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May 2019

Introduction: Create Augmented Reality Filters of Facebook and Instagram 101

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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For Adults  This workshop is open to anyone. Whether you’re a professional or have a limited tech background, Spark AR Studio gives you what you need to start creating. Learn how to create filters and AR scenes not only for Facebook but also for Instagram. Bring your laptop or we will provide one. We can’t wait to see you there!

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June 2019

Intro to Coding with Roblox

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Students will develop with Roblox using Roblox Studio and the Lua programming language. Turn their enthusiasm for playing games into a passion for writing software! Kids last year earned over $30 million programming games and simulations in Roblox, with several earning well over $1 million each. We'll walk kids through the whole setup and teach them the basics of Lua. Our hope is to inspire kids to learn more about fields in technology. Roblox Accounts Required

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Youth Weekend 3D Printing Workshop

June 15 @ 9:00 am - June 16 @ 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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This is a 2 Day Workshop.     This is a hands-on course where students learn how to design simple 3D models, prepare them for 3D printing and print off their models.     After the workshop, you will be able to:   Describe 3D printing and 3D printing uses Know the different types of filaments Create 3D models with Tinkercad Take home their own 3D model made from Tinkercad

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YOUTH CODING and ENGINEERING 101

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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  At this event, students will: Code an Arduino Lilypad Understand how programs work and what code does Develop logical thinking skills Your student will take home: 3D Printed LED Lamp This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Software Development and Engineering

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Let’s Make a Game!

June 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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July 2019

LED HAT CODING WORKSHOP

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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  We will teach participants basic programming and electronic concepts to make a custom LED 3D hat. Participants will be able to customize their individual hats. All materials will be provided during the workshop.

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Public Narrative Presents: Digital Storytelling

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NEIU: EL Centro, 3390 N Avondale Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Storytelling is the cornerstone of Public Narrative’s communication curriculum. We teach you the importance of telling a story when participants are talking about work, life and other experiences. During this training we’ll teach participants to communicate effectively, identify best practices for digital storytelling that promotes their story cohesively and demonstrate how stories can be used to nurture relationships. In our Digital Storytelling training participants are equipped with the right tools to engage diverse audiences online and offline. Bring your own laptop.…

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Coding with Roblox Intermediate

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Blue Lacuna, 2150 South Canalport
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Ruben Digital Presents: How to launch your own profitable WordPress services as a business

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NEIU: EL Centro, 3390 N Avondale Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Whether you are building a business or building our brand, having a website is a must. WordPress powers almost 27 percent of the entire internet! Learn the basics about WordPress, how to identify if it works for you, and develop a plan of action to get started while starting your own website throughout the training series. We'll also cover how to create personalized templates to sell your own services to clients. Students will need to be prepared to purchase hosting…

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Public Narrative Presents: Intro to Social Media

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
NEIU: EL Centro, 3390 N Avondale Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Social media is best utilized with a specific goal in mind. In this session, we’ll explore how algorithms impact what is accessible on social media. Participants will be able to define the algorithms of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. They’ll be able to differentiate original content from curated content while recognizing credible sources for curated content and becoming a trusted provider of original content. We'll explore a variety of strategies and applications that'll support best practices for social…

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