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The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls Code invites you to join us for a spirited and lively evening of conversation and connection, featuring some of the Memphis area’s leading voices of Women of Color in STEM.

This event will be an educational experience for girls, between the ages of 7 and 17, and their parents/guardians. They will hear from a panel of women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM).

Location: Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering | 1254 Jefferson Ave., 30104

AGENDA
10:30 am Registration/check-in begins
(please plan to arrive with enough time to check-in)
11:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
11:15 am Panel Begins!
12:30 pm Q & A with Panelists
1:00 pm Light Refreshments & Networking
1:30 pm Closing Remarks

This event is FREE and open to tech divas ages 7 to 17, their parents/guardians and the general public. Space is limited – please register ahead to reserve your seat! Registration link:  https://bgcmem_woc2017.eventbrite.com/ 

We’re looking for non-technical volunteers to help us at the event. Interested? Please sign up to volunteer, http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmem_woc2017

Special Thanks to our Location Sponsor, MASE – Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering.

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BlackGirlsCODE Memphis Chapter is excited to host our first workshop of 2016 on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall! The address is 3725 Norriswood Ave., 38152.

Join us for Build a Webpage in a Day -Memphis! This workshop will teach participants to build their own unique webpage in one day using fun games and activities to introduce HTML, CSS, and basic web structure.

All BGC workshops are geared towards introducing tech divas to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as Tech Creators and Entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 9-17.

Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM and the workshop will start promptly at 10:00 AM. Registration for this workshop is $35. Limited scholarships are available. Participants do not need to bring their own computers. Access will be provided to a computer workstation during the workshop. Lunch will also be provided. Register here: http://bgcmemwebpage2016.eventbrite.com/

Space is limited, so sign up soon to secure your spot! Once you register for this event please complete the online student profile forms and emergency contact forms which can be found at this link on our website: http://www.blackgirlscode.com/parents.html. Please bring signed copies of these forms to the event.

Please contact BlackGirlsCODE at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org if you have further questions regarding registration or your sign-up or order.

Swag bag donations are needed! You can also sponsor a girl!

Memphis Chapter Lead, Tecia Marshall
Phone: 901-864-8660

This event sponsored by: The University of Memphis CS Dept., The Bubble Bistro, and Bert Ferguson Community Center.

BlackGirlsCode.com – Imagine. Build. Create.

Want to volunteer for BGC events, complete our Volunteer Registration Form. http://www.blackgirlscode.com/volunteer-signup.html

Interested in volunteering at this event? Click here: http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemwebpage2016

 

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Code Road 12-Week Technology Awareness Program for Young Ladies, Ages 16-24!

Memphis Contact:  Latanyua T. Robinson, Business Services

GMACW | Solving the Skills Gap

40 South Main Street, Suite 1740 | Memphis, Tennessee 38103 | Office: 901-614-0987

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Teen Tech Camp 2015 is here!

For agencies and organizations serving youth ages 12-17 – don’t miss out!  Please share with your youth and families!  Spaces in this free tech camp are limited!  Applications due May 29.

Attached is the application for this year’s camp.  We have two offerings.

ð Ages 12 – 14 only, Central Library, July 20 – 25, 2015

ð Ages 15 – 17 only, Whitehaven Branch Library, July 13 – 18, 2015

Applicants may access the application on the Library’s website at www.memphislibrary.org under the “Hot Links” section on the left banner.  The application may be returned via email to techlab@memphistn.gov, by mail to me, or by hand to Whitehaven Branch Library or the 3rd Floor Reference Desk at Central Library. Deadline is Friday, May 29, 2015.

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StartCo is Accepting Applications for Summer 2015

Startco is recruiting tech startups for their Summer 2015 Accelerators: Seed Hatchery for B2B Startups, Upstart for Women-Led Startups and Sky High for Social Impact Startups. Applications period closes on March 1. Program Dates are May 4th – August 13th. Click the link more information!

http://neverstop.co/seedhatchery/

 

Help Desk Support Specialist – Memphis, TN

 

Open Date: Apr. 01, 2014
Close Date: Apr. 07, 2014
DESCRIPTION Under general supervision of the Director of IT, the Help Desk Support Specialist is responsible for first and second level problem determination, problem / incident recording, problem resolution and problem escalation for supported products and services. DUTIES *Provide first contact and problem resolution for end users with hardware, software and applications problems. *Resolve as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools while adhering to company policies and procedures for the handling of support cases. *Courteously obtain and convey concise problem information for internal and external service personnel. Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems in the Help Desk system. *Escalate / Dispatch problems as appropriate to internal IT support staff. *Act as a liaison between end-users and ancillary support staff to assure accurate problem interpretation. Maintain communications with end-users during the problem resolution process. *Utilize superior customer service and communication skills. *Solve problems in Windows and various other platforms with equal proficiency. Maintain in-depth knowledge of Help Desk supported products and services. *Work with peers and manager(s) to identify available Help Desk training that will enhance and improve computing support delivered to customer. *Security badge creator and administrator duties. *Intranet editor/updater. *Security system editor. *Inventory data editor. *Review and update IT / Help Desk documentation as assigned. *Review and recommend modifications to procedures with Director /Manager. *All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Educational Requirements: *Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years demonstrated experience in computer structure networking/server systems, applications and peripheral devices. *Technical Degree, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with an information technology, computer science or information systems emphasis or a combination of education and equivalent work experience is a plus but not required. *Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and end users. Strong interpersonal skills. * Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in verbal, conceptual or diagram form. *Computer support specialist experience preferred. Proficient in all Microsoft products including desktop platforms, Great documentation /organizational skills. *Customer Service Skills: candidate must posses and demonstrate great customer services skills *A+ certification a plus

 Under general supervision of the Director of IT, the Help Desk Support Specialist is responsible for first and second level problem determination, problem / incident recording, problem resolution and problem escalation for supported products and services. DUTIES *Provide first contact and problem resolution for end users with hardware, software and applications problems. *Resolve as many user-reported problems as expertise permits using available tools while adhering to company policies and procedures for the handling of support cases. *Courteously obtain and convey concise problem information for internal and external service personnel. Provide accurate and timely logging of problems and resolution for problems in the Help Desk system. *Escalate / Dispatch problems as appropriate to internal IT support staff. *Act as a liaison between end-users and ancillary support staff to assure accurate problem interpretation. Maintain communications with end-users during the problem resolution process. *Utilize superior customer service and communication skills. *Solve problems in Windows and various other platforms with equal proficiency. Maintain in-depth knowledge of Help Desk supported products and services. *Work with peers and manager(s) to identify available Help Desk training that will enhance and improve computing support delivered to customer. *Security badge creator and administrator duties. *Intranet editor/updater. *Security system editor. *Inventory data editor. *Review and update IT / Help Desk documentation as assigned. *Review and recommend modifications to procedures with Director /Manager. *All other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Experience and Educational Requirements: *Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years demonstrated experience in computer structure networking/server systems, applications and peripheral devices. *Technical Degree, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from a college or university with an information technology, computer science or information systems emphasis or a combination of education and equivalent work experience is a plus but not required. *Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and end users. Strong interpersonal skills. * Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in verbal, conceptual or diagram form. *Computer support specialist experience preferred. Proficient in all Microsoft products including desktop platforms, Great documentation /organizational skills. *Customer Service Skills: candidate must posses and demonstrate great customer services skills *A+ certification a plus

 Bartlett (386-8968)

  • Preschool Storytime (ages 2-5) March 12 and 13 @10:15 and 11:15 am both days; call to register.
  • Tunes and Tales (ages 4 – 11) with a Create a Craft Session March 8 @11 amMusical Performance by Memphis Symphony’s String Quartet; call to register.
  • Computer Basics Class for Adults March 14 @ 1 pm

Central (415-2700)

  • Free Saturday Legal Clinics for Adults March 8 @10 am in Meeting Rooms A, B, and C
  • Family Tunes and Tales (ages 4 and older) March 8 @11 am Musical Performance by Memphis Symphony Orchestra Roxaboxen
  • The “A to Z of Used Car Buying” for Adults sponsored by Autozone March 8@11:15 am and @noon in First Floor Magazine Area
  • Paws for Reading March 8 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Teva
  • Literacy Through Steampunk March 8  @3 pm in L-56 Part of Teen Tech Week activities
  • Preschool Storytime (ages 3- 5) March 10 @10:15 am
  • Crafternoon – Crafts + Books = FUN March 10 @3:30 pm (ages 6-12)
  • Central Reader’s Club (Memphis and the Super Flood of 1937 by Patrick O’Daniel)

March 10 @6:30 pm in the Humanities Department

  • Baby and Books March 11  @10:15 am
  • Internet Basics for Adults March 11 @10 am
  • Teen Tech Tuesday March 11 @2:30 pm in L-56 Teens celebrate Teen Tech Week with the latest gadgets and gizmos to produce a movie, arrange a song, and write a book. Call 415-2739 for details.
  • Toddler Story Time March12 @10:15 am (ages 18-36 months) in Children’s Department
  • Wider Angle Film Series (Broken directed by Rufus Norris) March 12 @6 pm in the Humantities Department
  • Preschool Storytime March 13  @10:15 am (ages 3 – 5)
  • Dixon Gallery’s Art to Grow: Stained Glass a la Marc Chagall March 13

 @1:30 pm (ages 6 and older) Groups must register by calling 415-2700

  • Small Business Start-Up March 13

@6 pm in Business/Sciences Department, third floor

  • Paws for Reading March 15 @1pm Children read with trained READ therapy dog Olly. Hablan espanol e ingles.

 Cordova (415-2764)

  • Tunes and Tales  Woodwind Quartet March 8 @11 am (for children)
  • Internet Basics Class for Adults March 12 @10 am
  • International Storytime Celebrating Poland March 15 @11 am (ages 4- 11)

Crenshaw (415-2765)

  • Spring Cleaning at Crenshaw March 12 @10:30 am Children and teens pick up litter and clean up and enjoy a pizza party following.
  • Miz Crenshaw’s Farmers Market March 13 @10:30 am Children eat fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market named for Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw. UT Extension Program guest Rita Jackson will read to the children and provide coloring booklets and recipe cards to parents.

 East Shelby (415-2767)

  • Preschool Storytime March 8 @1 pm

Gaston Park (415-2769)

  • It’s All About Matter March 11 @11 am With this introduction to chemistry, kids ages 8 and up will explore the concept of matter changing using root beer floats and balloon racing.
  • I Am A Builder March 12 @ 11 am With this introduction to engineering, children ages 5 and up will design geometric spaces using marshmallows, gumdrops, toothpicks, and plastic straws.
  • I Can’t Believe My Eyes March 13 @ 11 am With this introduction to biology, children ages 8 and older will learn how to use a microscope and conduct simple experiments.

Parkway Village (415-2776) 

  • Towel Origami March 11 @3 pm Adults make their own whimsical animals from towels like ones seen on cruise ships
  • Children’s Movie Day March 12 @2 pm Children will enjoy a movie and refreshments.
  • Teen Yu-Gi-Oh! March 13 @2 pm Teens battle for championship as they play this popular game.

Raleigh (415-2778) Registration required for activities below.

  • Art to Grow March 10 @10:30 am
  • Print It, Stamp It, Make It Your Own March 11 @10:30 am
  • Slime and Other Science Fun March 12 @10:30 am
  • My Green Thumb March 13 @10:30 am

 South (415-2780)

  • Computer Basics March 11 @10 am

Whitehaven (415-2781)

  • Seed Seedling Swap for Adults March 8 @11 am

AMBER Alerts Now Available on Twitter

On January 13, 2014, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children(NCMEC) announced the launch of an AMBER Alert Twitter account to allow 49 million users nationwide to receive AMBER Alerts using the handle@AMBERAlert. This announcement comes on AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which recognizes the AMBER Alert program of urgent bulletins to assist in the search for and rescue of abducted children. The alerts are distributed by media, transportation agencies, the wireless industry, Internet service providers, the trucking industry, and others. OJJDP administers the national training and technical assistance program, which expands and enhances the national AMBER Alert network; increases and improves law enforcement response to missing, endangered, and abducted children; creates greater community capacity in understanding broader issues related to exploitation and abuse of children; and enhances public participation in the recovery of missing, endangered, and abducted children. To that end, OJJDP works closely with NCMEC and other key partners.

Resources:

Learn more about the AMBER Alert program.

Download free resources from NCMEC.

Follow NCMEC on Twitter and Facebook.

It’s time to register for Teen Technology Camp 2012 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The application deadline is May 10. You can sign up at any Memphis Public Library & Information Center or follow the link Teen Technology Application to the Memphis Public Library & Information Center webpage to register.

Teen Technology Camp begins July 16 and is a week long technology-based Summer Camp for teens aged 13 to 15. The technology camp is sponsored by the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management and the City of Memphis Public Library .

901-415-2732.
The deadline to apply is May 10, 2012 (Extended).

GOT TECH 2012 Needs Instructors!

The GOT TECH 2012 Summer Technology Camp is looking for tech-savvy teachers to serve as instructors to students entering grades 4 – 8 in the fall of 2012. Volunteers (cleared by MCS Security) are also needed.

GOT TECH 2012 will take place June 4 – 8, 2012, from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at Hamilton Middle, Hickory Ridge Middle and Riverwood Elementary.

For more information and to apply, go to http://goo.gl/YggE3 .