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Mar
12

Event: Thomas College's Plugged-In event
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Location: 180 W River Rd, Waterville (Thomas College)

Join us at a Thomas College and WEX event on March 12th designed to grow your knowledge of cybersecurity and allow you to network with professionals in the field! Details are below:

  • Description: Each year, Thomas College showcases interesting ideas and creates networking opportunities during an event called “Thomas College Plugged In”. This year, in partnership with WEX, the event will focus on Cybersecurity and will feature short talks, as well as a panel discussion and networking break.
  • What will you learn? Experts from Thomas College, the state and federal government, and other leading technology companies will help you learn more about the increasing threat to your personal and professional data, as well as ways to maintain your overall safety.
  • Audience: This event is designed to support the learning of individuals from non-profits, businesses, higher education, government agencies, and our K-12 partners, including high school students (we’re excited to already have some signed up to join us!).
  • Date/Time/Location: March 12th from 1:00-5 pm at Thomas College in Waterville, ME (map and directions).
  • Important Links
    • RegistrationThis is a free event, but it is important for us to have a good headcount soon!
    • Press ReleaseMore information about the goals of the program and the keynote speaker.
    • Event WebsiteFlyer with similar information is attached.

We hope to see you on March 12th!

For answers to questions or more information, please contact:

Amanda Nguyen
Program Director for the Centers of Innovation
Amanda.Nguyen@thomas.edu
(207) 859-1149

RSVP

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 toward middle school students.

Hey, middle schoolers – want to find out about the world of computers and information technology? Learn, share, collaborate, and explore cutting-edge software and web-based tools. With workshops and hands-on activities, the program is designed for maximum engagement!

Drop-off event; pizza dinner provided for participants. 

Participants: please bring a laptop device, or email us at hello@mainesciencefestival.org if you will need to borrow one (there is a limited supply for borrowing).

Audience: middle schoolers

Space is limited, sign-up required

Sign-up: http://bit.ly/2Up3HmL

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

Project>Login

Auburn Schools

 

 

RSVP for Free tickets!

Jun
28

Event: Code.org Northern New England Summer Institute
Time: 5:00pm
Location: University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, ME

Educate Maine and MMSA are hosting Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont teachers for this year's Code.org Professional Learning Program. Our Summer Institute will be June 29, 2020-July 2, 2020. Check in to dorms begin on Sunday, June 28th at 5:00 pm.

Apply now to be in CS Discoveries and CS Principles cohorts! https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high

July
11

Event: Ride the bus with us! to CSTA
Time: 7:00am
Location: Departing from Cabela's in Scarborough

Project>Login is happy to support Maine educators' transportation to and from this year's CSTA National Conference in Arlington, VA. Thanks to sponsorship from the University of Maine at Augusta we are excited to offer a seat on the bus for $70 (roundtrip!)

*Conference registration and hotel rooms are not included and must be booked by teachers

 

Register!

July
11-15

Event: CSTA National Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Richmond Highway Arlington, Virginia 22301

 

 

FMI

Oct
24

Event: New England CSTA Conference
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Abromson Hall/Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland

 

 

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 Summer Camps - Maine Robotics is entering its 19th year bringing FUN and EDUCATIONAL summer programs to communities all over the state.

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 set up 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.”