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Jan
18

Event: Science of Gin - a fundraiser for MSF and Project>Login
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Hardshore Distilling Company, 53 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME

MSF Pop-up Event and Fundraiser

Maine's own Hardshore Distilling Company will have a samples of different types of gin cocktails, each taking advantage of the unique flavors found in Hardshore Gin. At 7pm, Hardshore's Jordan Milne will talk about how he came to become a distiller and the ways that he used science (and the scientific process) to make a remarkable gin.

This is a 21+ event, with all proceeds supporting the Maine Science Festival  and Project>Login. Tickets are $10/person in advance (available until noonon January 18th), $15/person at the door. Drink tickets to sample the cocktails are $4/each

Events like this fundraiser help keep more than 60 events and activities at the Maine Science Festival in March available free-of-charge for all, and allow Project>Login to expand our outreach services.

Your donation will help to cover the costs of the MSF and increase the outreach that Project>Login is able to do, keeping both programs available to all.

Get tickets today!

Jan
30

Event: Admin Session for Code.org Professional Development program and expanding CS in schools
Time: 8:00-9:30am
Location: Husson University's Dyke Center for Family Business, 1 College Cir, Bangor

Register for a FREE administrator workshop regarding our professional development program and expanding computer science in Maine schools. The workshop will inform you how to apply to teach the Code.org curriculum. 

Superintendents, principals, curriculum coordinators and teachers are invited to attend.  Breakfast will be provided.

Register Today

Feb
3

Event: K-5 CS Fundamentals Workshop in Bucksport
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Location: Bucksport Middle School, 100 Miles Lane, Bucksport ME 04416

Register for a CS Fundamentals workshop taught by Code.org facilitators who are experienced computer science educators. The workshops will prepare you to teach the Code.org curriculum. This one will take place at Bucksport middle school in the library. Please bring any device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with a modern web browser.

Mike Harvey will be the facilitator for this fun and exciting session! Mike is a technology and computer science teacher in Maine. 

Register Today

Feb
6

Event: Project>Login & Live + Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception at Thomas College
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Spann Student Center, Thomas College, 180 W River Rd, Waterville

Our final Project>Login and Live & Work in Maine campus networking reception will be held at Thomas College on Feb. 6th from 4:00-6:00pm.

Event Info

Mar
16

Event: Tech Night of Maine Science Festival
Time: 4:00-7:30pm
Location: Maine Discovery Museum, Maine St., Bangor, ME

Project>Login is once again hosting Tech Night during the Maine Science Festival. Tech Night is geared toward a middle school audience. We take over the whole Maine Discovery Museum and explore technology like Virtual Reality, Coding, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Roboitcs, 3-D printing and more!

Mar
24

Event: K-5 CS Fundamentals Workshop in Winslow
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Winslow Elementary School 285 Benton Ave, Winslow, ME 04901

Register for a CS Fundamentals workshop taught by Code.org facilitators who are experienced computer science educators. The workshops will prepare you to teach the Code.org curriculum. This one will take place at Winslow Elementary School. Please bring any device (laptop, tablet, etc.) with a modern web browser.

Mike Harvey will be the facilitator for this fun and exciting session! Mike is a technology and computer science teacher in Maine. 

Register Today

Apr
19

Event: TechHire Maine Hiring Event at EMCC
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: Rangeley Hall, EMCC, 268 Sylvan Rd, Bangor, ME

Project>Login in collaboration with EMDC and TechHire Maine will be coordinating and hosting a Tech Hiring event at Eastern Maine Community College on April 19th. As part of EMCC's Tech Day activities, the TechHire hiring event will gather employers and students in Rangeley Hall. This is an event which is also open to TechHire participants and the general public.

If you are an employer and would like to join us please call or email Angela 207-217-0096 or angela@educatemaine.org

This 4 million dollar project is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration grant awarded to and managed by Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc., the Local Workforce Development Board for Maine’s six coastal counties.

This program/activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Apr
28

Event: Falmouth High School Hackathon
Time: 8:00am-8:00pm
Location: Falmouth High School – 74 Woodville Road, Falmouth, ME, 04105

Falmouth High School is hosting hackME - a Hackathon on April 28. 

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where like-minded computer enthusiasts meet to work together on computer programming. Teams collaborate to build and code something original in the form of websites/apps. Hackathons foster an environment for self-expression through technology.

What should I bring?
Bring your computer and its charger. Food, drinks, and Wi-Fi are provided.

How do teams work?
A team usually consists of 3 - 5 people who collaborate on a project for the entire event. You can come with a team, or make one with new friends you meet at hackME during registration! Please note that the max team size is 5 to be eligible for prizes.

Can I be a mentor?
Yes! Please email hackmecontact@gmail.com.

Who can attend?
hackME is open to all Maine high school students.

How does scoring work?
One project should be submitted by each team to qualify for demos and prizes. Experienced judges will critique each submission based on functionability, creativity, and technical difficulty.

Is the event free?
hackME is a free event thanks to our sponsors.

What if I do not know how to code?
Whether you're an experienced programmer or you've never written a line of code before, you are welcome at hackME. Going to a hackathon like hackME is a fantastic way to learn coding.

Do we need to bring a coach?
It is highly recommended that your team bring a coach, responsible adult, or mentor.

RSVP

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.”