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January 2019

Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

January 19 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

January 21 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Solstice, 111 N. Canal St., #700
Chicago, IL 60606 United States

Event run by Solstice. Please email Karlene Davis with any questions. Thank you! In this workshop, students will learn the elements of HTML and CSS and take part in a coding challenge at Solstice! Agenda: • Office tour: Students will interact with various technology experiences: Robot, Blockchain, and virtual reality, among others • Coding challenge with HTML/CSS: Students will enjoy a coding challenge with HTML/CSS • Panel discussion: Students will hear from IT professionals • Lunch Note: Materials and lunch…

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Infographics: Tell Your Story with Graphics!

January 24 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Intro to Arduino Programming

January 26 @ 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: Parking available on 76th…

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Thomas Proffen

Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

January 30 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Citrix, 120 S. West Street
Raleigh, NC 27603 United States

Event sponsored by Citrix and run by TechGirlz. Please email Courtney Luterbach with any questions. Thank you! 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, which we like more. We will be using the online tool StarLogo Nova to create the simulations. Requirements: Please sign up for a free Starlogo Nova account, prior to the workshop. Note: Will need to bring a…

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February 2019

picture of different icons with a red strip that has the words "cyber security" in white

Cyber Security Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Please email Thomas Proffen with any questions. Thank you! Cyber security and being smart and safe online is more important than ever. In this workshop, the girls will learn about some basics in cyber security including how to spot scams through examples and hands-on activities. Register Here

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Make a Website Using WordPress

February 2 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Newtown Public Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073 United States

Event run by Newtown Public Library. Please email Sally Curay 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…

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How Engineers Solve Problems Using Tinkercad and 3D Printing

February 2 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd
Lafayette, CO 80026 United States

Event run by Lafayette Public Library. Please email info@techgirlz.org with any questions, thank you! We all solve problems, all the time, every day. Design is what we do to solve problems. Most day-to day problem solving is done informally and intuitively, which makes it difficult to assess the quality of the solution or to replicate it, however, engineers use a more formalized approach to problem solving that allows them to assess, replicate, and improve design process. So, let's think like…

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Creating Your Own Games with Gamemaker

February 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Onyx Point, 7050 Hi Tech Drive, Suite 102
Hanover, MD 21076 United States

Event run by Onyx Point, Inc. Please email Judy Johnson with any questions. Thank you! Students will learn how to use GameMaker Studio, an intuitive program for the creation of electronic games. They will learn to create a basic running and jumping game, and how to customize the game. They will also learn where to download game creation software and find tutorials to create other games they can imagine! Intermediate computer skills will be required. Note: Signs will be posted…

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Introduction to Python

February 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Roane State Community College, 701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States

Event run by ORCSGirls. Please email Thomas Proffen with any questions. Thank you! Python is one of the fastest growing programming languages and is especially popular in many areas of science. In this class, girls will learn the basics of Python, get to know the cool Jupyter Notebooks and venture into working with data. Register Here

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3D Computer Graphics with Clara.io

February 9 @ 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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designing a mobile app

Designing Mobile Apps

February 9 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First African Baptist Church Annex, 901 Clifton Ave
Sharon HIll, PA 19079 United States

Event run by Neighbor to Neighbor. Please email Stacy Cann 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…

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micro:bit bracelet

Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

February 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Dr.
RTP, NC 27709 United States

Event sponsored by First Flight Venture Center and run by TechGirlz. Please email Ruth Willenborg with any questions. Thank you! 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…

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Intro to Arduino Programming

February 16 @ 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: Parking available on 76th…

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Models and Molecules

February 18 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd
Strafford, PA 19087 United States

Event run by Tredyffrin Public Library. Please email Laurie with any questions. Thank you! Everything we see and touch is made of atoms and molecules. But they are too small to see directly. As a result, we often use models to better understand molecules, what they do, and how they are made. Models can be drawn on paper, held in your hand, or displayed on a computer. In this workshop, we will work with different types of molecular models. We…

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Make an Animated Bracelet with Micro:bit

February 22 @ 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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Podcasting

February 23 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Evolve IP, 989 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 815
Wayne, PA 19087 United States

Event run by techaWare. Please email Nicci Townsend with any questions. Thank you! 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 with GarageBand…

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Solving Genetic Mysteries with Online Tools and Family Histories!

February 23 @ 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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March 2019

SQL and Databases

March 2 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Temple’s Association for Informations Systems, 1801 Alter Hall, Liacouras Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States

Event run by the Association for Information Systems. Please email Nathaly Gonzalez 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…

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TV Studio

Working in a TV Studio

March 2 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
La Salle University’s Communication Center, 1825 Lindley Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141 United States

Event run by La Salle TV. Please email Tonya Ellis with any questions. Thank you! What does it take to put together a TV show? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll find out by working in the La Salle TV studio to create a “live” program using our script, graphics, and video. We’ll introduce you to all the equipment that makes a show possible and demonstrate how to use those tools. Then, it will be your turn. Maybe you’ll be in…

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Intro to Arduino Programming

March 9 @ 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: Parking available on 76th…

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