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Sept
23

Event: STEMMEEdCamp
Time: 8:15am-3:00pm
Location: Spruce Mountain Middle School, Jay, Maine

We are Maine's First STEM Focused EdCamp!

For more information, schedule and directions: https://sites.google.com/site/mainestemcamp/home

 

Register

Sept
23

Event: Portland Civic Design Fest
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Mechanics Hall (519 Congress St) Portland, ME

Come Create. Help Folks. Build Community.

Join us for a community project prototyping marathon! Expect a day of free-spirited collaboration with teams of locals to design and launch new projects for our community. All ages, backgrounds, skill levels welcome. Both high-tech & low-tech projects encouraged!

FMI

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

Register

Oct
4

Event: UMA Campus Networking Reception
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Randall Student Center, UMA Augusta Campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta

The Project>Login & Live and Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception will be October 4 at the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta.  We are excited you will be able to join us on from 4:00-6:00pm.  We are holding the event in the Randall Student Center on the second floor near the fireplace. Students are encouraged to RSVP if they plan on attending. 

List of confirmed employers so far:

Maine Technology Group

Geiger

CGI

St. Joesph Healthcare

State of Maine - Office of Information Technology

Aizoon

athenahealth

SequelCare of Maine

Tilson Tech

Motivational Services

Spectrum Healthcare Partners

 

Students RSVP to attend

Oct
11

Event: Project>Login / Live & Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception at Husson University
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Location: Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson, 1 College Cir, Bangor

The Project>Login & Live and Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception will be October 11th at the University of Maine Flagship campus in Orono.  You are invited to join us on from 10:00am-12:00pm. The event will take place in the Dyke Center for Family Business.

Hear from our panel of industry experts about the skills necessary for success in today's workforce. Plan to come prepared to speak with recruiters and industry professionals. Bring your resume and be ready to network!

List of confirmed employers so far:

MMG Insurance

CGI

Revenue Services, Inc.

athenahealth

Coursestorm

Innovate for Maine Fellows Program

Rowdmap

St. Joesph Healthcare

 

Oct
12

Event: Project>Login / Live & Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception at University of Maine Orono
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Bangor Room, Memorial Union, UMaine, Orono

The Project>Login & Live and Work in Maine Campus Networking Reception will be October 12th at the University of Maine Flagship campus in Orono.  You are invited to join us on from 4:00-6:00pm. We'll be in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union.

Plan to come prepared to speak with recruiters and industry professionals. Bring your resume and be ready to network!

List of confirmed employers so far:

MMG Insurance

CGI

Revenue Services, Inc.

athenahealth

Coursestorm

Innovate for Maine Fellows Program

Rowdmap

St. Joesph Healthcare

Geiger

Cirrus Systems, Inc.

SequelCare of Maine

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.  

Oct
21

Event: Django Girls Portland, ME: A Day of Programming
Time: 8:30am-5:30pm
Location: 25 Pearl Street Portland, Maine 04101

If you are a woman, and you are curious about learning to code, then we have good news for you! CashStar is holding a one-day workshop for beginners! The workshop is free of charge, and women of all ages (14+) are encouraged to apply. Participants will learn about programming, web development, Python, and Django, and have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with friends and mentors who build software for a living.

Note that we use an inclusive definition of “woman”, and we welcome everyone, including, but not limited to, trans women and non-binary people.

Project>Login and Live and Work in Maine are partners in supporting and promoting this exciting event!  It will take place on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at CashStar in Portland, Maine.

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20, 2017 - Install Night

  • 6:00 PM - Intro
  • 6:30 PM - Installation Starts
  • 8:30 PM - Done for the Night

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Workshop

  • 8:30 AM - Breakfast and Introductions
  • 9:00 AM - Workshop Starts
  • 10:30 AM - Morning Break
  • 12:30 PM - Lunch
  • 3:00 PM - Afternoon Break
  • 5:30 PM - Wrap-up

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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.”