Events to Attend
Open to high school and home-school students, the Thomas Cup will feature up to 30 teams competing for the top bragging rights in a number of technology competitions including cyber defense, gaming, computer science, and crime scene investigation (CSI).
The Thomas Cup will begin on at 8 AM on December 7th and continue throughout the night until approximately 9 PM.
Throughout the event, teams of 5 students will test their skills in challenges including:
While the Thomas Cup is centered on technology, competitors will need more than just technical skills to succeed. The best teams will combine a mix of project management, innovation, creativity, teamwork, leadership, and more in order to overcome the challenges and defeat their opponents.
No matter what interests and skills competitors bring to the table, they’ll enjoy a unique night of exciting challenges on the Thomas College campus, all at no cost.
Sign your team up today! https://www.thomas.edu/thomas-cup/
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Jim Delorie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1183.
Computer science education is growing throughout Maine. Teachers are attending high-quality professional development, debuting new computer science classes and integrating computer science into existing classes...however, students do not have a clear, articulate pathway for computer science to follow as they progress within the district.
This free two-day workshop will help support districts as they design an individualized K-12 curriculum pathway through a common protocol used with states across the U.S. Prior experience or implementation of computer science courses is not required.
This two-day workshop is Jan. 22-23, 2020 (with a snow date of 24th) in South Portland, Maine.
The workshop is designed for districts to bring
teams of 4-6 participants. Mandatory attendance
required from at least:
(1) District Leader
(1) School Leader
It is strongly suggested districts also invite at
(1) Guidance Counselor
MMSA and Educate Maine team are organizing at Computer Science Fundamentals workshop for K-5 educators. This FREE workshop will take place at The Challenger Learning Center of Maine, on January 31, 2020, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Breakfast, lunch, and swag provided.
Register now to save your spot!
Free sponsored event happening at Falmouth High School
hackME: Maine High Schools Hack
March 14, 2020
Teams can register here: https://bit.ly/2Cv8WY1
Project>Login is once again proud to coordinate and host TechNight during the Maine Science Festival. This favorite showcase event is geared towards middle schoolers. We are still looking for two-three presenters. Submit your intent to present by Jan 20th: https://www.mainesciencefestival.org/intent-to-present/itp-tech-night/
We have several partners presenting fun hands-on activities this year including:
UMaine's ACM-W chapter
4-H Youth Development and Cooperative Extension
*Check back soon for more updates!
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 allows students to create a first-person world from their own imagination and build playable games in the game engine.
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.
Maine CSTA— Maine Computer Science Teachers Association regularly holds regional meetups across the state. They post their upcoming meetups on their website and Twitter.
Google Developers Group Meetup — over 270 members regularly hold meetups, DevFests, meet & greets, study jams, Google Women TechMaker events and more!
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.”