Dev Catalyst Raspberry Pi Workshop
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Dev Catalyst Raspberry Pi Workshop

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For students interested in creating something awesome-- maybe they want to digitally compose music, code and wire LED lights or take more selfies. The possibilities are endless with the Raspberry Pi micro computer. From breadboards to circuit boards, students are invited for a day of fun as they learn everything they need to know to get the Raspberry Pi running right out of the box!

In this workshop, they will learn how to configure a pi, code the pi using Python, complete some simple electronics projects and learn about the Dev Catalyst Raspberry Pi competition category for middle school and high school students. This workshop will give basic knowledge, resources and confidence needed to create something awesome using the Raspberry Pi.

For students age 11-18. Sign-up fast-- just 20 spots available. 

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Beginners Coding Workshop
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Beginners Coding Workshop

Geared for all ages that have no prior coding expereince.* This one day, 3 hour workshop will introduce you to basic programing concepts. You'll learn website development by building a web page about a topic that interests them. We’ll start with an overview of HTML and CSS and then move to an introduction to Bootstrap. We’ll then build the webpage in CodePen to be shared with the world!

If possible, attendees should bring a laptop but we will have some extras on hand as well. There are just 10 spots for this workshop so get your tickets soon!

*Min age: 12 years old

Workshop fee: $50 -- There are just 10 spots for this workshop so get your ticket soon! Adults 18 years of age or older.

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Intermediate Coding Workshop
Jul
7
1:00 PM13:00

Intermediate Coding Workshop

Geared for all ages that have taken our Beginner's Coding Workshop*. In this one day, 3 hour workshop you'll learn more about website development by building a dynamic portfolio web page. We’ll have an introduction to PHP, MySQL, and Git. We'll then build the web page in Cloud9 and post it to Github to be shared with the world!

If possible, attendees should bring a laptop but we will have some extras on hand as well.

*Age min is 12. It is preferable for participants to have either taken our Beginner's Coding Workshop or have experience in HTML, CSS and Bootstrap.

Led by: Chance Smith
Chance Smith is a web developer and project manager. In other words, he enjoys solving problems and impressing customers. Most of the websites and apps he builds are for startups in San Francisco and DC area. He has also worked on some fascinating projects with Chick-fil-a, Vanderbilt Hospital and POPVOX

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Robotics Summer Camp
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Robotics Summer Camp

***Thanks for your interest-- the Robotics Camp has sold out. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign-up for our weekly email to learn more about similar opportunities!***

In this introductory robotics summer camp, designed for students 12-16, campers will be exposed to the ever growing world of robotics. Students will work in teams to build robots using the Vex VRC kit. Students will build a simplified version of the basic robot and learn about some of the basic concepts and ideas relating to robotics. Throughout the 3 day camp, each student’s robot will be modified to complete challenges or games. Additionally, students will learn how to program their robots using a block-based programming language. This block-based programming language will allow students to easily add sensors to their robot; which will allow your robot to make decisions based off of the world around it.

Camp runs 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th, Thursday June 29th and Friday June 30th. 

Led by: Shelli Brasher, Regional Support Manager for Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Huge thanks to TVA for sponsoring this camp to help make it more affordalbe for West TN students!

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Beginners Coding Workshop (12-17)
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Beginners Coding Workshop (12-17)

Geared for 12-17 year olds that have great imaginations, like figuring out how things work or just love technology. This one day, 3 hour workshop will introduce them to basic programing concepts-- no prior experience needed.

They’ll learn website development by building a web page about a topic that interests them. We’ll start with an overview of HTML and CSS and then move to an introduction to Bootstrap. We’ll then build the webpage in CodePen to be shared with the world!

Workshop fee: $50 -- If possible, attendees should bring a laptop but we will have some extras on hand as well. There are just 10 spots for this workshop so get your ticket soon!

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Screen Printing 101
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Screen Printing 101

Whether you have a specific project in mind or you just want to add another skill to your DIY repertoire this workshop is your starting place.

You'll learn how to transfer your design to a silk screen and then make a print with your custom screen. We have just 10 spots available*, so sign-up fast! You'll leave with a ready-to-print screen with the one color design of your choice (that can be used to print over and and over again), a t-shirt with your design printed on it and mostly the skills to take future screen printing projects from start to finish.

**we have two student spots for ages 15-22 at a $50 rate

Workshop fee: $75  ***If you want to print your own design you need to be sure to send us your black and white image as an .eps, .pdf, or high quality .jpeg by Thursday, June 8th. You are welcome to bring additional items to print. We'll provide you with scrap to print on and you'll leave with a t-shirt but if you have something else you’d like to bring that is 100% cotton -- feel free to bring it to print on. Minimum age: 15

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Social Media Bootcamp
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Social Media Bootcamp

Are you effectively using social media in your business? Social media is a proven catalyst for growing your client base, customer engagement & retention and actual sales. Do you have a social media strategy you are proud of?

We'll focus on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Snapchat in ways that make the platforms easy to understand and give practical applications that everyone can use.  

Workshop fee: $25. Led by: Austin Thompson. Minimum age: 15

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Indigo Resist Dye Workshop
Apr
29
2:00 PM14:00

Indigo Resist Dye Workshop

“Made for the love of indigo.” That’s how Lisa describes her work—the whole dyeing process is enchanting and you’ll love it too! We’ll start from a blank slate (AKA all-natural cotton napkins and tea towels in this case) and create a pattern with two different resist dyeing techniques. We’ll cover the basics of shibori (binding/folding/clamping) and rice paste resists in this three hour workshop.

All levels of experience are welcome—hand dyeing is a fun and curious process, so all you need is a willingness to experiment. All supplies for the workshop will be provided. Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dye on.

You’ll leave with: 4 cotton napkins and 1 cotton tea towel that you will have dyed with the methods/patterns of your choice

Workshop fee: $65. Please be sure to sign-up by April 27th so we can have all supplies ready. Minimum age: 15

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Intro to 3D Printing
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to 3D Printing

Are you fascinated by 3D printing, but a little unsure that you could really do it? Come learn how to 3D print from start to finish!  

We'll cover everything from the beginnings of 3D printing to types of printers and filaments, step-by-step usage of the Makerbot Replicator 2X printer and software needed to run it as well as troubleshooting methods.

Workshop fee: $25. Please sign-up by April 20th so we can plan for your attendance. Minimum age: 12

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Emerging Social Media
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Emerging Social Media

We love social media because of the way it's changed our ease of communication-- in business it's taken the way we connect to our customers to a whole new level. New social media apps are popping up all of the time and knowing which of these emerging tools can most benefit your business is key.

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Biz Camp
Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

Biz Camp

Kids used to want to be rock stars and pro sports players but now they want to be the next Steve Jobs. The entrepreneur bug can bite early and we want to encourage the young among us to foster the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur through all of their startup ventures.

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Watercolor Lettering & Drawing
Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

Watercolor Lettering & Drawing

Learn the basics of watercolor with 2 methods--in drawing and through hand lettering. Emilie Malone will cover a touch of color theory and technique with a focus on drawing florals. Courtney Searcy will guide you through learning brush strokes to create a watercolor font, a unique writing style.

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Simon Says: "Learn electronics and soldering at theCO!"
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Simon Says: "Learn electronics and soldering at theCO!"

For this workshop we'll use a Learn to Solder Simon Says Kit, a great beginner's kit that will allow you to make a pretty awesome toy while learning electronics & soldering basics! All components are through-hole, making this kit an ideal starting place when you're learning to solder. You'll have a chance to solder a 28-pin microprocessor, LEDs, battery clips and more.

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Writing-to-Publish
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Writing-to-Publish

Have you thought about writing a book, but keep getting overwhelmed. You have too many unanswered questions..."What is the best way to contact an editor? Where do you find inspiration? How do you write the important query letter? What are the benefits of traditionally publishing vs. self publishing?" This workshop will answer those and many more questions you have.

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Product Photography
May
23
9:00 AM09:00

Product Photography

Through this workshop you'll learn how to light your products and add consistency to your brand. Whether you use an iPhone or a big DSLR, photographer Aaron Hardin will show you that great product photography is all about light and set up and easily achievable.

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