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Jan 6, 2018: App Day, Mentor Orientation & Non-profit Speed Networking

Technovation[MN]

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)

Jan 6, 2018: App Day, Mentor Orientation & Non-profit...

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
App Inventor Training BEGINNER (girls ages 10-18)   more info 22 Tickets Ended Free  
App Inventor Training ADVANCED (ages 10-18)   more info 12 Tickets Ended Free  
Non-profit Attendee (STUDENT) 25 Tickets Ended Free  
Mentor Orientation   more info 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Trainers (past mentors, students, and other App Inventor experts)   more info 8 Tickets Ended Free  
Event Volunteers   more info 2 Tickets Ended Free  
Non-profit representatives 7 Tickets Ended Free  

Event Details

 

Join us for the first event of the year. This event will have two-parts, and you can choose to attend one or both. Please register for only one ticket type per participant.

 

Join us for the first event of the year. This event will have two-parts, and you can choose to attend one or both. Please register for only one ticket type per participant.

 

App Inventor Training and Mentor Orientation: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This training event will introduce girls and mentors to principles of coding and to the MIT App Inventor tool used as part of the Technovation Challenge. There is a beginner and advanced option for the training session.

 

Mentors will have a separate training opportunity during this time. Attendees will learn about the Technovation Challenge, ways to be engaged as mentors, use the MIT App Inventor, and network with others.

 

Non-Profit Speed Networking: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This year, we’re offering an opportunity for app ideation! As part of the Technovation Challenge, teams of girls build mobile apps to solve a problem in their community. To help facilitate brainstorming, we are inviting local non-profits to join us and share problems their organization faces in achieving its goals that could be resolved with a mobile app. Girls and mentors are encouraged to interact with these organizations during the break or after App Day training.


Those who are already comfortable with App Inventor can stop by between 10:30-12:30 with questions for the non-profits! The girls are not required to select an idea that they learn about at this event, and multiple teams can work to solve the same problem.


Mentors:

  • Learn about the Technovation Challenge and mentor expectations

  • Create 1 mobile app using App Inventor, a free, powerful, easy-to-use programming language

  • No experience necessary; our friendly trainers will guide you. App Inventor is what you will use to mentor a team in the Technovation Challenge.

  • See more here: technovationMN.org.

 

Girls ages 10 to 18* (Beginner):

  • Join us for an awesome morning learning to code mobile apps with App Inventor, a free, powerful, easy-to-use programming language

  • No experience necessary; our friendly mentors will guide you in creating 2 fun Android apps. You and your friends can use this skill to create a mobile app and compete in the Technovation Challenge starting in January 2018.

  • Most appropriate for new students

  • See more here: technovationMN.org

 

Girls 10 to 18* (Advanced):

  • Register for this session if you were a prior Technovation team member and want to learn advanced database techniques.

  • Should know the basic skills of App Inventor to attend this session.

  • See more here: technovationMN.org

* Girls 13 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during entire the event.

 

Non-profit representative:

  • Help teams come up with ideas for the development of their app!

  • Share an overview of the non-profit you represent and present the girls with some of the challenges your organization faces in achieving its goals. 

Location & Parking:

The event will take place in the Technical Building in room T3000 (3rd floor) and will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please look at the campus map carefully. Also be sure to allow yourself extra time for parking and finding the room. Street parking (i.e., meter parking) around MCTC is typically free on Saturdays (be sure to double check!). There is a parking ramp directly north of the Technical Building and connected through the skyway. Several public transit options are available; please check MetroTransit for the latest schedules.

Have questions about Jan 6, 2018: App Day, Mentor Orientation & Non-profit Speed Networking? Contact Technovation[MN]

When & Where


Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC)
1501 Hennepin Ave
T3000 (3rd Floor - Building T)
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CST)


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Organizer

Technovation[MN]

The Technovation Challenge engages teams of high school or middle school girls to dream up, design, code and pitch mobile phone apps.  Working with professional mentors, all-girl teams develop a real-world combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills.

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