Events to Attend
From 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Systems Engineering will be hosting a Technology Afternoon for Young Women on the fifth floor of their Portland, Maine headquarters. For two hours, attendees between the ages of 13-18 will be able to rotate between rooms and sessions to experience the following:
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, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Robotics, 3-D printing and more!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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.
Many Mainers believe that young people need to leave the state to succeed—particularly in the fields of science, technology, design and manufacturing. Museum L-A’s Maine Innovation Expo works against this idea, celebrating and showcasing the incredible work that goes on in the buildings that people pass every day.
Museum L-A is now seeking exhibitors from businesses, schools, youth groups, artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations doing innovative work of all shapes and sizes. This is an opportunity to share skills, passions, and inspiration. This year’s Expo is offered in partnership with Project>Login, a program of Educate Maine to support the growth of computer science in Maine. Museum L-A is also working with the Manufacturers Association of Maine. The 2018 Expo expands on the fun of last year to also include
helpful resources and connections for attendees of all ages who want to take the next step in their education and careers.
The Maine Innovation Expo will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Museum L-A in Lewiston’s Bates Mill.
The event is free and open to the public. It is family-friendly and will have
exciting activities, food, and performances for people of all ages and interests.
Why exhibit at the Expo? Last year’s event drew in around 400 people and plans are underway to make 2018 bigger and better. It is not a trade fair for product sales, but a rather a place to make connections. Museum L-A wants to foster relationships between families and the businesses and organizations doing incredible and often unrecognized work across Maine. There is no charge to exhibit, though exhibits must meet Expo guidelines.
If you would like to be an exhibitor or would like more information, please contact Kate Webber at (207) 333-3881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibitor deadline is Friday, April 13th.
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.
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.
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.”