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May
5

Event: Partner event: Siemens Technology Exhibition & Customer Appreciation event
Time: 10am
Location: Seasons event & conference center, Portland ME

Our partner, Siemens is hosting a first-ever Technology Exhibition and Customer Appreciation Event. It is a chance for educators to learn more about Siemens' STEM education programs and earn CEUs in the areas of Data - IOT solutions, smart buildings and more!

It's FREE and I would highly encourage your participation, if you are able to attend on May 5th.

 

I wanted to send along the updated schedule and information on the Siemens Tech Show. It is free for all attendees and if any of your districts would like to attend but live far away, I can cover their stay.

 

 

Thanks!

 

Kerri Warms

Market Lead for Education

Energy and Sustainability

Business to Society Programs


207-415-7985
kerri.conway@siemens.com

 
 
I've attached a PDF for more information. Email Kerri to RSVP.
 
June
27

Event: CS Summer Institute
Time: 8:00am
Location: University of New England

This June we are excited to resume our Code.org Professional Learning Program courses as part of the CS Summer Institute in person at the University of New England's gorgeous Biddeford, ME campus. We are recruiting teachers from northern New England to join us for a week of learning computer science and community building. Housing and meals will be covered.

Teachers should apply now: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/middle-high

Once accepted they must register for their summer workshop experience.

Participants will arrive Sunday night June 26th to check into their dorms. Monday June 27th kicks off their intensive learning for the week. We will have a community-building event midweek on Wednesday, likely off-campus. 

Questions? email angela@educatemaine.org

 

More Information

Summer Camps in Digital and Computing Tech

Girls Who Code-  Project>Login is coordinating several regional summer camps with partners this summer. Please e-mail Angela Oechslie to see if there is a camp in your area. 

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.”