TechGirlz is an organization with the mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.
There’s a chapter in the Triangle, and they hold free workshops for girls in 6th through 9th grade.
Here are some upcoming sessions:
Event run by Optum. Please email Laura Hernandez at email@example.com with any questions.
Note: Workshop is on 14th floor. Please bring a laptop. Snacks will be provided.
Event sponsored by Caktus Group and run by TechGirlz. Please email Shannon Kreps at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Humans are visual creatures. Pictures help us learn, understand, and remember things better. For this reason, more and more businesses are using infographics to persuade their audience, tell a story, and display their data in a graphical way.
In this workshop, students will observe that infographics are often used to raise awareness or sell products in social media, and are more easily searched and viewed on the Pinterest platform. Students will learn the difference between good and bad research, gather information on a topic of their choosing, and then use a free, online tool called Piktochart to make an infographic from the data collected.
Note: Some street parking available. Parking at Durham Centre lot across from Durham Convention Center recommended. Workshop room at bottom of stairs. Please bring a laptop. Students can bring a snack.
Tools: Please sign up for a free Piktochart account, prior to the workshop.
Event run by TechGirlz. Please email Janel Kinlaw at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!
Podcasting is a powerful way to communicate stories, news reports, and information. In order to create an effective podcast, students need to learn how to make their stories engaging and use sound to put their listeners into the aural environment of their story. They can accomplish this through music, sound effects or sounds gathered from the environment of their story.
This workshop plan familiarizes students with GarageBand software followed by creating a simple, personal podcast recording.
Note: On site parking available. Registrants will be greeted and guided to Fushion room. Please bring a laptop and headphones/mics. Snacks will be provided.