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May
28

Event: Trivia Night with CSTA Maine
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location: 26 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

Join us for a fun-filled evening of brain-teasing questions and delicious pizza at Paddy Murphy's in Downtown Bangor! Test your knowledge on nerdy and techy topics while enjoying great company and even better food. Grab your friends and form a team to compete for bragging rights and awesome prizes. Teams will have no more than six players.

Also, learn about professional development opportunities and community events! Don't miss out on this exciting event - see you there!

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May
29

Event: Trivia Night with CSTA Maine
Time: 4:30 - 7:30
Location: 192 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347

Join us for a fun-filled evening of brain-teasing questions and delicious pizza at Burano's Wood-Fired Pizzeria of Hallowell! Test your knowledge on nerdy and techy topics while enjoying great company and even better food. Grab your friends and form a team to compete for bragging rights and awesome prizes. Teams will have no more than six players.

Also, learn about professional development opportunities and community events! Don't miss out on this exciting event - see you there!

RSVP

July
16

Event: CSTA National Conference
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

CSTA 2024 Annual National Conference is Tuesday July 16th thru July 19th| In Las Vegas, Nevada

As a computer science teacher, you are often the only one in your building, or maybe even in your district. There is a whole community of computer science educators just like you out there. Connect with the world’s largest CS department at the CSTA 2024 Annual Conference, set for July 16–19, 2024, in Las Vegas! 

CSTA 2024’s educational program is crafted by teachers for teachers and focuses on supporting you both in your classroom and your personal professional development, whether you’re new to teaching computer science or you’re entering your twentieth year. This year, we’re featuring over 200 educational sessions to help you get the best educational experience possible. With exclusive content designed to be hands-on for the best in-person experience, you don’t want to miss this year’s program. 

Join us in Las Vegas, where you’ll leave feeling refreshed and excited to start the 2024–2025 school year, armed with new lessons and tools to implement in your classroom. Hear from our inspirational keynote speakers — to be announced soon — and experience the hands-on classroom experiences you’ve been missing!

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Event type: Teacher workshops with different activities and sessions 

Audience: K-12 Computer Science teachers  

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July
29

Event: CS Summer of Fun
Location: Umaine Orono

CS Summer of Fun is Monday July 29th to August 2nd | At UMaine Orono 

Come for a week of professional learning fun focused on integrating Computer Science into K-12 classrooms. Participants pick a pathway to fit their experience and interests during this residential learning opportunity. CS Summer of Fun is hosted by Educate Maine and MMSA, with sessions facilitated by statewide professional learning providers, the Maine Department of Education, and Maine educators.
 

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Event type: Professional Computer Science Learning for teachers

Audience: K-12 teachers  

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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.”

USM/Maine Robotics Summer Camps - Maine Robotics is 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.”