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July 2021

Data Mining QuickDraw Doodles Mini Camp

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July 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Have you heard of the game QuickDraw? Google released a dataset of over 50 million drawings across 345 categories and we will use Python to data mine these data and answer questions like: Do people in different countries draw bread differently? Mini camps have a lunch break from noon to 1pm.

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(2-Day) Game Design with Kodu Mini Camp

Girl designs a game using Kodu

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. *Please see the schedule below* Event run by DSA, Inc. The Game Design with Kodu mini camp will show you how to create your own video games while learning to program using graphical interfaces. This two day camp will introduce the Kodu game development environment and then provide time to make your own game! Saturday 7/24 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday 7/31 from…

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Computer Programming with C++

July 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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? In our C++ TechShop you will learn the basics of how these things are created with code! Using basic programming skills, students get to build their own fun and interactive programs from scratch with the guidance of our instructors and teaching assistants. After learning C++, you will have the knowledge necessary to…

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Entrepreneur Camp

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July 26 - July 30
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Downingtown Library. This Entrepreneur Summer Camp puts the tools and technology used to create a business plan and prototype into the hands of 6th-9th graders. Students will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype and business plan. Schedule: 7/26 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, ET 7/27 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, ET 7/28 from 9:00 am - 12:00…

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Python Programming

Graphic explaining why Python is so in demand

July 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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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[Waitlist Only] Exploring C++: Software Developer Jumpstart Camp!

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July 27 - July 29
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Indian Valley Public Library. Have you ever wanted to know how people create games, utilities, and apps? It all begins with programming. In this camp, you will learn the basics of how to write your very own program using a language called C++! C++ is a great language to learn because so many other languages are based on it. After learning C++,…

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[Sold Out] The CyberSecurity Olympics Camp

Slide from the cybersecurity workshop describing a passcode exercise

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July 27 - July 28
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Comcast. Comcast is excited to host this Olympic Themed virtual summer camp! In this two day camp, learn how elite Comcast Cybersecurity "athletes" keep information safe. In addition to Cybersecurity, Internet safety & Encryption will be taught through interactive workshops and activities. There will be a lunch break and Pilates session each day. Sign up and bring home the gold in Internet…

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Podcasting

Girl uses Audacity for a podcast TechShop

July 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Capgemini. 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…

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Web Concepts

After using the whiteboard walls, a girl shows off her web concepts work

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. This is a virtual 1-day event hosted by the Technology Association of Louisville KY (TALK). 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.

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

July 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run 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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Investigate Water Pollution Sources using ArcGIS Online

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Capgemini. Time to turn on your investigative thinking hats! Have you ever wondered where your drinking water comes from? How about what might be in your water? How do we find this out? This workshop uses a combination of a water quality dataset and an online map-making tool to investigate where a fictitious source of groundwater pollution (based on real world data)…

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3D Printing

Screen capture of a demonstration of 3D modeling software with examples of 3d rings

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Three Dimensional printing is a new phenomenon in the tech world, and it is an amazing way to bridge the software and physical worlds. Students will learn about 3D printing principles, learn about downloading, customizing and creating their own objects using open source software - and they will be able to 3D print their design.

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August 2021

Make a Website Using HTML/CSS

August 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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.

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Intro to Encryption – How to Protect Your Information

A girl uses a desktop computer in the Intro to Encryption workshop

August 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. 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…

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Cartoons from Scratch

Girl uses a laptop computer during a TechShop

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Do you like cartoons? Come to the Cartoons from Scratch class to learn how to make 2D animations using Scratch. This class is very friendly to those with no coding experience.

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Engineering and Roller Coasters

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Drexel Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Design Like an Engineer and Build Your Own Roller Coaster! In this workshop, students will learn to think and design like an engineer by utilizing the engineering process to design a roller coaster using common household items (you will need to provide the items). Computer simulation programs will aid in finding different ways roller coasters can…

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Python Programming

Computer Graphics and career opportunities slide

August 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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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Photography and Infographics Camp

Photo editing before and after of starry sky

August 9 - August 13
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Upper Merion Township Library. Do you have a passion that you want to share with others? This camp will allow you to show that passion off! You will learn about photography and either take or search for photos of your passion. You will then use Pixlr to edit your photos. The last step will be to learn how to make a great…

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Think Like a Digital Designer: Unplugged

August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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, 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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Using Computer Simulations to Help Solve Complex Problems

August 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Independence Blue Cross. 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…

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Photo Editing

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Learn how to create awesome pictures and cool art projects using photo editing software. Curious about what you can do with colors, layers, contrast, saturation, smart selection tools and much more to create that perfect picture. Unleash your creativity, we cannot wait to see what you create.

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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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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You Can Code!

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Oak Park Public Library. 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 to learn to code using real language with CodinGame, a free online program that allows coders…

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Introduction to JavaScript

Screenshot of Melody Serra teaching an HTML TechShop

August 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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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 the BSD Online Platform!

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[Sold Out] Entrepreneur Camp

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August 23 - August 27
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Bryn Mawr College . In partnership with Bryn Mawr College, TechGirlz Entrepreneur Summer Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of 6th-8th grade girls and lets them take the lead in creating new ideas and building their own businesses in a supportive environment. During our week-long virtual camp, our girls will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype…

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Entrepreneur Camp

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August 23 - August 27
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Bryn Mawr College. In partnership with Bryn Mawr College, TechGirlz Entrepreneur Summer Camp puts the tools and technology into the hands of 6th-8th grade girls and lets them take the lead in creating new ideas and building their own businesses in a supportive environment. During our week-long virtual camp, our girls will go from idea generation to presentation of their prototype and…

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Making Video Games Mini Camp

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August 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Did you know that most video games use a physics engine to control how objects behave, roll, fall and in general behave based on real world or alien planets physics laws? In this workshop the girls will create your own 3D game and explore game physics using CoSpaces (www.cospaces.io).

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September 2021

Finding Answers using Databases

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. 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…

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3D Computer Modeling and Animation

Girl builds a 3D model using TinkerCAD 3D on her computer

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. 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, create and model using the web based Clara.io. No previous experience is required.

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Build Your Own Voice App

Girl uses a laptop computer during a TechShop

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time Click Here for a time zone converter Event run by ORCSGirls. Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are very popular technologies allowing you to interact with technology by just talking. What makes those technologies work? The answer is Artificial Intelligence-powered software, like apps! You don’t need to work for Amazon or Google to build apps for Alexa and Google Assistant. Anyone can write apps! In this workshop, students will learn how to build…

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Python Programming

Graphic explaining why Python is so in demand

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

Artificial intelligence slide that reads, 'What's the difference between learning and memorizing?'

September 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Huron Consulting Group. 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++

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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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? In our C++ TechShop you will learn the basics of how these things are created with code! Using basic programming skills, students get to build their own fun and interactive programs from scratch with the guidance of our instructors and teaching assistants. After learning C++, you will have the knowledge necessary to…

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Dancing with AI Mini Camp

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by ORCSGirls. Machine learning and artificial intelligence allow us to design interactive, movement-focused systems using a camera that were impossible just a few years back. In this mini-camp the girls will learn the basics of machine learning and create there own interactive program. They will learn how to use Google's Teachable machine and PoseBlocks, a version of the popular Scratch with machine learning…

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SQL: Explore & Command Databases

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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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October 2021

Build Your Own Voice App with VoiceFlow

Photo of an audio flow created during a podcasting TechShop

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by EITR Technologies/Onyx Point. Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are very popular technologies that can do many things such as play music, look up information, do online shopping, provide driving directions, and control things in your home such as lights, heating, and air-conditioning. What makes those technologies work? The answer is Artificial Intelligence-powered software, like apps! You don’t need to work for Amazon…

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Web Concepts

October 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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All Virtual Events are Scheduled/Run in Eastern Time. Click Here for a time zone converter. Event run by Neighborhoods.com. 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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