High School Kick-off Details!

When: October 20 & 21 2018
Where: EF Chicago 122 S. Michigan Ave Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60603
Cost: FREE
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day
Make sure to bring your signed Guardian Consent Form

Pick your Top 3 workshop (See below) and spend two days learning about one of them!

Register Today or click here, http://chicago.chicktech.org/register/

Kick-Off Workshop Selections

SOFT CIRCUITS – Make a light-up bracelet and handbag

ChickTech’s Soft Circuits Kit is a fun combination of electronics, software, and art!  Using the materials in the kit, you’ll learn the basics of electronic circuits and coding with Arduino. You’ll create a LED bracelet and a unique and interactive totebag – no prior experience necessary!

CATEGORY: CODING and MAKING

How to Build a Website 101

Students will learn basic HTML and CSS to create a website of their choice. Students will create GitHub accounts to store their code, learn basic git for source control, and host their websites on GitHub Pages.
CATEGORY: CODING and WEB DEVELOPMENT, HTML, CSS

Code Our Dreams

Students will discuss problems they see in their communities and ideate how technology can help. Students will brainstorm mobile applications that address these issues. Students will then learn the basics of wireframing and design the application they have come up with.

CATEGORY: WEB DEVELOPMENT,IOS

“Launch It – Build and Deploy a Fully Functioning Web App with Ruby on Rails”

Ruby on Rails for the workshop

CATEGORY: CODING, WEB DEVELOPMENT

Build a Mobile Friendly Chess Game Application using Amazon Web Services

Students will learn how to develop a mobile friendly website and use the capabilities of cloud computing while having fun building a chess application using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. The application will connect to a remote chess engine which makes decisions on the next best move. Students will develop the game and test it on their own devices.

CATEGORY: CODING, GAME DEVELOPMENT, AMAZON WEB SERVICES

IoT Your Space

In the ChickTech-Deloitte “IoT Your Space” workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of the Internet of Things (IoT) from practicing Deloitte consultants. Participants will use sensors and Arduino coding to create IoT enabled versions of common home technologies such as alarms and night lights. With hundreds of sensors, the creation possibilities for at-home IoT are truly endless! This workshop will use light, motion, sound, and real time alerts so that participants can create devices as unique as they are. They will also learn the skills necessary to continue building on their own devices even after the workshop is over. Come learn about coding, sensors, and networking to see where IoT can take you!

CATEGORY: IOT, ARDUINOS , SENSORS

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