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Sept
28

Event: Attract, Build, Retain: Talent for Maine
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Cross Insurance Center, 500 Main St., Bangor ME

Register now for a full-day summit focused on education, workforce, and leadership in Maine, September 28th in Bangor!

In the morning, recognize and celebrate the existing talent in Maine at the Maine Development Foundation’s Annual Meeting. Next, enjoy lunch and hear from keynote speaker Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of the Lumina Foundation and author of America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating, and Deploying the 21st Century Workforce. Then participate in the launch of Maine’s post-secondary achievement goals and cross-sector discussions about the implications for your work and the state.

The Maine Philanthropy Center, Maine Development Foundation, and Maine Workforce & Education Coalition are pleased to be collaborating to bring you this full-day event.

Agenda:

7:30 – 9:00 am – Leadership Maine Alumni Breakfast

9:30 – 11:45 am – Maine Development Foundation Annual Meeting

11:45 am – 3:00 pm   Talent for Maine

  • Lunch and Networking
  • Keynote Speaker: Jamie Merisotis
  • Launch of the Maine Workforce & Education Coalition 2025 Post-Secondary Goals
  • Cross-Sector Discussion & Questions for Jamie and the Coalition

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Register

Oct
17

Event: IT Sector Partnership Advisory Group Meeting
Time: 9:00am-11:30am
Location: Community Roon, 2nd fl, Machias Savings Bank, Wilson St. Brewer

This will be the SECOND meeting of our IT sector partnership.

An industry sector partnership provides a mechanism for employers in an industry sector to connect with each other, identify shared needs of their industry and work with partners to design new approaches that will solve the identified problems. Sector Partnerships also are a strategy for Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) to leverage resources and create long term solutions and connections for important regional industries.  

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.”

Free Learn to Code Camp — Learn to Code Camp will be held June 26-30, 2017 on the University of Maine campus in Orono. Any Maine high school student entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2017 is welcome to apply.  All on-campus room and board expenses will be covered. No previous exposure to programming required or expected.

So Po Code Camp — Camp is held in the computer lab at South Portland High School. Two sessions are available: July 3-7 and July 17-21, each with a maximum of 12 students. Camp runs from 9am to 2pm. Lunch will not be provided so the students should bring their own, but we will have plenty of water. The camp is open to students entering grades 6-8.

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.

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.”