Jul
9
to Jul 12

MCWT - Camp Infinity (Kent ISD-Grand Rapids)

Camp Infinity introduces girls to computer and internet technologies through hands-on activities. Campers are split into two groups according to the Fall 2018 grade level: 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. Campers in grades 5th-6th will study video game design concepts and robotics. Campers in grades 7th-8th will study robotics and mobile app design concepts. In addition, students will participate in mini- sessions that highlight programming skills and real-world uses of technology. Campers will also get an opportunity to meet with women who work in technological fields and explore career options in technology. 

Can you get involved by volunteering or providing some company swag for the event?

Contact CampInfinity@mcwt.org

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Jul
16
to Jul 19

MCWT - Camp Infinity (Davenport University-Holland)

Camp Infinity introduces girls to computer and internet technologies through hands-on activities. Campers are split into two groups according to the Fall 2018 grade level: 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. Campers in grades 5th-6th will study video game design concepts and robotics. Campers in grades 7th-8th will study robotics and mobile app design concepts. In addition, students will participate in mini- sessions that highlight programming skills and real-world uses of technology. Campers will also get an opportunity to meet with women who work in technological fields and explore career options in technology. 

Can you get involved by volunteering or providing some company swag for the event?

Contact CampInfinity@mcwt.org

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Jun
21
5:30 PM17:30

Employer Seminar: Innovative Talent Development Strategies

WMTT invites IT leaders, hiring managers, HR and training & development professionals to this free seminar. Join us for a conversation about innovative and inclusive strategies to find and develop tech talent through non-traditional pathways.

AGENDA

5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking and appetizers
 
6:00pm: Welcome and introductions
 
6:10pm: Brandon Brown*, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at Meridian, will discuss how the metro Detroit health care company attracts, trains and onboards tech talent
 
6:35pm: Panel discussion (moderated by Celena Mancina)

  • Chris Hamm, BizStream & BizStream Academy - Non-traditional methods for finding tech talent
  • Jeffrey Fuller, Magic-Wrighter - performance in tech employees from traditional vs. non-traditional backgrounds
  • Bryan Mecklenberg, Goodwill GR Tech Training Program - developing non-traditional talent streams for IT companies

7:00pm-7:30pm: Q & A + extended networking

Register Here

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

The Midwest Tech Project - Ladies 1st Women In Tech Conference

The Midwest Tech Project & Mini Mogul Academy Is Excited To Announce Our 2nd Annual "Ladies First" Women In Technology Conference, At Grand Rapids Community College June 1st From 9-2pm! GRPS Female Students Will Have The Opportunity To Engage With Leading Creative Tech Firms & Software Development Companies Through A Series Of Panels, Breakout Sessions & Live Demonstrations Throughout The Day. Our Goal Is To Create More Interest In STEM Education/Professions & To Help Diversify The Tech Industry, Through Direct Engagement With The Community By Bringing Technology Opportunities Straight To The Neighborhood. More Details To Be Announced Soon!

Check out Event details on Facebook Or Via Our Email TheMidwestTechProject@gmail.com.

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May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Michigan Council of Women in Technology - Connectnet Social

A great opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas, develop new professional relationships, and often, make lifelong friendships. 

Please join us for our Spring ConnectNet Social. Learn how MCWT can help you accelerate your technology career and contribute your skills back to the community. Join us for a social hour hosted by MCWT Foundation. Light appetizers will be provided, cash bar.

More details and RSVP here.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Midwest Tech Project and Loop Coding Center: Diversifying the Tech Ecosystem

We The The Midwest Tech Project, Are Excited To Host A Reception For Our Good Friends The Loop Coding Center. Loop Is A Millennial Led Start-Up Company, Based In Grand Rapids Michigan That Offers Coding Workshops & Bootcamps For Diverse Middle School & Highschool Age Students. Loop Is Such An Important Organization For The West Michigan Community Because They Programmatically Offer Bilingual Technology Education Courses For Our Community's Spanish Speaking Residents. We Are Excited To Celebrate This New Dynamic Company With Members Of GR's Growing Technology Scene, Entrepreneurs & The Community. This Will Be A Fun Evening Of Networking & Learning About How We Can Support The Work To Make GR's Tech Industry More Diverse & Accessible. 

Register For This Event Here On Facebook Or Via Our Email TheMidwestTechProject@gmail.com.

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Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Software GR Presents Michael Bopp: Mastering the Art of Learning in Technology

When was the last time you learned something new on the job? Making a career in technology requires constant learning. Every project offers opportunities to apply new techniques, frameworks, or hacks. Since we learn on a consistent basis, how do we learn well? This talk will explore learning techniques, guidance, and advice. 

West Michigan Tech Talent will have a short time to present tangible ways industry professionals can continue learning and how companies can take advantage of training reimbursement grants to do so. 

To learn more and register: Click Here

 

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