Workshops

The 2013 workshops are under development. More information will be posted soon.

2012 Workshops for Young Women:

  • Workshop 1 – Jeopardy Game – Online Security (presented by Symantec): This workshop consists of a fun Jeopardy game on internet security best practices. Target audience: ages 12-14.
  • Workshop 2 – Collaboration Made Easy (presented by SAP Labs): In this workshop you will use SAP Streamwork, software that helps people work together, wherever they are. You will collect information and opinions from the rest of the class and use that to solve problems and answer questions. Then see how you can graph and present the results.
  • Workshop 3 – Hands-on Robotics – Kits and Demos (presented by Mozilla and Microsoft): In this workshop you will create things that light up, move, beep, and otherwise amaze using micro-controllers and the open source programming language called Arduino. You will work together in small teams to make  electronic creations such as robots, light-up signs, and games. Target audience: anyone! No experience required.
  • Workshop 4 – Blogging is Easy! (presented by NetApp, Inc.): In this workshop, we will show you how to use free online tools to create and publish your own blog. People use blogs to post their opinions, interesting photos, or links to other sites. You can customize your blog by using different fonts, adding images, or setting categories or tags for sorting. We will show you how to do all this and more!
  • Workshop 5 – Programming with Alice (presented by Oracle Academy): Alice is an award-winning software tool from Carnegie Melon University that teaches programming to students in grades 7 and up. In this workshop, students will build a 3D animation and gain basic programming skills.
  • Workshop 6 – Lemonade Stand Modernized (presented by eBay – Innovate Group): Lemonade stands might be a thing of the past, but the chance to build an empire from modest beginnings still exists. In this workshop we will walk you through the basics of running a business and give you the opportunity to set up your own online store.
  • Workshop 7 – Bridging the World – An Interactive Networking Game (presented by Cisco): Have you ever wondered how the internet works? In this workshop we will play a fun and interactive game that demonstrates the basics of networking in a straightforward manner. You will also have the opportunity to experience a live demo of Cisco Quad, the new enterprise collaboration platform.

2012 Workshops for Parents

Moderator: Nehal Mehta, Director, QA, NetApp

Session 1: Presented by Symantec and Facebook

  • Keeping Kids Safe OnlineAnita Rao, Business Partner Director, Symantec: Wondering what your kids are doing online? What are the most common problems they might run into? Do you know what to do if your child is being cyber-bullied? Come join this interactive discussion about online safety and leave with easy to follow tips and information you can use to keep your whole family safer on the Internet.
  • Facebook for Parents: What You Need to Know - Marian Heath, Public Policy, Facebook: In the fast-changing world of social media, parents often wonder how sites like Facebook are affecting their teens, and may have questions about our site, issues of internet safety, and digital citizenship. This presentation will cover  Facebook’s impact on your teen including safety concerns, privacy, bullying, best practices, how to stay connected, and what’s new (or coming) from Facebook.

Session 2: Presented by eBay

  • Lemonade Stand Modernized- eBay-Innovate Group: Lemonade stands might be a thing of the past, but the chance to build an empire from modest beginnings still exists. We will walk you through the basics of setting up your own online store so you can learn what e-commerce is all about and support and encourage the young entrepreneurs in your life.

Session 3: Presented by Techbridge

  • Exploring Career Options in Technology, Science, and Engineering with Your Daughter – Megan Davis and Katie Sidorsky, Techbridge: How do you spark, sustain, and renew your daughter’s sense of discovery in science and engineering? What steps should you take to ensure your daughter is on the right path to a career in science, technology, and engineering? This presentation will share ideas and projects for you to try at home and in your communities as well as share some practical steps that you and your daughter can take to ensure she explores all the careers possible!