Saturday, May 27th – Sunsday, May 28th, 2017
Chicago Hacks is the premier high school hackathon that looks to educate newer students on computer science while also helping the more advanced programmers excel. We look to encourage any students to come and grow their love for programming and create awesome projects. We strive to spread and educate students on computer science in the midwest region.
Who can participate?
Any high school student! Including Class of 2017 graduates who may have graduated prior to the event date.
I don’t know how to code! Should I still come?
Yes!!! Our hackathon is the perfect place to learn about programming with all our different workshops we will offer at the event.
What can I create?
Anything you want! However, we hope that there are projects that create an impact or cause social change. Also, your project must be entirely made during the hackathon, but you may come to the hackathon with an idea already in mind.
For additional FAQs and Registration Info, visit http://chicagohacks.tech
Registration is now open at http://the-escape.org/; use the code ‘cps2017’ to register at no cost.
The annual Escape conference once again brings the future of data science and sports analytics to Chicago.
Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 as we welcome industry experts, solution providers, students, and faculty to Robert Morris University’s upgraded campus in the heart of downtown Chicago for this part exposition, part data boot camp.
The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies. The Escape offers an excellent forum for networking and acquisition of new skills that bridge the gap between university curricula and real-world skills demanded by industry.
Inspired by faculty from local universities, the Escape conference offers a one-of-a-kind, learning-by-doing opportunity that is co-hosted by industry leaders such as Cloudera, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tableau. Space is limited. Registration open!
floChicago is a leadership development program founded by a group of educators, principals, professionals, and civic leaders in partnership with the University of Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. floChicago will select approximately 30 high school leaders from the Chicago area to participate in 1) a week-long leadership immersion residential program on campus at The University of Chicago from August 6 through August 12, 2017, and 2) meetings and retreats throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students will have an opportunity to engage with some of Chicago’s most prominent leaders and participate in activities centered around civic engagement, leadership development, college preparation, and career exposure. The program is offered at no cost to participants.
For more information, please visit www.flochicago.org. The Application Page (www.flochicago.org/apply) contains the application as well as additional information about candidate criteria and frequently asked questions.
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UPDATE: This is for those finishing their first year of college, not for high school seniors.
This competition is open to anyone, however if you have completed or are currently enrolled in the Innovation and Creation Lab course at Lane, Mr. Solin will donate all machine time and provide all materials (including bearings) for students that are interested in participating.
The first community challenge is to make a toy. By each of us contributing one, together we’ll create a kind of toy store. Think of it as a virtual toy store. We’ll start with a single toy…the Fidget Spinner. Amazon has about 2,000 fidget spinners for sale and Etsy has about 3,000. We want all the spinners to be unique and interesting. That gives us the opportunity to exercise our creative and technical muscles. If you submit a unique fidget spinner design there are four levels of rewards you can win up to $115 in Inventables gift cards.
Check out the full contest details and instructions.
* Must be a high school senior *
Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field.
CSSI is not your average summer camp. It’s an intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that seeks to inspire the tech leaders and innovators of tomorrow by supporting the study of computer science, software engineering and other closely related subjects.
As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google’s most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices.
You’ll attend the program at one of our Google office locations and experience firsthand Google’s unique and innovative office culture.
Applications are currently open and the deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Please apply via this link.
CSSI partners with the Generation Google Scholarship that supports students becoming leaders in computer science. Students selected for the scholarship are required to attend CSSI. Check out the scholarship website to learn more.
- To provide students with an interest in computer science an opportunity to learn what their future career might hold and inspire them to complete their work towards a technical degree.
- To help students develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities and better prepare them for studying computer science or closely related fields.
- To help participants begin building important personal networks and friendships with a diverse group of students who share their passion for technology and computer science.
- To give students an inside look at Google’s unique environment, community and culture.
To learn more about Google’s computer science education efforts, visit g.co/csedu.
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March is Women’s History Month, and the Adler Planetarium and the DuSable Museum of African American History are teaming up to present programming around Hidden Figures, a best-sellling book and Oscar-nominated film about the true story of a team of black women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the American space program.
Chicago students and education providers are invited to join the Adler for special screenings of Hidden Figures accompanied by conversations with Chicago women working in STEM fields today, moderated by teens from the Adler’s Youth Leadership Council.
Screenings and panels will take place at the Adler (1300 S Lake Shore Drive) on Saturday, March 25, at 10am and 1:30pm.
Free registration is open to youth ages 11-19 and one guest. School and organization groups interested in coming should contact youthprograms.
Full details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-figures-revealed-saturday-screening-panel-tickets-32188770479