Intro to Python Summer Course

Information Session: http://bit.ly/Intro-to-PythonMH
Python 101

As technology continues to innovate and play a bigger role in our economy, it is crucial to develop your technical skills. Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language and this course will provide you the fundamental tools to get started.
Class Details:

6 Week Course
June 17 – July 29

Cost :
$600 if paid in full by 6/14
$700 if paid in 2 installments of $450 by 6/14 & 7/1

BUILT BY GIRLS – The Inside Look @ Uber

Events are geared towards students who identify as female or gender non-binary between the ages of 15-22.
My name is Amanda and I lead events and community at BUILT BY GIRLS. We help young women get their first job in tech. I got your contact info through our previous community manager, Danielle Letayf.
 
Reaching out because BUILT BY GIRLS is having a networking event for students at Uber’s downtown Chicago location on June 27 and we’d love to have you and your students!
 
The event is called the ‘Inside Look’ where we take students to major tech companies to learn about how their tech works, network with professionals, and meet other students!
 
Here are some details:

  • Name: The Inside Look @ Uber
  • Date: Thursday, June 27
  • Time: 5PM – 7PM
  • Location: Uber, 111 N. Canal Street, Chicago, IL
  • Food: Pizza, salad, drinks
  • RSVP Link: RSVP here
In this Inside Look, you will:
  • Get an exclusive tour of Uber’s Chicago office
  • Learn about the different roles at Uber and what’s new with Uber tech
  • Network and participate in round table conversations with Uber and the BUILT BY GIRLS community

Data Science BootCamp

Application link: Data Science BootCamp – Student Application 

This year, the Office of Computer Science (Chicago Public Schools) is offering a Data Science BootCamp July 15th- July 19th for 25 students interested in learning more about how the world works by looking at data.  CPS is offering this camp in partnership with DePaul University and University of Massachusetts – Boston. Students who attend and actively participate in the week long Data Science BootCamp will be paid $150.00 at the conclusion of the event.

To qualify, you must be completing your Sophomore (10th) or Junior (11th) year. Additionally, preference will be given to students who have finished Algebra 2 and have demonstrated previous experience using the Scratch programming language (or equivalent).

You should expect to engage in a variety of hands-on activities as you work at a computer to answer questions using data.  You will learn everything you need during the camp; no previous data science experience is required.  You will be best prepared for this camp by having a creative mind and determined attitude.

If interested, please complete the Data Science BootCamp – Student Application.  Please begin by providing an email address you frequently check. You will be expected to provide your Student Information, Parent/Guardian Information, and answer six questions related to the camp. The deadline for submission is Monday, June 17th at Noon (12:00pm).  The first round of students accepted to the program will be notified by Wednesday, June 19th.  If accepted, students will need to confirm participation no later than Noon (12:00pm) on Monday, June 24th. Failure to confirm your participation by this time will result in your seat being forfeited. A second acceptance round and confirmation process will begin the week of June 24th- June 28th.

Center for Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago

Application link – http://bit.ly/YouthACT2019.

The Asian Health Equity (CAHE) at the University of Chicago would like to invite the young people at Lane to apply for our Center’s summer Youth Advancing Communities Together (Youth ACT) program!

This year’s topic is A Journey to Well-Being: How to Achieve Physical, Mental, Social, Environmental, and Occupational well-being as an Immigrant in Chicago.

Program Details

What: 3-week intensive learning and applying workshops with various health and advocacy professionals

Who: High school students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade

When:7/9-7/25, 16 hours/week

Incentive: $150 stipend and mini-grant opportunities

Application Opens: 6/5

Application Closes: 6/21

The purpose of Youth ACT is to empower interested students to become knowledgeable and active members of their communities. After the 3-week training, the students will participate in online discussions and coalition meetings on CAHE’s youth substance use prevention program. These active students will voice concerns in their communities and provide feedback on our program design and evaluation.

Application link – http://bit.ly/YouthACT2019.

Summer job opening: Power Up Tech Academy

Job info: http://s.bl-1.com/h/c4LP4f0M?url=https://docs.google.com/document/d/18BLaftHc0AkhDIG5k6nM9oQuLnAvXVOW4ERa7VVOoJU/edit?usp=sharing

Info repeated here:

Students who have completed their Junior or Senior year, with strong CS skills and experience, are invited to apply to Power Up Tech Academy this summer to be Teaching Assistants at our Coding, Minecraft, Robotics and Digital Media camps for ages 6-15.

You will assist an instructor in teaching, motivating, and supervising a small group of kids as they learn new tech skills in a hands-on environment. All camps also include a period of daily outdoor break time, and you will help with looking after the kids during this time too. Our campers have a lot of energy and we need you to be able to keep up with them!

We are looking for TAs who are smart, hard-working, enthusiastic and able to communicate effectively with both kids and adults. You should know at least 2-3 programming languages, and be comfortable picking up new tech skills. We also are looking for electronics and robotics experience for some camps.

This is a paid position. You will be assigned to work specific camps and your schedule may vary from week to week, including some weeks off.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief email expressing why you are qualified for this job to jobx@powerupta.com. We will be interviewing and hiring on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged and this posting will end when the jobs are filled.

All candidates are encouraged to read about our summer camps at https://powerupta.com/summercatalog.html to understand what we are offering.

 

Wanted: LT students for a project involving donated servers and stuff

One of our students, Robert Koch, is trying to put together a band of like-minded peers to do something with a bunch of equipment that got donated.
Here is his request:
The CS Department has received some new servers and is looking for students who would be interested in participating on a team to set them up (no experience with servers is necessary). This is a great opportunity to help the department and learn some practical skills from working with severs. We would likely meet after school once AP testing is completed. Any interested students should sign up using this form. Thanks!

Icebox Derby

Registration link: https://iceboxderbyrace.com/

What’s the Icebox Derby?

The Icebox Derby is an educational competition involving 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland who will work in teams to transform recycled refrigerators into electric and solar-powered racecars. New to this year’s program, each car will be equipped with Telogis, a fleet-management software that provides real-time metrics geared to help the girls drive more safely and efficiently. The young women will be able to monitor things like their speed and battery voltage.

Who should apply?

  • Chicagoland girls between the ages of 13 and 18
  • Girls who can make all program event dates, as listed in the application
  • Girls who think STEM is the coolest already, or want to learn more about it

What are the prizes?

  • Scholarships! Every participant will receive a scholarship of $1,000. The winning team members will receive a laptop/notebook and an additional $1,500 scholarship
  • Working alongside ComEd mentors to learn about practical applications of STEM in the world and in the workforce

The submission period will begin May 1. The deadline for entries is June 7.

GirlCon 2019!

Registration link: https://girlconchicago.com/

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GirlCon is a Chicago-based 1-day conference aimed to engage over 200 talented middle and high school girls from the Chicago Public School district and beyond in careers in which they are passionate. This is our second annual GirlCon and our mission is dedicated to helping girls build confidence and preparing girls to pursue 21st-century careers. We are all about female empowerment and diversity in the technology industry. This action-packed event hopes to increase exposure to female role models in an array of industries, and display how technology is embedded into every field, whether that be law, business, or fashion. The conference will feature speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, company booth walk-arounds, and much more. This year’s conference will take place in Google Chicago on June 15th, 2019. Anyone can attend and registration is free.

Registration link: https://girlconchicago.com/

The Lane Tech CS staff HIGHLY recommends all our students take part in this amazing event.

 

21Minus Call for Proposals

More information: https://mcachicago.org/Learn/Teens/Call-For-Proposals

TEENS TAKE OVER

ARE YOU UNDER 21?
DO YOU LIVE IN CHICAGO OR IN THE CHICAGOLAND SUBURBS? DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO HUNDREDS OF MUSEUM VISITORS, OTHER YOUTH, AND ARTISTS?

Submit a workshop, performance, or zine to be showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
21Minus is curated by the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency.

21Minus is a chance to show the world the creativity, power, and vision of Chicagoland youth.
What does the world need to know about how it feels to be young in Chicago today?

This year, 21Minus will take place on the opening weekend of the Virgil Abloh exhibition, which is expected to bring in more visitors than any other MCA exhibition ever. What do you have to show all those people?

TYPES OF PROJECTS: 21MINUS IS A TAKE-OVER, NOT AN EXHIBITION. WE CAN’T ACCEPT ART THAT HANGS ON THE WALLS.

We can accept:

  • Workshops/skill-shares: Share a skill. Facilitate a drop-in activity or 20-40 minute timed workshop.
  • Conversations: Start a conversation about something important: sit down with a group, create a polling station, make an online comment board, or more.
  • Performances: Create a piece of performance art, host an open mic, do an improv act, lead a guided tour, dance, put on a fashion show, play live music, or a DJ set.
  • Printed materials: Pass out zines, comic books, stickers, posters, or other printed materials.
  • Installation: Build an environment visitors can step into, make a giant sculpture, create an interactive prompt.

CRITERIA: PROJECTS WILL BE CHOSEN BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Clarity – Can we understand from your description and image what this is about and what’s going to happen?
  • Urgency – How important is the topic?
  • Uniqueness – How does this add something special to a bigger conversation?
  • Feasibility – Can this project happen at the museum on our timeline, in our budget?

PROCESS

  • Proposal: All proposals are due on March 24, 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • Review: TCA members will review all proposals and select 12-15 to be produced for 21Minus.
  • Notification: All artists will get an email from TCA in February about whether their proposal has been accepted.
  • Artist Party: Selected artists meet TCA members at the MCA on a Saturday in March.
  • Artist Workshop: One two-hour meeting with TCA members to workshop your project on a Saturday in April or May.
  • Final project confirmation: By early May, all project details must be finalized and final copies of videos and printed materials submitted.
  • Prep Night: All artists must be available to install their projects on Friday, June 14.
  • Takeover: All artists will present their projects at the MCA between 1pm-6pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019. All artists must be on site from 10am-6:30pm.

CHECK OUT THE FAQS FOR LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT 21MINUS AND MAKING A GREAT PROPOSAL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS, WANT TO TALK THROUGH YOUR IDEAS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT 21MINUS IN GENERAL, CONTACT GRACE NEEDLMAN AT GNEEDLMAN@MCACHICAGO.ORG OR 312-397-3840.