From our friends at Innovate NYC Schools — Reminder that Startup Weekend is this weekend! E-mail Preei Birla at preeti (at) innovatenycschools.org for more info.
The globally recognized Startup Weekend is hosting the first-ever Startup Weekend EDU (SWEDU) Teens Track in NYC January 31-February 2. The goal of SWEDU Teens Track is to engage high school students in a hands-on startup experience and build their knowledge of entrepreneurship through live pitches, design sessions, mentor hours, and collaboration with like-minded students.
The focus of this weekend will be on ideas related to improving education. As consumers of education, teens are expertly equipped to define key problems in current teaching and learning, and to build the tools and school models that enable students to be better learners. We are seeking high school students with an interest in challenging assumptions about traditional education and who are eager to develop new education technology products and new school models to join us for this exciting weekend.
The weekend will culminate with teams presenting their final products or school models to a panel of expert judges. Teams will experience what it’s like to pitch an idea or product and receive valuable feedback from the judges.
NYC High school students interested in participating should submit completed application forms 1. Parent Notification/Consent Form 2. Media Consent Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday (1/24).
Please note: Sign-ups will be confirmed on a first-come/first-serve basis. Signatures are required on documents.
Please note — if you’re interested in being a mentor this weekend, mentorship opportunities this weekend are also available.
From girlswhocode - info about their upcoming summer immersion program (see more info too at http://www.girlswhocode.com/programs/)
ABOUT GIRLSWHOCODE SUMMER IMMERSION
What: an innovative program pairing 250+ hours of intensive instruction with engagement opportunities with the industry’s top players. The program is free of charge for all participants.
- Cultivates crucial soft skills such as public speaking, leadership and entrepreneurship
- Exposes students to successful female role models through guest speakers, field trips, workshops, and mentors
Where: Northeastprograms will be held in:
When: Summer 2014, Monday - Friday, 9-4pm for 7 weeks (exact dates to be announced shortly)
Who: Eligible applicants are:
- Current 10th and 11th grade girls interested computer science and technology
- Prior computer science experience not required
- Residents of the metro area where the program is held
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hi everyone, happy happy chilly new year! hope you all had some down time. it’s time to hit the ground running again and we present you with the next meetup, focused on the gender imbalance in C
One more really super cs-nyc meet-up upcoming — focus is on getting more women and girls into software engineering (cc unionsquareventures)
Saturday, January 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Reserve your seat: <http://stemtnycjan25.eventbrite.com>; WHERE: Columbia Teachers College, 525 West 120 St., New York, NY (#1 train, W116 St/Columbia
Great event from cs-nyc meetup!