Road Kubwa Nigeria

Event run by Beyond the Classroom Foundation. 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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Storytelling with Data

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Slalom, 100 N 18th Street #2000
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Come and spend a day walking in the shoes of the women who work at Slalom! This special event covers two of the TechGirlz topics and includes breakfast, lunch, and a tour of the spectacular Philadelphia Tech office! Today, data is everywhere whether it’s generated from online purchases or exercise data captured by wearable technology. This rich information being captured can help uncover insights and help people make important decisions. The key to analyzing data is bringing it together and…

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Fun with the Micro:bit

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Coding is not limited to creating programs for your desktop computer, laptop of phone. Learn how to write code for the Micro:bit, use its sensors and display to create cool gadgets that continue to work after being disconnected from the computer.

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You Can be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Drive
Raleigh, NC 27709 United States

Event sponsored by First Flight Venture Center and run by TechGirlz. In this workshop, you will discuss your general knowledge of editing and what styles you are drawn more towards. We will take a look at different types of photography, discussing the photo itself and what you would like to see different about the photo from composition, to color, to different edits. We will use a free software (PIXLR) and a smartphone app called PhotoLayers to look at different effects…

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Fun with Algorithms

September 21 @ 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 at thomasproffen@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!
Algorithms are at the heart of many tasks computer perform from calculations to data processing and automated reasoning. So how do they work? In this workshop you will get to know some of the coolest algorithms and code them in Python.

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Architecture and Design: Build Your Own 3D Model House

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
KCBA Architects, 8 East Broad Street
Hatfield, PA 19440 United States

Have you ever noticed an amazing building and wondered how it was built? In this workshop, students will be introduced to the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction industry where they will discover the different types of engineers, designers, and workers that go into designing a building. Students will then be introduced to Sketchup, a free design program that will allow them to create in a 3D environment and build their own house!

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Designing Mobile Apps

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Willow Tree, 800 Taylor St., Ste 300
Durham, NC 27701 United States

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.

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Web Concepts

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Parks and Recreation Smith Playground, 2100 S. 24th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145 United States

Event run by Parks and Recreation Smith Playground. 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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You Can Code!

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

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.

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Working in a TV Studio

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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Think Like a Digital Designer

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
VGBC Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30th Road
Long Island, NY 11102 United States

Event sponsored by Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens and run by TechGirlz. 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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Python Programming

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd.
Naperville, IL 60565 United States

Event run by TechGirlz.

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.

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How Computers Talk: Introduction to Network Communications

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Comcast West Division, 9401 E. Panorama Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80112

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 security and demonstrate methods of securing communications.

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

October 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level13, 21 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382 United States

Event run by Level13 eSports Gaming Center. 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…

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Python Programming

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

Event run by Haddonfield Library. 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.

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Code & Play Your Own Game

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Event run by Radnor Memorial 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!

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Make a Website Using WordPress

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Event run by the North Wales Area Library. 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…

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Podcasting

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Store – King of Prussia Mall, 160 N Gulph Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States

Event run by TechGirlz.

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 a simple, personal podcast recording.

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Introduction to Virtual Reality (VR)

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ernest & Young, 2005 Market St., Ste 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Event run by EY. 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 VR.

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