Every Saturday, October 14th – November 11th, 2023 from 9 AM – 1 PM
In this first installment of this two-part series, Discover Computing 1, participating 9th and 10th graders engage in hands-on sessions to explore computing concepts and tools, including web development using HTML/CSS, machine learning using Python, and data analysis, as well as develop skills in problem-solving and team-building through design thinking activities. Discover Computing 1 is designed to support students without prior computer science knowledge or experience.
Students must be able to attend all 5 sessions.
Every Saturday, January 20th – February 24th, 2024 from 9 AM – 1 PM
In the second installment of this two-part series, Discover Computing 2, participating 9th and 10th graders engage in hands-on sessions to explore creative computing concepts and tools, including using code to create interactive murals, make logos, and more, as well as develop skills in problem-solving and team-building through design thinking activities. Students will also start their own web portfolio to highlight their programming skills. This portfolio can be added to their resume and LinkedIn profile and serves to capture their progress as developers. Discover Computing 2 is designed to students who are enrolled in, or have completed an introductory-level CS course (e.g., Exploring Computer Science), or the first Discover
Students must be able to attend all 6 sessions
Discover Computing is a two-part program series designed to build a deeper understanding of computer science (CS) for and support a more diverse pool of individuals pursuing CS and tech-related fields of study in Illinois. If you’re interested in learning more about technology, coding, design thinking, and problem-solving skills, this program is for you!
During this virtual informational session, you’ll get to learn about Discover Computing, how our unique program works, the key benefits for students, and have the opportunity to have your questions answered. Register below to join us!
Students and all caring adults are invited (family, mentors, teachers, counselors, etc).
Click the links below to register for the following informational sessions.
Thursday, September 7, 6:00 – 7:00pm – Register Here
Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 – 7:00pm – Register Here
Cultivating Awareness of computer science and tech-related academic and career pathways.
Participating in Hands-On Workshops to explore key topics within high-demand and high-paying fields, such as data science, software engineering, and machine learning.
Planning and developing a Personalized Tech Roadmap and next steps for high school, college, and career.
Making Connections with practitioners in Chicago’s tech community and working closely with mentors from Google Chicago.
Increasing Understanding of computer science concepts, how to prepare for a career in tech, and developing problem-solving skills.