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Dec.
6

Event: Educate Maine Annual Education Symposium & Leadership Luncheon
Time: 8:00am-4:00pm
Location: Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring St., Portland

Dec.
7

Event: The Thomas Cup 2019
Time: 8:00am-9:00pm
Location: 180 West River Rd, Waterville, ME

The Thomas Cup

An all-day event on Saturday, December 7th that brings together teamwork, technology, and competition.

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:

  • League of Legends gaming competition
  • Nerf wars with robots
  • A cybersecurity version of capture the flag
  • A crime scene investigation (CSI) competition

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 deloriej@thomas.edu or 207-859-1183.

Register Today

Dec.
9

Event: CS Ed Week is Dec. 9-15 this year!

Learn More

Dec.
14

Event: Maine Digital Festival
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Augusta Civic Center

Jan
22

Event: K12 Computer Science District Planning Workshop (SCRIPT)
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: So. Portland High School, So. Portland, ME

WHY


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.

WHO


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
(1) Teacher
It is strongly suggested districts also invite at
least:
(1) Guidance Counselor
(1) Librarian

Apply now

Jan.
31

Event: CS Fundamentals Intro Workshop
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: The Challenger Learning Center, 30 Venture Way, Bangor

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!

https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/7755/enroll

Register

Mar
14

Event: HackME Hackathon
Time: 8:00am-8:00pm
Location: Falmouth High School, Falmouth, ME

Free sponsored event happening at Falmouth High School

hackME: Maine High Schools Hack
March 14, 2020
8am-8pm
Teams can register here: https://bit.ly/2Cv8WY1

If you are interested in mentoring or helping on the day of reach out to them directly: hackmecontact@gmail.com

Register

Mar
20

Event: TechNight (a showcase event of the Maine Science Festival)
Time: 4:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Maine Discovery Museum, Main St., Bangor, ME

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:
Husson University 

UMaine's ACM-W chapter

4-H Youth Development and Cooperative Extension

Maine CSTA

Code.org

*Check back soon for more updates!

 

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 allows 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

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.”