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(REGISTRATION CLOSED) Port Ministries Entrepreneur Program

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - November 23 @ 3:00 pm
Port Ministries, 5017 S. Hermitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

The Port Ministries Entrepreneur Program, Future Business Leaders in Technology, teaches skills in business development and technology to create a business plan and prototype for young ladies in 6th-9th grade. Students will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype and business plan. They will explore the fundamentals of starting and running a small business while also creating an app with the guidance of TechGirlz.

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(REGISTRATION CLOSED) 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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Programming Edison Robots Using Python

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

In this workshop students will have the opportunity to learn about robots, play with Edison and program it to avoid obstacles, follow a line, or make silly sounds.

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Intro to Micro:bit

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

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. Students will also design and make their own animated bracelet.

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Designing Mobile Apps

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greater Olney Library, 5501 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120 United States

Join us to learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it for feedback to help you make informed design decisions. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept, create low-fidelity wireframes, user flows, prototypes and to work within a team. So bring your pencils, crayons, markers, paper, post-it notes and smartphone (if you have one) and let the fun begin!

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fidelity Investments, 100 New Millennium Way
Durham, NC 27709 United States

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. Students will also design and make their own animated bracelet.

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Introduction to JavaScript

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Agatha Catholic Church, 3151 W. Douglas Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60623 United States

Event run by St. Agatha's Tech Lab. In this course, students will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to their website, and create their own JavaScript program using Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) or Launchbox!

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You Can Code!

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073 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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Web Concepts

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frankford Library, 4364 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124 United States

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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Smart Apps

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. 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 Thunkable, you will learn how build your very own app that uses AI to describe pictures you take.

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You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wanda Thomas Photography, 7014 McCallum St.
Philadelphia, PA 190119 United States

Event run by Wanda Thomas Photography LLC. Have you ever wanted to make awesome edits to your photos? 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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Designing Mobile Apps

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Temple’s Association for Information Systems, 1801 Liacouras Walk, Room 602
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

Event run by Temple Association for Information Systems (AIS). 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 develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it for…

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You Can Code!

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Screencastify, 227 W. Monroe St., Ste #5200
Chicago, IL 60606 United States

Event run by Screencastify. 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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Intro to C++

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

Event run by PSTV. 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 let you quickly learn languages like Java…

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3D Computer Graphics & Animation with Clara.io

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Evolve IP, 989 Old Eagle School Rd.
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Do you enjoy animated movies like Finding Nemo and The Incredibles? Have you ever wondered how animated movies are made, or how cartoon characters are created?

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of 3D computer graphics like creating objects and modeling using Clara.io. No previous experience is required. Students will need to bring a laptop to this workshop.

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
South Side Hackerspace – Chicago, 1048 W. 37th ST., #105
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

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. Students will also design and make their own animated bracelet.

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Internet of Things

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
STRATIS IoT, 3721 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States

From color changing lights to garage door openers to smart refrigerators, more and more devices are connected via the Internet. So how does it work? Learn all about the Internet of Things and what it takes to control a light emitting diode (LED) through the Internet. You will build a circuit, program firmware and create a webpage to control the LED. Sounds hard? Join the workshop and you will be an Internet of Things expert in no time

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd.
Wheeling, IL 600090 United States

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 computer systems and networks. Students will participate in online simulations showing how experts evaluate and…

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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McKimmon Conference and Training Center, 1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

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. This TechShop will be held during the Women in Tech Summit.

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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wells Fargo – Chandler Corporate Campus, 2800 South Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85286 United States

Event run by CompTIA. 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 Simulations for Science

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

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 stop which we like more. We will be using the online tool StarLogo Nova to…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Opex Analytics, 350 N. Orleans St., Ste 8500N
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Event run by Opex Analytics. 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. They will get insight on and explore how new technologies like Alexa or Siri are able…

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Game Design with Kodu

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rauch Business Center, 621 Taylor Street, Room 70
Bethlehem, PA 18015 United States

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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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congresswoman Dean’s office, 115 E Glenside Ave., Ste 1
Glenside, PA 19038 United States

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. Students will also design…

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You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 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 use Photography to aid their Marketing Strategy as well as some features and tools to design beautiful branding material using free computer software (CANVA). They will also discover the impact made by editing photos and how the techniques are used in marketing and advertising. This workshop will also cover some Marketing basics such as how…

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Text Mining: How Companies Analyze Online Reviews

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Optum, 4242 Six Forks Rd., 14th Floor
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States

Event run by Optum. 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 picture. Using music app reviews, students will find commonly-used words…

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Drone Programming

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
SAP, 3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

In this workshop, students will learn about how drones are being used to address some challenges of today and get an understanding of the business applications of drones.

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Introduction to JavaScript

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Temple University, 1925 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

In this course, students will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to their website, and create their own JavaScript program using Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) or Launchbox!

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Python Programming

November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Metuchen Public Library, 480 Middlesex Avenue
Metuchen, NJ 08840 United States

Students 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.

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Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141 United States

In this workshop, students will learn about computer simulations and create their own simulations of an epidemic and what factors make it spread faster or stop. We will be using the online tool StarLogo Nova to create the simulations. Please sign up for a free Starlogo Nova account prior to the workshop.

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Make a Website Using WordPress

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

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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How Computers Talk: Intro to Network Communications

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Camden Dream Center, 1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 United States

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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Animation and Graphics with Python

February 15, 2020 @ 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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