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October 2021

JavaScript Mini Camp

Screenshot of Barbara Preuninger teaching a Javascript TechShop

October 23 @ 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. 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 and build your very own web application. Our Mini camps have a lunch break noon - 1pm.

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling & Video Production

October 23 @ 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. Video is a powerful way to communicate stories through individual videos or a series of video shorts that can be used in many ways such as news stories, teach a skill, crowdfunding videos, calling people to action on an important issue, serving as a public service announcement, or simply to tell a story. Storytelling is the basis of this impactful media. In this workshop, students…

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Mapping for Humanity: Using Digital Mapping to Better the World

Volunteering slide

October 27 @ 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 Young Women in Bio Chicago. Maps help us understand the visual picture of the world. But has the entire world been mapped? Satellites capture images of the earth and scientists are researching the best ways to convert these images into meaningful information. One of the most direct ways to recognize ‘features’ from a satellite image is with the human eye. In this…

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Encryption

Photo of a girls' screen as she takes fingerprint images

October 30 @ 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. Whether it is your teachers test questions or your parents credit card number, this information must be privacy protected. During this workshop, the girls 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…

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November 2021

Podcasting

Girl creating a podcast at a TechShop

November 2 @ 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 Slalom. 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.

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Code and Play Your Own Game with Scratch

November 3 @ 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. Do you like to play video games? Do you wonder how they are made? Would you like to make your own? Come learn how to do this using the block-based Scratch visual programming system. You’ll learn what coding is all about, have fun exercising your imagination about how your game should work, and gain skills by writing code to make it work.

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Python Programming

Atmospheric photo of Python code on a girls' screen

November 3 @ 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 Oak Park Public Library. 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…

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Intro to Arduino Programming

November 4 @ 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 NYU Tandon Robotics Design Team. 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 to create wearable technology. In this workshop, students will virtually learn about Arduino wiring and programming using the TinkerCad circuit simulator.

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3D Printing: Slicing & Design Using CAD

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

November 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 NYU Robotics Design Team. Customize a 3D design and watch your creation print out in plastic! 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, download designs onto 3D printing software, print their chosen objects, and then freely create their…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Storytelling and Video Production

November 6 @ 12:30 am - 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 AAUW Greensboro. We took our Videocasting and Newsroom Story Production workshops to a new level by combining the two ideas to make one amazingly fun workshop that anyone could run. In this workshop, students will learn how to construct stories and learn techniques to produce/edit photo and video content using mobile devices. (Adobe Spark, an open source video editing tool, phones or cameras…

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Introduction to JavaScript

November 9 @ 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 Slalom. 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

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Artificial Intelligence: How Computers Learn

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

November 10 @ 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 Booz Allen Hamilton. 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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Infographics: Proving Your Point with Pictures

November 11 @ 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 EY. In this workshop, students will observe that graphics are often used to raise awareness or sell products in social media, and are more easily searched and viewed on the Pinterest platform. Students will learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information on a topic of their choosing, and then use a free, online tool called Piktochart to make a…

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Python Programming

Computer Graphics and career opportunities slide

November 13 @ 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. Event run by George Mason University. 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…

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Designing Mobile Apps

November 13 @ 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. Students will work in teams or individually 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…

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You Can Code!

Two girls share a desktop computer to use Scratch

November 13 @ 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. Event run by Society of Women Engineers at Lehigh University. 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…

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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

November 20 @ 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. 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…

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Computer Programming with C++

November 20 @ 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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December 2021

Python Programming

Logos of companies that use Python

December 2 @ 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 McDonald's. 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…

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Game Design with Kodu

Girl designs a game using Kodu

December 4 @ 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. 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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Cybersecurity Basics: How to Manage Cyber Risks

Diagram of the different types of malware

December 8 @ 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. 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…

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Computer Programming with C++

December 11 @ 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. 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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Build Your Own Voice App with VoiceFlow

Girl uses a laptop computer during a TechShop

December 15 @ 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 Oak Park Public Library. 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…

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