February Events at the DHF Tech Center

We are rockin’ and rollin’ in 2014! I missed the January blog post but this past month has been packed with our Anniversary Showcase, showing off to Maryland Delegates in Annapolis, snow cancellations, planning for sumer, and starting our new Spring Programs!  Looking forward, February is a short month but just as full as every other.

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I am very excited to officially announce our Summer 2014 Maker Camp series! Camps designed for grades 6-10 will be 9 a.m. – 1 p.m, camps designed for grades 3-5 will be 9 a.m.- 12 p.m, and camps designed for grades 1-2 will be 1 p.m.-4 p.m. A showcase on the concluding Friday of each session will be held from 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Register here. Sessions will be:

Saturday, February 1, 4th Annual Progressive Ed Summit – DHF staffers Meg and Amber will be presenting on turning classrooms into a mini Makerspace.

Tuesday, February 4,  Baltimore Gamer Meetup – Open to the public! Come play board games at the Tech Center. Bring some of your favorite games and learn about some of our favorites! To RSVP or get more information, visit: Baltimore Gamer Meetup 

Thursday, February 6, Tech and Social Change Meetup – Learn how to measure and improve your social media performance! To RSVP or get more information, visit: Tech & Social Change- Social Media Analytics

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Tuesday, February 11, Family Make Night 6:30-8 p.m. – Open to the public! Bring your family and come learn how to make a light up Valentine with conductive thread. Space is limited. To register or get more information, visit: Family Make Night

Wednesday, February 19, Baltimore PHP Meetup - PHP Developers in the area will be meeting to exchange ideas, talk about code, architecture, innovation, open source technologies and projects in general. For more information and to RSVP, please visit: Baltimore PHP Meetup

Thursday, February 20, BCPSS Reverse Mentoring 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Ever feel like report cards are not as simple as they used to be? Want help making sense of the test and school data? This six (6) session workshop series will help you access the important information and data on your child and their school and find the tools to understand it all. We will help you get set up with everything from an email account to a login for the school system tools. Youth from Digital Harbor Foundation to walk you through each step and help answer your questions. Register here.

Tuesday, February 25, Bmore Rails Open Source Hack Night Meetup - A group of programmers using Ruby and Ruby on Rails will gather and share. For more information and to RSVP visit: Bmore on Rails Meetup

Wednesday, February 26, Teach For America Digital Change Agent Professional Learning Community - Teach for America corps members and alumni will join forces with Digital Harbor Foundation Youth Members to create a project to meaningfully integrate technology into their classroom.

Thursday February 27, BCPSS Reverse Mentoring 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Session two (2) of the six session workshop series to help you access the important information and data on your child and their school and find the tools to understand it all. Register here.

See you soon!

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