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Our newest program, Girls Mean Business, aims to encourage female and non-binary youth to explore technology and entrepreneurship. The program includes a series of hands-on programs for students in grades 6 through 12 that guide participants through parts of the lifecycle of becoming a technology entrepreneur. Parents and teachers are encouraged to be mentors for the girls, learning alongside them when possible!


Schedule

Workshop dates are being added, keep an eye on this webpage or join our mailing list to stay up to date. In the meantime, check out what we have scheduled thus far!


Ideation

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Register here.

Rachel Pautler, a project manager at Zown, takes you through all you need to know about making your problem into a solution.

Upon registration, students will be added to a Google Classroom with some short videos and worksheets created by Rachel to help them think of an idea! A process that is very similar to what entrepreneurs do when starting a business. We will then have a live virtual session on November 7 where students will get to share their ideas with each other.

Completing this session will earn participants an Ideation badge that can be added to their Girls Mean Business virtual passport.


Cybersecurity and Networks

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Monday, November 23, 2020 | 1:00-2:00pm | Register

Keeping our information secure online is so important as we use it more and more in our daily lives. Learn about how cybersecurity specialists work to keep us safe and play a game to try it out with Bailey and Miti!

Through the use of a network simulator game (CS4G Netsim, created by Erinn Atwater and Cecylia Bocovich) this workshop introduces participants to foundations of computer networks and their security.

Participants will be able to perform realistic network attacks within the confines of the game

that correspond to real network attacks. We will conclude with examples of the implications of the attacks demonstrated and potential defenses that are used to protect computer networks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to recognize and explain the relationships between concepts such as packets, protocols and networking devices
  • Execute network security attacks within the confines of the game
  • Be able to discuss the implications of attacks and defenses in network security

Robotics

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Coming soon in January! We're getting a workshop developed by the UW Robotics Team so you can get a taste of what goes into creating a robot. 


Digital Media Marketing

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Coming soon in Spring 2021! Local marketing agency, Evergreen, are getting ready to teach you what it takes to be a marketing master!

Community Partners

We are very grateful to our community partners who support this program!

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