2017 Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit (Girls 14-17)

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Applications are now open for the 2017 Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit, taking place July 22-29, 2017. The application is open to teenage girls, ages 14-16, who live and attend school in Chicago or one of its 28 international sister cities.

A joint program of Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit is an educational forum in Chicago to help grow a new generation of global leaders. Participants from Chicago and its 28 international sister cities are empowered through workshops, discussions and presentations on advocacy, activism and leadership. The Summit encourages young women to become active leaders in their communities and develop solutions to the challenges girls face around the world.

The Summit consists of a one-week summer intensive program for teenage girls, ages 14–16. It is an opportunity for the girls to meet their peers from around the world; share issues that are of concern to them; participate in workshops; and meet with distinguished women in leadership positions. The participants are made aware of the experiences of peers who come from different backgrounds and are positioned to serve as advocates for each other in the future. As emerging leaders in their own communities, the summit equips the girls to become agents of positive change in the world.

Participants are selected via a competitive application process. The application is available to girls, ages 14-16, who live and attend school in the city of Chicago or one of its 28 sister cities and have an interest in international relations, leadership, advocacy, activism or gender studies.

Please share with anyone who may be interested! http://chicagosistercities.com/GlobalYouthAmbassadors

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: http://tinyurl.com/WCS2016Conf. 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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Third Coast Filmless Fest

The Filmless Festival, coming up Oct. 23-25, is here in Chicago at ChiArts. Filmless is a 3-day listening party – audio screenings in the dark, live podcasts on stage (Invisibilia, Mystery Show, & more), and workshops for audio-newbies from the likes of This American Life’s Sean Cole.

More info, and passes/tix here: http://thirdcoastfestival.org/happenings/filmless-festival/program

THIRD COAST FILMLESS FESTIVAL:
HIGH SCHOOL TAKEOVER

Our three-day listening party will fill the halls of ChiArts, Chicago’s High School for the Arts, October 23-25.

The weekend kicks off Friday, October 23 @ 7:30pm and ends Sunday afternoon, 5:30pm.

A detailed schedule of events can be found here.

Read all about the 2015 Filmless artists here.

The basics (how to get there, where to stay) here.

All Festival Pass: $100
Choose from the entire list of events, plus attend a special Saturday happy hour courtesy of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project.

A la carte tickets: $12 – $20
Select just the event(s) you’d like attend.

2015 FILMLESS FESTIVAL PROGRAM

FRIDAY EVENING:

THIRD COAST PEP RALLY –
FOUR STORIES, ONE BRASS BAND


Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible


Yowei Shaw, Independent Producer


Shannon Cason, Homemade Stories


Maya Goldberg-Safir & Dennis Funk, Third Coast Festival

SATURDAY + SUNDAY:

AUDIO SCREENINGS IN THE DARK

Featuring Q & A’s with…

Sean Cole, This American Life

Briana Breen, Love & Radio Mitra Kaboli, The Heart

SATURDAY:

LIVE ON STAGE

Mystery Show Live with Starlee Kine


InvisibiliaInconversation with Alix Spiegel


Radio Fiction for the 21st Century with Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson, The Sarah Awards/Serendipity

SATURDAY EVENING:


Celebrate the winners of the 2015 TC/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition with Mike Pesca, The Gist

SUNDAY:

WORKSHOPS

STORYTELLING PODCASTING
How to find, structure You’ve got a great idea,
and tell good stories now get the right gear.
Ben Calhoun,WBEZ Jeff Towne, Transom.org


INTERVIEWING FAMILY STORIES
Ask and ye shall receive Finding tales at the
(great tape) Thanksgiving table
Sean Cole, TAL Yowei Shaw, Independent

ALL WEEKEND LONG:

SONIC HOOPLA

Can’t wait to announce the folks who will be part of this year’s sonic hoopla – stay tuned, the info drops soon!

High School Summer Tech Programs at IIT

Learn more about next generation technologies at Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) summer tech courses for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (and technically advanced freshmen with IIT Staff approval) in Wheaton and Chicago. Early registration is encouraged as courses fill quickly. Details below…

Wheaton Location: Rice Campus — 201 E Loop Rd, Wheaton

1-day courses

$40 for 1 course / $25 each for 3 or more / $280 for all 14 one-day courses
– Intro to Programming & Visual Design using Processing Language – Monday, June 16

– Intro to Arduino & Wearable Computing – Tuesday, June 17

– Using Arduino to Recreate a Simon Style Game – Wednesday, June 18

– Intro to Internet of Things (Wireless & Mesh Networking) – Thursday, June 19

– Creating a Solar Powered Clock with Arduino – Wednesday, June 25

– Creating a Visual Command Center with Arduino – Thursday, June 26

– Build a Server and Install Linux, Unix or Windows – Monday, July 7

– Intro to Linux OS – Tuesday, July 8

– Intro to OS Virtualization, Configuration & Automation – Wednesday, July 9

– Install of Gentoo Linux – Thursday, July 10

– Learning the Python Language via Team Programming – Monday, July 14
– Build a Python bot with robotgame.net Thursday, July 17
– Using Python to Understand & Defend Your Network – Monday, July 21

– Team Python & Check.io – Thursday, July 24

Wheaton Location: Rice Campus — 201 E Loop Rd, Wheaton

2-day courses

$75 for one 2-day course / $50 each for 2 or more
– Creating a Sensor Network & Platform for Use in a High Altitude Weather Balloon –
Monday, June 23 & Tuesday, June 24
– Python Game Programming: Part 1 & 2 – Tuesday, July 15 & Wednesday, July 16
– Learning Violent Python for White Hat Hackers: Part 1 & 2 – Tuesday, July 22 &
Wednesday, July 23

Chicago Location: Main Campus — 3440 S Dearborn St, Chicago

1-day courses

$40 for 1 course / $25 each for 3 or more / $160 for all 8 one-day courses
– Learning the Python Language via Team Programming – Monday, July 7

– Build a Python bot with robotgame.net Thursday, July 10

– Intro to OS Virtualization, Configuration & Automation – Monday, July 14

– Install of Gentoo Linux – Tuesday, July 15

– Intro to Programming & Visual Design using Processing Language – Monday, July 21

– Intro to Arduino & Wearable Computing – Tuesday, July 22

– Creating a Sensor Network & Platform for Use in a High Altitude Weather Balloon –
Wednesday, July 23

– Using Arduino to Build a Solar Powered Clock & Environmentally Aware Bike
Messenger Bag –
Thursday, July 24

Chicago Location: Main Campus — 3440 S Dearborn St, Chicago

2-day courses

$75 for one 2-day course / $100 for 2
– Python Game Programming: Part 1 & 2 – Tuesday, July 8 & Wednesday, July 9
– Learning Violent Python for White Hat Hackers: Part 1 & 2 – Wednesday, July 16 &
Thursday, July 17

Recognition Night Dinner & Presentations:

– Wheaton: Tuesday, July 29 — 6:30-8:00 PM

– Chicago: Thursday, July 31 — 6:30-8:00 PM

Details & Registration at http://techcamp.sat.iit.edu or contact us at 630.682.6000

Courses are from 9:00 am to 4:00 PM.

Registration and availability are on a first-come basis.

Students are responsible for their own lunch. All programs are at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

2 locations: 201 East Loop Road in Wheaton, IL or 3440 S Dearborn Street in Chicago All programs are led by IIT faculty members or staff with assistance from select IIT students.

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