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[Registration Closed] Podcasting

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 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. 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…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. 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 see what a large database looks like,…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

October 2 @ 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. This workshop is hosted by Capgemini. 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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Smart Apps

October 3 @ 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. Apps we use every day keep getting smarter from recognizing faces to understanding speech. Have you ever wondered how they work? In this workshop you will learn about artificial intelligence and how it is used to recognize objects in images. Using the Thunkable (www.thunkable.com), you will learn how build your very own app that uses AI to describe pictures you take.

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Python Programming

October 3 @ 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. 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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Make a Website Using WordPress

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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. 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 coding!

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Why your brain craves infographics

Infographics: Proving Your Point with Pictures

October 5 @ 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. This workshop is hosted by Capgemini. Humans are visual creatures. Pictures help us learn, understand, and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story, and display their data in a graphical way. In this workshop, students will observe that infographics are often used to raise awareness or sell products in social media, and…

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Python Programming

October 7 @ 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. This workshop is hosted by Capgemini. 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…

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

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. This workshop is hosted by Capgemini. 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…

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 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. This workshop is hosted by Capgemini. 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. Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and…

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Emojis

Where Do Emojis Come From?

October 10 @ 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. 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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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

October 10 @ 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. 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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Diagram of using a database securely

Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 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. 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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Girl and instructor look together at Photoshop on her screen

You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

October 11 @ 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. 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 marketing and advertising.

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Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

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. 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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Computer Programming with C++

October 15 @ 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. 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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Building a Website using HTML and CSS

October 16 - October 17
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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). This is a virtual 2-day youth STEAM event for Middle School age girls. It will focus on the elements of building a website. 10/16 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET 10/17 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET

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MongoDB

Finding Answers using Databases

October 17 @ 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. Data, Data, Everywhere! Databases contain tons of information. MongoDB, a popular open source database is built around solving problems of modern applications like mobile apps, large volumes of data, and making developers (like the girls attending this workshop) more efficient. Using examples around NoSQL databases students will learn different database language subsets, how information is stored in MongoDB, and how to use DDL commands.

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Coding a sprite to move using Scratch

Scratch Coding

October 17 @ 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 the basics of Scratch "drag and drop" coding and code their very own game or animated story!

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Video Production

Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

October 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 AAUW Greensboro. 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. (OpenShot.org or another open source video editing tool, phones or cameras with…

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Web Concepts

October 17 @ 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. 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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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

October 23 - October 24
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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). This is a virtual 2-day youth STEAM event for Middle School age girls. 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. 10/23 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET 10/24 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET

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Data Privacy: How to Protect Your Personal Information

October 24 @ 10:00 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. Have you ever wondered how Internet Stalkers gather information from people? Or how companies always seem to show you ads of products related to something you just read about? Learn about how your personal information ends up online and is tracked in ways you may or may not know about. This workshop will provide an overview of web security, network security, and social media privacy…

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Girls work on computers in the Intro to Javascript workshop

JavaScript Mini Camp

October 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. 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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Animation & Graphics with Python

October 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. 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. *Prerequisite - We recommend that before attending this…

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Computer Programming with C++

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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. 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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Diagram of the different types of malware

CyberSecurity

October 26 @ 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. 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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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

October 29 @ 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. 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 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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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

November 7 @ 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 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++

November 7 @ 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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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

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 Indian Valley 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…

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Introduction to JavaScript

November 14 @ 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. 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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Computer Programming with C++

November 19 - November 20
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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). This workshop goes over basic programming concepts using C++, such as data types, arrays, and functions. 11/19 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET 11/20 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 21 @ 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. 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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Introduction to JavaScript

November 28 @ 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. 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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Web Concepts

December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). The workshop will give a brief introduction to how websites work, how they are built, and how to become a person who builds websites.

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Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

January 7, 2021 - January 8, 2021
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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). This is a virtual 2-day youth STEAM event for Middle School age girls. In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies around the world, can be used to help global humanity. 1/7 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET 1/8 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET

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Genetic chromosomes for male and female

Solving Genetic Mysteries

February 25, 2021 - February 26, 2021
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. Hosted by Technology Association of Louisville Kentucky (TALK). This is a virtual 2-day youth STEAM event for Middle School age girls. In this workshop students will learn about the free technologies available to examine genes and visualize a family tree! Find a neighborhood buddy to do this class with you from middle school! 2/25 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM, ET 2/26 from 4:00 - 5:00…

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