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Google and Seattle Girl Geek Dinners present: The Google Classroom

Google Kirkland presents the Dart Classroom Series and would love to have some of our community members attend. Mark your calendar for this two evening event: Tuesday (Tech Talk) and Wednesday (Code Lab), July 16 & 17 from 6:30-9:00pm.
They anticipate both nights to sell out very quickly, so please RSVP here:
https://sites.google.com/site/kirdartclassroom2013/

Here’s more info …

What’s Classroom? The Google Classroom Series is a project designed to expose underrepresented groups of engineers to Google’s technology, development, and engineering principles through workshops and hands-on tutorials. For this Classroom, Google is excited to partner with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Region Six Professionals and Seattle Girl Geek Dinners.

Dart. What? At Google we create some of the world’s largest, most complex, and rapidly changing web apps. Dart helps developers productively build high-performance apps for the modern web. Developed with the goals of simplicity, efficiency, and scalability, the Dart language combines powerful new features with familiar language constructs into a clear, readable syntax. But, Dart’s not just a language. The Dart open-source project also includes libraries, a package manager and tools such as a full featured editor.

During Night 1 of this Classroom, Google engineers will walk through Dart’s powerful new features and shine light on where we’re looking to go. RSVP only required.

Participants of Night 2 of the Classroom, will be walked through a Code Lab initially run at Google I/O. You’ll get hands-on experience and build declarative, modern mobile web apps with Dart and Web Components. Go from zero to magnificent! We want attendees to have fun as well as leave empowered and armed with new skills! RSVP and application required.

We hope you’ll join us! Dart Classroom is open to all qualified engineers with a passion for coding. We encourage you to RSVP and/or apply now as seats are sure to go fast.

RSVP for night 1 and/or apply for night 2 by Friday, June 28th. Applicants for night 2 will be notified of their application status by Wednesday, July 3rd.

 

 

Dinner #20 on May 16, 2013

Light a Fire with IGNITE!

Seattle Girl Geek Dinners and IGNITE are excited to partner in our first fundraising event to support IGNITE’s mission: to educate and increase exposure of STEM related careers to young girls.

IGNITE™(Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution) is a nonprofit educational program that addresses the lack of women in STEM related careers. Originally launched in the Seattle School District, IGNITE’s program connects school-age girls to professional women in STEM careers who act as role models and mentors. IGNITE’s founder, Cathi Rodgveller (M.S. Ed.), has been recognized multiple times for her inspirational work including the Anita Borg’s Social Impact Award in 2012 and the Women’s eNews “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” in 2009. Since 1999, IGNITE has grown from a local presence in Seattle Public Schools to internationally with chapters as far away as Nigeria. With Cathi’s leadership and hundreds of volunteers, IGNITE has touched the lives of over 20,000 girls.

Seattle Girl Geek Dinners community and IGNITE have formed a partnership to achieve the following:

Volunteerism: Increase the number of mentors and event volunteers for IGNITE programs
Company sponsorship: To seek financial endorsement from corporations for IGNITE programs to continue to grow and make an impact at a local and international level

It is our job, as a community to increase the the representation of women in STEM and support educational programs that inspire the next generation of women on the career options available to them in the fields of science and engineering.

Please join us for an evening of networking and fun, as we tour the Microsoft museum and hear the founder of IGNITE, Cathi Rodgveller, discuss the IGNITE mission, program, and how we, as a local women’s community can impact the future of women in STEM related careers. We’ll even hear directly from the IGNITE Alumni! Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

Thank you to PACE Staffing for sponsoring this event and making this fundraiser possible!

Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Microsoft Visitor Center, Building 92

15010 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052

Eventbrite - Seattle Girl Geek Dinner #20