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Summer Trainings + Events

The Digital NEST

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM (PDT)

Summer Trainings + Events

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VR Art Tools with Oculus (W)
DAT 1VR: Learn how to draw in 3D space using various VR Artist tools including Google TiltBrush, Blocks, and other VR Apps on the Oculus VR headset. [ Th, F | 12p-3p | 7/12, 7/13 ]
Jul 12, 2018 Free  
PP+L For All (W)
PPL 1PFA: Let’s get the summer started out right! PP+L for All is designed to help all members to get the most out of their NEST experience. The goal of this one-time, 6-hour training is to learn about: our personalities and work styles, mindsets and decision-making, and careers and opportunities. Join us to explore how we can make the most of the summer and achieve our goals! [ Sa | 11a-5p | 6/16 ]
Jun 16, 2018 Free  
Introduction to Project Management: Events Unit (W)
PPL 1EU: Be part of the event coordination team here at the NEST! You will learn the basics of project management by coordinating community events like game days, open mics, and sleepovers here at the NEST. Project Management Training: [T | 1-2:30|6/26 - 8/7 ] E-Unit Team Meeting [T | 2:30-4:00pm| 6/26 - 8/7 ] This is a great training for new and existing members interested in learning how to: - Get organized - Coordinate events - Work on a team - Use digital tools for project management
Jun 26, 2018 Free  
Design Thinking (W)
PPL 2DT: Everyone is a creator, whether you like to make memes or food, design websites or games, coordinate events or meetings, create videos or photos... you name it! Ever wonder how to create something that is truly impactful? Go from being a creator to a designer by using a framework and intentional process meant to take your creations to the next level! Class meetings: [M,W | 3:30p - 5:30P, F| 1:00-3:00p | 6/18 - 7/20 ] Open work session: [F | 3-4pm | 6/18 - 7/20] - Open to all members
Jun 25, 2018 Free  
WMT Production Meetings (W)
PPL 2WMT-PM: Members enrolled in DAT 2WMT-T will gain additional support in these weekly team meetings. We will use this time to troubleshoot issues, organize tasks, and make sure we are on schedule during the course of the production. (W) [ Th | 3:30p - 6pm | 6/18 - 7/20 ] - Must take PPL 1PFA: PP+L for All to enroll.
Jun 18, 2018 Free  
Exploring Web and Information Technology (W)
WIT 1: Create a platform game that is challenging for your friends to play and a web page that displays the high scores- all in one workshop! Through this activity, we will explore the fields within our web and information technology career focus area and how they all relate to each other. The fields we will touch on include: game development, web development, data, and IT. Watsonville: [ M-Th | 12p - 1:30p | 6/25 - 7/20] Salinas: [ M-Th | 12p - 1:30p | 6/5 - 7/12 ]
Jun 25, 2018 Free  
Mobile Application Design 1 (S)
WIT 1MA: Let’s build an app to modernize Salinas Libraries! Great applications are intuitive and impactful. Learn to design and develop such an app to meet the needs of our libraries and the community. [ Sa | 10a - 12:30p / 3p - 5:30p | 4/14 - 5/19 ]
Ended Free  
Web Design for Beginners (W/S)
WIT 1WD: Create an entire website from beginning to end and get a taste of what it’s like to organize content, design a website and code it. We will mainly focus on coding the website from scratch in HTML and CSS with a little bit of Javascript to add some functionality and we will create common templates in PHP. [ M-Th | 4p - 5:30p | 7/23 - 8/17 ]
Jul 23, 2018 Free  
Intermediate Game Development (W/S)
WIT 2GD: Learn to design and develop games by collaborating with your team. We will dive into advanced concepts like network play, artificial intelligence in video games, and apply object oriented programming to create fun and innovative experiences for players. [ T, Th | 2p -4p | 6/5 - 7/12 ]
Jun 5, 2018 Free  
Mobile Application Design 2 (S)
WIT 2MA: Do you want to learn how to build mobile apps? In this training we will learn Javascript, HTML, and CSS to develop a mobile application! This is a great way to get volunteer hours by developing an app that will help teens find resources in our local libraries. [ Sa | 10a - 12:30p / 3p - 5:30p | 6/30 - 8/4 ]
Jun 30, 2018 Free  
Tech Squad Meetup (W)
WIT TS: Tech Squad is dedicated to advancing Digital NEST’s mission of providing access to technology for all. Members in Tech Squad learn essential project management and technical skills to help meet all of our member and staff needs around technology. The goal of Tech Squad is to get members prepared to take on entry-level technical support jobs in any company. [ F | 4p - 5:30p | 6/18-8/24 ]
Aug 24, 2018 Free  
Non-Profit Tech Conference (W)
You will be an active participant of this conference and choose what you want to learn in terms of using technology in a nonprofit. You will not be a passive attendee like many other conferences where you look at booths and listen to panels. You will also have an opportunity to share your knowledge and meet a lot of cool people. This is one the best conferences you will ever attend! [ W, Th | All Day! | 6/20, 6/21 ].
Jun 20, 2018 Free  
Tech Tour Field Trip (W)
A classic NEST field trip! Let’s explore the huge variety of careers right here in our own back yard! During this all-day field trip, we will visit tech companies in Santa Cruz County. You have options when it comes to a career; join us to explore what they look like in action. You must be enrolled in a NEST summer training to be eligible to attend this field trip. Date & Time TBA
Ended Free  
Survey Monkey Field Trip(W)
Data collection through surveys is a very important way that we gain a better understanding of the world around us. It helps us discover key insights into people’s lives and opinions, and also enables us to detect trends that can help us some complicated problems. We’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most prominent forces in the digital data collection industry and learn about the many careers involved in making Survey Monkey run. You must be enrolled in a NEST summer training to be eligible to attend this field trip. Date & Time TBA
Jul 27, 2018 Free  
NEST Summer Kick-Off (W)
Lets kick off summer programming with a celebration event! Come meet members, staff and other involved with the Digital NEST! [6/11-6/15]
Jun 11, 2018 Free  
NEST Summer Kick-Off (S)
Lets kick off Summer programming with a celebration event! Comme meet members, staff and other involved with the Digital NEST! [5/29-6/1]
May 29, 2018 Free  
NESTsports (W)
Have a competitive side? Join us for our NEST sports competition for members and staff. [ F | 7/13 | 2pm-3:30pm ]
Jul 13, 2018 Free  
NESTsports (S)
Have a competitive side? Join us for our NEST sports competition for members and staff. [ Th | 7/12 | 2pm-3:30pm ]
Jul 12, 2018 Free  
CMG Recognition Event (W)
Join us for our seasonal recognition lunch/dinner for our very helpful and successful CMG’s! [ W | 1pm-2pm | 8/1 ]
Aug 1, 2018 Free  
CMG Recognition Event (S)
Join us for our seasonal recognition lunch/dinner for our very helpful and successful CMG’s! [ T | 4pm-5:30pm | 7/31 ]
Jul 31, 2018 Free  
It only happens once a year and it only happens in Watsonville! Join us at our sleep over full of gaming, socializing, food, and movies! [ Fri-Sat | 7pm - 10am | 8/10-11 ]
Aug 10, 2018 Free  
Game Day (S)
Got Game? Either way, join us for our very fun and competitive game day! Bring your game stations, board games, etc. [ Th | 3:30pm-5:30pm | 6/14 ]
Jun 14, 2018 Free  
Movie Day (S)
Discover new movies with the Digital NEST family. [ Th | 3:30pm-5:30pm | 6/14]
Jun 14, 2018 Free  

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Event Details

The Digital NEST Summer Program runs from early June through late August 2018. We are excited to engage members in fields such as Data and Artifical Intelligence, Content Creation, Video Production, Photography, Graphic Design, Project Management, Event Coordination and much more! 

Members will have the opportunity to work on projects, learn how to use industry software such as Adobe products, and develop their technical and professional skills.  Our courses are taught by Digital NEST staff and professionals in the industry, allowing members to gain exposure and gain some insight into careers that they may be interested in pursuing.

In addition to core trainings, we want to foster a community by offering field trips, activities, networking opportunities, film screenings, health and wellness workshops, and much more! There is something for everyone at the NEST.

Program Goals: The Digital NEST Summer Program advances our community’s youth career readiness by developing their creative, technical, and professional skills for the current workforce.

Program Period: June 18, 2018 to August 24, 2018

Daily Schedule: Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 6:00pm

Questions? Contact Us: (831) 722-6378 / 



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Digital NEST
318 Union Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM - Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM (PDT)

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The Digital NEST

Digital NEST provides youth and young adults, high school through age 24, with free access to computers, software, Wi-Fi, and a full range of state-of-the-art digital tools and classes.

Modeled after successful tech companies that inspire creativity and innovation, Digital NEST is a safe and learning-focused workspace for young people.

Through training, collaboration, and professional mentorship, young people master the technological skills they need to pursue higher education, launch careers, and join businesses in our community.

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