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Stemettes BeepBoopforChange Robotics Hack - IWD 2017
Sat 4 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 GMT
Stemettes and Salesforce.org invite you to a Saturday of creativity, robot arms and making with women in STEM, to celebrate International Womens Day 2017. This year's global theme is 'Be Bold for Change' and our event theme is BeepBoopforChange.
Hackathons are about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it's really sad that some people have never had proper fun with creativity and computer science, so we want to give you the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology. Have a look at one of our previous hackathons to see what it's like.
Despite the thousands of women already working in the UK's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, there exists a lack of young talent in the pipeline. Join us to experience directing a robotic arm to draw and create something bold - using some techniques used by companies like Salesforce. The event promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with STEM professionals and discover new opportunities over light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Girls aged 5 all the way up to 22.
- Parents/Guardians. If you're under 16, you'll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we'd love it if they helped out with making your game or app!
- Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)
10am – 4pm, Saturday 4th March 2017
Salesforce's offices at the Salesforce/Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY
What you need to bring
- Yourself and any great ideas you have.
- If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.
- We will provide everything else.
10:00 - Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:30 - Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction.
11:00 - Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
1:00 - Lunch
2:00 - Return to projects
3:00 - Demo Day begins
4:00 - Prizes, Wrap up and power down. End of the day.
Are you interested in helping children learn to code and discover making?
We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code in Python or Blockly and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects.
All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck.
We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers.
Register as a Stemette Supporter.
Tools we will be using
Dobot Magicians - Robotic arms than be controlled various ways, including using LeapMotion, Blockly and Scripting.
Python - Wonderful programming language
Leveraging 1% of Salesforce’s technology, people, and resources Salesforce.org today is a self-funded social enterprise providing best-in-class technology to social impact organizations. Proceeds from the technology also support employee volunteerism, grantmaking in the areas of STEM education, youth workforce development, and technology innovation, and the sharing of the 1-1-1 Model.
Generously supported by:
About the Stemettes - We're running a series of panel events, codeathons and exhibitions this year for girls from 5 years old right up to female university students. We'd like to show them amazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers.
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