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Tech-Girl Monthly: November 2013

Wearable electronics are getting a lot of buzz these days from the futuristic Google Glass to DIY crafters lighting up their creations. The current Tech-Girls focus is exploring the human computer interaction of wearable electronics through hands-on projects. Eileen Krepkovich, a local mentor, is also sharing with the girls a project she is working on to create a wearable LED-based heart rate monitor for amputees. The High-Low Tech research group at MIT believes "the future of technology will be largely determined by end-users who will design, build and hack their own devices." Tech-Girls is empowering girls to be an integral part of that future.
Are you ready to become a mentor or provide an internship opportunity to a tech-girl? Can you help us get the word out or cater an event? However you would like to get involved, we need you! 

The Hour of Code movement has a goal to introduce coding to 10 million people during the week of December 9. Tech-Girls is partnering with many local organizations to bring the Hour of Code to Charlottesville!  Be sure to check the Tech-Girls Events page for the latest updates on the Hour of Code activities.
Activities & Events
Live & Local
  • Weekly - Tech-Girls are meeting weekly at Computers4Kids on Tuesday evenings. Contact us if you are interested in participating with this group.
  • November 7 -  Tech-Girls of all ages are also meeting twice a month at Henley, the first & third Thursdays of the month (November 21, December 5 and December 19). Reserve your spot now
  • November 12 - Rails School Cville starts at HackCville. This is a free class for all levels of ability including beginners with no coding experience. 
  • November 23 - STEM Saturday at PVCC. Check out the STEM degree opportunities & classes and meet the STEM faculty from PVCC.
  • December 11 - The Hour of Code is coming to HackCville. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn some of the mysteries of coding at a supportive, beginner-friendly and fun event!
  • December 14 - Girls' Geek Day will also be celebrating the Hour of Code by providing lots of fun, hands-on coding opportunities for girls. Mark your calendars now.

Virtual & Global
  • November 18 (deadline) - We are the faces of computing poster contest. Open to elementary, middle school and high school students. Contest details can be found here.
  • December 9-15 - Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code (#hourofcode)
  • March 1 (deadline) - E-Girl Essay Contest. Open to grades 3 through 12, this contest challenges you to look into our engineering past so you can imagine what the future will bring.
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