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December 2018

You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

December 22 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5409 Turney Road
Garfield Heights, OH 44125 United States

Event run by Monique L. Johnson, MBA - Technology Product Marketer. Please email Monique with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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January 2019

Intro to Arduino Programming

January 6, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Windsor Park Lutheran Church, 2619 East 76th Street
Chicago, IL 60649 United States

Event run by Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church. Please email Al Walker with any questions. Thank you! Low-cost microcontrollers, such as the Arduino ($8-$25), 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 create wearable technology. In this workshop, students will get hands-on with their own Arduino creating projects using sensors and light displays. No coding experience is required. Note: Materials and snacks will…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

January 8, 2019 @ 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. Please email Nourma Bumgarner with any questions. Thank you! 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), also known as Machine Learning! In this workshop, students will learn about machine learning techniques such as how artificial neural networks learn from data to answer real-world questions. Note: Laptops will be provided.…

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

January 10, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
PSTV, 440 N.Broad
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States

Event run by PSTV. Please email Shelley Wolfe with any questions. Thank you! 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. Register Here

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Designing Mobile Apps

January 12, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 United States

Event run by Ludington Library. Please email Sarah with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St., 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States

Event run by Azavea. Please email Ross Bernet with any questions. Thank you! Maps help us understand the visual picture of the world. But has the entire world been mapped? Satellites capture images of the earth, however scientists are still trying to find a way to convert these images into meaningful information. The best way to recognize ‘features’ from a satellite image is by the human eye. In this workshop, students will learn how satellite images, collected by various agencies…

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SQL and Databases

January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
North Wales Area Library, 233 S. Swartley St
North Wales, PA 19454 United States

Event run by North Wales Area Library. Please email Heather Binder with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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R for Data Analysis

January 19, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank you! Databases contain tons of information, but how can you make sense of it all? Data analytics. In this workshop, students will use R, a programming language used for data management and analysis. Students will learn concepts and coding in R to introduce data management and analysis using simple data sets. Students will load, clean and explore data with plots and basic statistical concepts and analysis in R.…

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Infographics: Tell Your Story with Graphics!

January 24, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
One Commerce Square, 2005 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

Event run by Ernst and Young (EY). Please email Crystal Van with any questions. Thank you! 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 are more easily searched and…

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Game Design with Kodu

January 25, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hawthorne Elementary, 2301 Clarendon Ave
Louisville, KY 40205 United States

Event run by TALK - Technology Association of Louisville KY. Please email Monica Jones with any questions. Thank you! Would you like to create your own immersive video game to share with a global community? 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…

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WordPress workshop

Make a Website Using WordPress

January 26, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Lansdale Library, 301 Vine St
Lansdale, PA 19446 United States

Event run by Lansdale Library. Please email Tom Meyer with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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February 2019

3D Computer Graphics with Clara.io

February 9, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 United States

Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Donna Cusimano with any questions. Thank 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. Note: Please bring a laptop to this workshop. Register…

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Medtronic – MA, 12 Gill St. Suite 3500
Woburn, MA 01801 United States

Event run by Medtronic. Please email Nini Le with any questions. Thank you! In 2017, every 7th grader in the UK was given a tiny programmable computer to help them learn to code. 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…

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Solving Genetic Mysteries with Online Tools and Family Histories!

February 23, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave
Telford, PA 18969 United States

Event run by Indian Valley Public Library. Please email Nicole Husbands with any questions. Thank you! Did you know that there is a worldwide database of genetic information that is free for anyone to use? In this workshop students will learn about the free technologies available to examine genes and visualize a family tree! You will learn how to use online tools to create a family tree (Progeny), learn how to search a set of medical symptoms to find the…

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