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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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Python Programming

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

Event run by the 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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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

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 Launchbox!

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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

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 using the online tool StarLogo Nova to create the simulations. Please sign up for a…

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Downingtown Library, 122 Wallace Ave.
Downingtown, PA 19335 United States

Event run by Downingtown Library. 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…

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

December 7 @ 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. Whether it is your teacher?s test questions or your parent?s credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this TechShop, you will learn how information is protected online. Throughout the workshop students will work on puzzles, encryption and code breaking. At the end of the lesson students will see if they can figure out encrypted information, i.e. Can they crack the code? Let?s see who can succeed in protecting their information!

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Designing Mobile Apps

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N Haddon Ave.
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States

Event run by the Haddonfield Library. 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 feedback to help…

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(WAITLIST ONLY) You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

December 14 @ 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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Code & Play Your Own Game with Makey Makey, Scratch and a DIY Game Controller

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

Event run by Newtown 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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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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Rehabilitation Robotics: Assemble and Program a Robotic Glove

January 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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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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Introduction to JavaScript

February 15, 2020 @ 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 Launchbox!

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