'IT Girl' Summer Series
Launched in 2017, the 'IT Girl' Summer Series is a weekly workshop introducing technology concepts to girls ages 8 to 16. The goal of the summer series is to increase exposure, access, and mentorship for young women of color to develop critical skills in technology, and a future society with more representation and talent in our tech related fields..
Sponsored by General Motors
Cyber Security Awareness Workshop
We are bringing awareness on the importance of Cyber Security and how to protect ourselves, companies, and information while being virtually connected. As technology expands and the number of connected devices grows, so does the need for security and network experts. With over 300,000 job openings in the field, students can expect to learn real-world applications of network and security concepts that will open up a world of opportunities.
In this workshop, students will learn beginner and advanced topics in the field of cybersecurity, including threats, hacking, attacks, and cyber defense. Program content is a mix of web-based and hands-on activities. Students will rectify threats in an online simulator, investigate cyber-related topics, create digital footprints, and interact with cybersecurity professionals.
Sponsored by Voya Financial
Design: Intro to UX/UI Product Design
In today’s technology-driven world, phrases like “responsive design” and “user-friendly interface” have become increasingly important across industries. Have you ever wondered how everyday objects are envisioned and created? Do you dream of designing products? Do you love engineering, art, and business,? If you can see yourself in a future career path of a UX|UI or product design, this course is for you! In this course, you will learn how to develop a product from an idea to production, enhancing skills which to bring innovative products to consumers.
Learn first-hand more about what it takes to become an designer, which software and techniques are used, and how to develop innovative, useful, safe, and ecologically sound products! From discovering key design concepts, to considering real-world product design challenges.
Sponsored by General Motors
Graphic Design: Intro to Typeface Design
Making type is fun! Learn how to create your own font, from sketch to screen (and everything in between).
Creating digital fonts will feel intuitive and natural as drawing with pencil and paper. Class covers all the hidden tools and gestures you need to make creating font designs with applications like Figma, Calligraphr, and Procreate.
SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) Accelerator
The SDLC accelerator program introduces development lifecycle concepts to students ages 16 to 22. Managing a modern SDLC project requires a thorough understanding of the various roles that must come together in order to create a successful application. This understanding begins by recognizing the need to work within a multidisciplinary environment.
Sponsored by, In partnership with Salesforce