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Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Camp in STL

digigirlz pdf logoThe Saint Louis Science Center is hosting an opportunity for girls to participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops, connect with Microsoft employees and learn about careers in technology.

Microsoft’s DigiGirlz Camp is a free program is for all girls entering 8th through 12th grades. During this camp, participating girls will experience many forms of technology firsthand, participate in tours and demonstrations, network with women in the field and hear from executive women. They will also have a chance to win participation prizes.

WHEN: August 5-6, 2014
WHERE: Saint Louis Science Center (breakfast & lunch are included)
DRESS CODE: Business Casual

Register by July 11, 2014!
Registration is full.

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Hour of Code

The founders of Facebook, Microsoft, and Google all started their journeys with just one line of code. This week, 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms across 167 countries will be trying out code as part of Computer Science Education Week. Is your school participating? Learn more at code.org and by following the hashtag #hourofcode.

At code.org, you’ll learn/ find:

• Tutorials for beginners
• Tutorials that teach JavaScript
• Tutorial apps for any device
• Programming languages
• Make your own apps
• Make web pages
• Program with robots

Learn More about Windows 8

Next week, Microsoft Specialist Steve Scholz will be at Cooperating School Districts, in person, to demo/discuss the upcoming Windows 8. This is a great opportunity to learn more, see products in person, and to be able to ask questions. (Please pass this invitation on to your district faculty and/or staff that would be interested in attending). If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.

Information that will be shared includes:
• touch-enabled slates
• lightweight laptops
• high-definition screens
• touch screens vs. mouse/keyboard use

Date: June 7th, 2012 | Time: 1 – 3pm
Location: CSD | 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146

Bringing Skype to TV

This is interesting- Comcast has partnered with Skype, (which recently purchased by Microsoft), to offer the service for televisions later this year. To read more about this, visit mashable.com.  (Since last year, Skype-enabled TVs from Panasonic and Samsung have been on the market, however, this is the first time that Skype will be available to Comcast subscribers regardless of which kind of TV they own).