Lane Tech Women in CS Conference 2016

The Women in CS Conference 2016 Registration opens Monday! Everyone is welcome!

Want to network with computer science and technology gurus or learn "How to Be A Tech Billionaire" from our Keynote Speaker and Oracle Consulting Manager Lily Gulik? In an effort to recruit more students into the field of Computer science Lane Tech High School is hosting it’s second annual Women in Computer Science Conference. This conference is designed for any high school students to experience different avenues of computer science through workshops conducted by professional females in the CS field. Space is limited for the workshops, RSVP by February 3 by registering at: PDF attached as well.

Conference details:
Lane Technical High School
February 6, 2016
Registration 8:30-9am
Conference 9-11:30AM
Questions/Clean up 11:30am-Noon

The Conference features workshops and speakers by Oracle, Power Reviews, 8th light and Girls Who Code. Each young woman will hear our Keynote Speaker Lily Gulik and attend two 40 minute computer science workshops.

Featured workshops:
Workshop: Intro Drawing with Processing
Workshop: Data Structures in Java
Workshop: What is Data Analytics?
Workshop: Intro into EarSketch-CS Through Music Remixing
Workshop: Intro Android App Development-Making a music App in Android Studio
Workshop: Visual Manipulation- Intro into Patterns of Design in Software

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Apple Engineering Camp

Apple Engineering Technology Camp

Objective/What to expect:

Apple’s Engineering Technology Camp (ETC) is a unique opportunity to learn from Apple engineers. Over the four-week period, you’ll experience a variety of interactive activities to gain insight into the world of hardware engineering. You’ll be placed in small teams and work collaboratively to identify creative solutions to an engineering design challenge. Each student will have a dedicated mentor to help guide in the process.


  • Currently a sophomore or junior in high school.
  • A strong interest in mathematics and physics.
  • Some building or fabrication experience is a plus because the camp is hands-on.
  • An interest in building tools and finding creative solutions.
  • A deep curiosity about how things work.

Monday, July 11, to Friday, August 5, 2016 (four weeks)

Apple’s Cupertino headquarters

There will be no cost to students for attending the ETC. Apple will cover the transportation costs to and from Apple at the beginning and end of the camp. Housing, meals, and daily transportation will be provided by Apple.

Deadline date for submissions:
Friday, February 5, 2016

When you’ll hear back:
Students will hear back regarding the status of their submission the first week of March 2016.

Application link:

Narrative Science and Fast Forward Labs (Free Event)

By: Narrative Science and Fast Forward Labs

Event Description

In today’s world of rapid innovation, technologists’ ability to explain and educate on the business applications of new technologies is as valuable as their ability to build new tools. Successful, widespread adoption won’t occur unless non-technical audiences can grasp how technologies affect their day-to-day tasks, reduce the near-term bottom line or promote long-term vision and strategy.

This session introduces an ongoing series about how emerging technologies work and what questions companies should ask as they select and implement them. Lead by Hilary Mason, CEO of Fast Forward Labs, and Kris Hammond, Chief Scientist of Narrative Science, this first session will clear up some of the hype around artificial intelligence and how large enterprises and small businesses alike can apply intelligent technologies in their existing businesses. Hilary and Kris will discuss the modern landscape of technology innovation, machines’ ability to communicate with us, and how Natural Language Generation can support businesses’ data and information strategies.

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Full details at

David Gauntlett at Harold Washing Library 9/23

On 9/23 from 6:30-8pm at HWL.

Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. There are limited registration spots available.


Event Info

Everybody can be creative – but we all need support in order to flourish. David Gauntlett, author of Making is Connecting presents a talk and mini-workshop about building creativity and networks. Platforms for Creativity can be everything from toys to knitting groups, digital tools to libraries. The activities will be simple, thought-provoking and fun.

Mini Maker Faire Chicago North Side

Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside, even bigger and radder than ever before!

The Call for Makers is OPEN!

The event will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at Schurz High School, and we want you and and your friends to SHOW YOUR STUFF. Please forward this along to anyone who has something interesting to share. It is FREE to participate as a maker, and the earlier you submit, the more likely you will be chosen for a Maker feature.

DEADLINE to Apply: April 6th (I know, not a lot of time…let me know if you need more time for thought)

To summarize Maker Faire briefly, it is the world’s largest Do-It-Yourself festival, celebrating the inventions, technologies, arts, crafts, literature, science, hobbies, and ideas of anyone who likes to create. Chicago Northside Maker Fairefocuses on inspiring students to work with their hands and show others to do the same. We welcome especially hands-on experiences, workshops, learning and teaching of any form, and young makers!

Here are the ways you can participate:

1) If you or some you know have a cool project to share, please SUBMIT A PROPOSAL.

Proposals are due by April 6th.2) Volunteer for Mini Maker Faire Chicago NorthsideHERE. We need help signing in guests at the door, handing out goodies to those who donate, helping makers setup, and directing traffic. All volunteers get free lunch and free hugs!

3) If you are interested in attending the fourth annual Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside, please reserve your FREE tickets today.(Donations are welcome through Eventbrite and at the door if you wish to help support those who are unable to pay, and keep this a free event.)
Saturday, May 2nd, 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Carl Schurz High School
3601 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4) Any individuals or companies who wish to ChicagoNorthsideMF for more information.

Follow us on Facebook and @CNSmakerfaire and spread the word! Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you all there!

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