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DAT: Media Creator Meetup


with Mayra Ruiz-Valtierra

Join the Media Creator team for the opportunity to exercise your creativity. Earn volunteer hours while working to build the NEST community through small projects in graphic design, photography, videography, and music production. This is a creative space, for creative thinkers, who have creative solutions.

Additional Information: Open to all members, recommended for new members. Members will learn: 

  • Adobe illustrator 
  • Digital Illustrations
  • Design Layout + Composition
  • Creating artist page on Instagram

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DAT: Acting Lab I


with Andres Mercado

Ready to become a movie star? In this training we will learn the fundamentals of script analysis, character development, and on-camera acting through scene study, monologues, and a variety of exercises.

Additional Information: Open to all members, recommended for new members. Highly recommended for Connect Crew and Events Unit members. This training can be taken more than once. 

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DAT: Photography Meetup


with Carlos Campos

If you’re stuck in “auto mode” on your camera because “manual mode” seems too intimidating, the photography meetup is here for you!  Learn the basics of exposure and how to use the settings on your camera. Join us in this creative space to get the support and training you need to be a great photographer! During this meetup we will focus on Studio photography and editorial photoshoots. This is great for new and experienced members to create portfolio peices for their creative resume. 

Additional Information: Open to all members, recommended for new members.  Members will learn to use: 

  • T6i Camera
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Studio Photography
  • Studio Lighting and Color Setup

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DAT: Podcast Meetup
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DAT: Podcast Meetup


with Jane Tobias

In this meetup we’ll  document stories from our community and share them with the public. The Podcast Meetup is designed to introduce you to future careers in media creation and journalism. In this workshop you will practice radio and documentary journalism by creating podcast episodes that tell the stories of communities and issues that are important to you. 

Additional Information: Open to all members, recommended for new members. Members will learn to use: 

  • Adobe Audition
  • Studio Microphones
  • Rode Podcasting Interface
  • Zoom H1 + H6

PPL: Events Unit Meetup


with Yazmin Herrera

Be part of the team that designs, plans, and manages events that tie the NEST to the wider community. Learn how to think critically, solve problems, and see a project through from beginning to end alongside of a supportive team. You can transfer those skills to become a project manager, event coordinator, or a promoter. Past events coordinated by this team include holiday parties, game days, fashion shows, and movie screenings. What will our next event be? It’s up to you!

WIT: Girls Who Code


with Monica Gutierrez


Girls who code is club created for women by women that feel underrepresented in tech, workplace,classrooms and other areas of life. This club provides a safe, supportive and exciting space for female-identified members to take the mystery out tech, engage in funtivities, get exposed to various career fields while creating an enjoyable community of girls that want to change the way females are represented.

Additional Information: 

  • Free food and snacks provided


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WIT (S): Opentrons API Design Workshop


with Franco Sanchez

Calendar Dec 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn how to design and program APIs by working on a robot from Opentrons, a robot used for biotechnology automation.

Additional Information:

  • WIT 2 or experience with programming in Python, Java, C++ or any other Object Oriented Language.
  • This includes knowledge of: classes, modules, and data structures and algorithms
  • Understanding of APIs and internet protocols is recommended but not required

WIT: Tech Squad Meetup


with Daniel Pesqueda



Tech Squad is dedicated to advancing Digital NEST’s mission of providing access to technology for all. Members in Tech Squad learn essential project management and technical skills to help meet all of our members and staff needs around technology. The goal of Tech Squad is to get members prepared to take on entry-level technical support jobs in any company.

You must apply to be in Tech Squad!

The application process:

  1. Become a member at the Digital NEST
  2. Ask for an application at The Outlet
  3. Complete the application and turn it in to the Outlet
  4. Get contacted for an interview
  5. Rock the Interview!!
  6. Congrats you're in tech squad

Additional Information: 

  • No expierence needed 
  • Proactive and eager to learn hands on IT skills and problem solving 
  • Tech Squad meets once a week
  • It is a continous program becasue you are the IT backone of the Digital NEST




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