Register for the Black Girls CODE Chicago Summer Camp

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Register for the Black Girls CODE Chicago Summer Camp!

Join us for a day camp that will provide five days of hands-on, project-based learning, where young ladies ages 12 and up engage in tech curriculum.

Dates and Time: July 18, 2016 – July 22, 2016
Location: Leap Innovations, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

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Camp Overview
Camp is for six hours a day with lunch, breaks, community building, field trips and of course coding! Our camps offer a space where girls of color can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls like themselves and with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming.

Camp runs from 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, with a graduation ceremony on the last day of programming from 6-8pm. We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Raven Ali, Program Director at raven or by phone, 510.398.0880.

Overview

Our day camps provide five days of hands-on, project-based instruction, where young ladies ages 12+ engage in tech instruction. The camps run for six hours a day with lunch, breaks, community building, field trips and of course coding! Our camps offer a space where girls of color can learn computer science and coding principles in the company of other girls like themselves and with mentorship from women they can see themselves becoming. Camp runs from 9am- 4pm Monday- Friday with a graduation ceremony on the last day of programming from 6-8pm.

The Vision

We are in pivotal time in history in which STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent from 2008 to 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations. Technology shapes everyone’s lives all over the world and will only continue to expand, therefore everyone should have an opportunity to shape and create it. We want to make sure that Black girls and girls of color are not only included in this tech revolution, but are prepared to take on leadership roles within this field and/or start their own STEM organizations for social good.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be offered. Please click here to apply and someone will be in touch with you by June 1st, 2016.

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Wed June 8, 2016 – Big Data vs the Scientist, Speaker: Maria Patterson

This information is also on the Chapter website at: http://chicagoacm.org/

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Big Data vs the Scientist

Speaker: Maria Patterson,
Univ. of Chicago Center for Data Intensive Science

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
5:45 pm – Social Hour, light refreshments
6:30 pm – Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Admission: Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the public.

RSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site

Virtual Hackathon June 24-25 for Young Women

B~STEM Project is ramping up for a 48 hour virtual hackathon We Hack Too powered by Microsoft on June 24-25 for young girls and women, in collaboration with Kelly Services OCG.

The 48 hour hackathon, includes a 1-day multi-city event on June 24th in Microsoft stores (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago and New York). Each city will be hosted by a local news reporter, leading tech professionals serve as mentors and judges. The 1-day event is a Product Development & Design Incubator experience where high school and college level teams pitch their product’s go-to-market strategy to judges at the end of the day.

We Hack Too Flyer.pdf

Google/CPS Hackathon

2016-05-11

Chicago Public Schools and Google are hosting Googlepalooza’s first-ever Hackathon for students!

Teams of up to six students in grades 9-12 will compete to design and prototype an application that will improve how teachers and administrators interact with the District’s student information (e.g., grades, attendance, schedules, etc.). Students will have the opportunity to win prizes and interact with mentors from Google!

https://sites.google.com/site/cpsgglepalooza/hackathon

If you’re interested, let your teacher know;  each Lane teacher can register two teams of students.