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You Can Code!

April 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 Medtronic Colorado. 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 to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders at any…

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JavaScript Mini Camp

April 24 @ 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. This Mini camp has a lunch break from 12 pm- 1pm.

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

April 24 @ 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. This even is run by SAP. 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…

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Introduction to JavaScript

April 24 @ 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. 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 Repl.it!

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[Sold Out] Architecture and Design: Build Your Own 3D House

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April 27 @ 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 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…

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Animation & Graphics with Python

April 28 @ 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. 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. **We recommend that before attending this workshop the registrant has taken one of the following: Python Programming, Intro to JavaScript, or Make…

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Crowd Sourcing

May 1 @ 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. 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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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

May 1 @ 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. In this workshop, 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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Designing Mobile Apps

May 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. Event run by Peapod Digital Labs. 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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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

May 6 @ 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 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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The Power of Spreadsheets and Charts

May 8 @ 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. Data are all around us but spread sheets can do more than just show a big table of numbers. You can organize your data, perform calculations and show your data in a chart. Learn how to become a data wizard and make the most of those numbers. In this class you will learn all about how to unlock the secrets of…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

May 8 @ 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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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

May 8 @ 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. 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…

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Animation & Graphics with Python

May 12 @ 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 Everlaw. 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 Trinket.io. We recommend that before attending this workshop the registrant has taken one of the following: Python Programming, Intro…

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Computer Simulations

May 15 @ 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. Complex systems are all around us from a flock of birds creating beautiful patterns, to the spread of diseases to understanding and protecting eco-systems. 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…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

May 15 @ 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. 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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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

May 18 @ 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. In this workshop, 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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Computer Art Mini Camp

May 22 @ 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. In this mini camp the girls will explore the intersection of art and computer science. They will be looking at parametric functions to make art, explore fractals and how they are generated and we will be diving into style transfer, a technique using machine learning to redraw an image in the style of another. The focus on the camp is to…

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Intro to Arduino Programming

May 22 @ 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. 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.

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Computer Programming with C++

May 22 @ 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. 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 off of it. After learning C++, you will have a…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

June 12 @ 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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Girl smiles in front of a desktop computer during a TechShop

Computer Programming with C++

June 25 @ 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. 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 off of it. After learning C++, you will have a…

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Animation & Graphics with Python

June 26 @ 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 Hosted by Oak Park Public Library. 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 Trinket.io. We recommend that before attending this workshop the registrant has taken one of…

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Introduction to JavaScript

June 26 @ 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. 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 Repl.it!

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Python Programming

July 10 @ 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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Internet Safety: How To Stay Safe Online

July 17 @ 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 Oak Park Public Library. 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…

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Computer Programming with C++

July 24 @ 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. 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 off of it. After learning C++, you will have a…

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You Can Code!

August 14 @ 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 Oak Park Public Library. 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 to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders…

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