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Tech Night during the Maine Science Festival
March 15 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sign up now for FREE! Reserve your spot as space is limited.
Tech Night programming is for a middle school audience. We take over the Maine Discovery Museum in Downtown Bangor and kids can experience all things tech through workshops, hands-on activities, and demo stations. There will be Pizza and door prize giveaways and the whole event is FREE from 4:30-7:00pm!
Hour of Code Dance Tutorial presented by Project>Login’s intern Matt Hartt (4:45-5:45 pm)
Students will run through the Hour of Code dance tutorial. Attendees will use basic block coding (java) to complete creativity dance program. Limited to 15 students.
Mystery Tech Workshop (4:45-5:45 pm)
Will it be robots? Will it be VR? What do you think it will be? Attendees of this session will be surprised with a cool and fun tech activity. Limited to 12 students.
Creative Coding presented by UMaine’s ACM-W chapter (offered twice: 4:45-5:45 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm)
Approachable applications to computer programming for any skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an active programmer, we have something for you!
Our workshop is split into three stations. You can choose the one you like best!
1. Scratch – For novice coders who would like to build a simple game and learn the basic building blocks of programming!
3. Unity – For anyone interested in developing and exploring a 3D virtual landscape!
*Please bring a laptop and headphones to this workshop.* A limited number is available to borrow.
Limited to 20 students per session.
Raspberry Pi Tech Jam presented by CGI (offered twice: 4:45-5:45 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm)
CGI’s Waterville Onshore Delivery Center will conduct a Raspberry Pi Tech Jam, utilizing the Raspberry Pi, which is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. Limited to 20 students per session.
Examining Digital Footprints! presented by Maine CSTA (6:00-700 pm)
This lesson is designed to talk about personal information people choose to share digitally. The session begins by discussing what types of information are good to share with other people, then looks at several sample social media pages to see what types of personal information could be shared intentionally or unintentionally. Finally, the students come up with a set of guidelines to follow when putting information online. Limited to 18 students.
CyberSpace! presented by Mainely Tech Women (6:00-700 pm)
This interactive session will discuss the online world and explore CyberSpace through games or activity.
Limited to 15 students.
Bangor MakerSpace will be in the lobby during the event for a drop-in activity & demo booth.
Our friends from National Digital Equity Center and Americorps will also have an information table about digital literacy courses at this event. Be sure to check out their resources on the table on the second floor near the world map!