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May
24

Event: This is I.T. Working
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Kaplan University - Maine 265 Western Avenue South Portland, ME 04106

Kaplan University is holding a tech related event and I was wondering if Project Login would be willing to put it on their event page and help us get the word out! They can RSVP and get their free ticket here: https://itforum2017.eventbrite.com 

KU Maine is inviting business professionals, customer service and retail professionals, high school seniors and recent graduates, as well as industry experts, and hiring managers to network, share some industry hiring secrets, and hopefully generate some interest in the technology field as a whole.

This is a great chance for anyone who wants a career change, isn't sure what they want to do, or who may have been thinking about majoring in technology, cybersecurity, or business and wants to learn more about their career and education options.

It's also a great chance for Seniors in High School to hear first hand how to get into a STEM field. We will be holding the event online live if technology teachers or school counselors would like to host a group of kids at their school to watch, ask questions and participate live via Adobe Connect.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Kevin Winfrey, CIO at Tilson Tech

MODERATOR:

Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO of CyberSN.com

DISCUSSION PANELISTS: 

Ryan McArthur, Faculty at KU Maine

Vahan DerSimonian, Account Executive, Randstad Technologies

Rick Simonds, COO, SAGE Data Security

The event will be held on the South Portland campus, but it will also be held as a LIVE ADOBE session, which means that ANYONE can join us no matter where they are to watch our keynote Speaker, and participate in the Q&A session with the Panel. Again if teachers have the proper equipment in the classroom, (a computer connected to the internet with a projector) you could join the Adobe Session as a group from your location, as individuals in a classroom, or from their home.

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May
31

Event: 30th Annual Maine Technology Users Group Summit & Tradeshow
Time: 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME

MTUG's IT summit is the premier technology infrastructure conference in the state, with 15 workshop topics that speak to the concerns and interests of IT professionals in all organizational sectors and industries, numerous networking opportunities, as well as 3 food events and door prizes! The exhibitors on the tradeshow floor will run the full array of IT services, from telco and ISP providers, managed services providers, contact center providers, training, IT management and support, software licensing and equipment dealers, data and storage management, and more.

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June
10

Event: Code 101: Intro to Software Development
Time: 9:00am-8:00pm
Location: Thomas College 180 W River Rd, Waterville, Maine 04901

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. You'll learn about the VH Code School learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices.

  • Understand the basics of what it means to be a professional software developer
  • Understand how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and CSS work together to create the modern web.
  • Create a complete websiteKnow how to deploy your website and be able to share your accomplishments with friends and family.
  • Be able to identify whether a career in coding and the VH Code School program is right for you.

VH Code School is a collaboration between Thomas College, Venture Hall, and Project Login to support the growth of critical skills in Maine's workforce of today and tomorrow. VH Code School is powered by Code Fellows.

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Computing & IT Groups

Maine Technology Users Group MTUG brings together interested individuals in the Maine computer networking and telecommunications industries for education, information, and networking. 

Tech Maine TechMaine’s goal is to provide a platform to highlight the exchange of news, events, and information for Maine technology professionals, technology oriented businesses, and those reliant on technology.

Computing & Digital Meetups

Code for Maine — Meets every week on Tuesdays.Code for Maine is the local affiliate of Code for America. Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities.”

Hack Portland — Meets in Portland every week on Tuesdays. “What’s a hacker? Someone who likes to know how stuff works — someone who likes to take stuff apart, someone who likes to tweak, fiddle and mess around.”

Maine Hacker Club — Meets in Bangor every 2 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “The goal of the group is to establish a cross generational technical community in central and northern Maine.” 

Maine WordPress Meetup  Meets in Westbrook on the third Wednesday every 2 months. “This is a group for people interested in WordPress. If you’re interested in WordPress, let’s get together and meet each other, talk, teach things to each other, and explore the community!”

Portland iOS Developer Network — “We’ll be meeting to share discoveries, opportunities, quandaries, and solutions relating to development for Apple iPhone and iPad.”

Summer Camps in Digital and Computing Tech

Maine School of Science and Math: Summer Camps — In Limestone. “The MSSM Summer Camp program provides an opportunity for campers to exchange ideas and experiences with like-minded peers and an enthusiastic and dedicated staff who share their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Maine Robotics: Build Your Own Computer Camp — In Portland, Falmouth, Augusta, and Bangor. Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do? How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run? This camp is for youth, ages 12 to 16 who want to build and test their own computer.

The Maine Game Summer Camp — In Bangor. “We make video games, let us show you how. We make games like Hearthstone, Crossy Road, Angry Birds and Kerbal Space Program using the Unity game engine and through C# code and 3DS Max.”

Maine Media Workshops — In Rockport. Participants will get an introduction into making a real-time “level design” in the game software Unreal Engine®. This high-end game-making software allow students to create a first person world from their own imagination and build playable games in the game engine.