Tech Night

Tech Night

Tech Night

MSF Showcase Event

Friday, March 15; 4:30pm-7pm
Maine Discovery Museum, 74 Main Street

 

Hey middle schoolers – want to find out about the world of computers and information technology? Learn, share, collaborate, and explore cutting-edge software and web-based tools. With workshops and hands-on activities the program is designed for maximum engagement!  Participants: please bring a laptop device, or email us at hello@mainesciencefestival.org if you will need to borrow one (we’ll have a limited supply for borrowing).

 

Drop-off event; pizza dinner provided for participants. Produced by Project>Login.

 

Space is limited, sign-up required

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Events Running from 4:45-5:45

Hour of Code Dance Tutorial presented by Project>Login’s intern Matt Hartt. Students will run through the Hour of Code dance tutorial. Attendees will use basic block coding (java) to complete creativity dance program.

 

Mystery Tech Workshop. Will it be robots? Will it be VR? What do you think it will be? Attendees of this session will be surprised with a cool and fun tech activity.

 

Creative Coding presented by UMaine’s ACM-W chapter. Approachable applications to computer programming for any skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an active programmer, we have something for you!
Our workshop is split into three stations. You can choose the one you like best!

1. Scratch – For novice coders who would like to build a simple game and learn the basic building blocks of programming!
2. EarSketch – For those interested in learning to code in JavaScript by making music!
3. Unity – For anyone interested in developing and exploring a 3D virtual landscape!

*Please bring a laptop and headphones to this workshop. A limited number available to borrow.*

 

Raspberry Pi Tech Jam presented by CGI. CGI’s Waterville Onshore Delivery Center will conduct a Raspberry Pi Tech Jam, utilizing the Raspberry Pi, which is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.

 

Events Running from 6:00-7:00pm

Examining Digital Footprints! presented by Maine CSTA. This session is designed  to talk about personal information people choose to share digitally. It will begin by discussing what types of information are good to share with other people, then looks at several sample social media pages to see what types of personal information could be shared intentionally or unintentionally. Finally, the participants come up with a set of guidelines to follow when putting information online.

 

CyberSpace! presented by Mainely Tech Women (6:00-700 pm) This interactive session will discuss the online world and explore CyberSpace through games or activity.

 

Creative Coding presented by UMaine’s ACM-W chapter. Approachable applications to computer programming for any skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an active programmer, we have something for you!
Our workshop is split into three stations. You can choose the one you like best!

1. Scratch – For novice coders who would like to build a simple game and learn the basic building blocks of programming!
2. EarSketch – For those interested in learning to code in JavaScript by making music!
3. Unity – For anyone interested in developing and exploring a 3D virtual landscape!

*Please bring a laptop and headphones to this workshop. A limited number available to borrow.*

 

Raspberry Pi Tech Jam presented by CGI. CGI’s Waterville Onshore Delivery Center will conduct a Raspberry Pi Tech Jam, utilizing the Raspberry Pi, which is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects.

Our friends from National Digital Equity Center and Americorps will also have an information table about digital literacy courses at this event. Be sure to check out the resources on the table in the lobby!

We will also have a demonstration of a laser cutter, so you can see just how cool this tool is!

 

Participating MSF Partners:
Maine Discovery Museum, Project>Login, University of Maine

 

Audience: middle school students

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