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DAT Media Creator Meetup Salinas

Free

with Jane Tobias

Calendar Feb 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

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

Full Course

Field Trip: Backpacking Trip

Free

with Monica V

Calendar Apr 5, 2019 , runs for 1 week

Interested in camping for the weekend? Join us on a fun hike to a beautiful camping site. We will learn how to work together to meet our goals and feel comfortable and safe out in the Wilderness. 

You will need to attend a training Wednesday, March 27 from 2-3pm to get the basics of being out in the Wilderness and get to know your group. 

Field Trip: Github/Linux

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar May 11, 2019 at 11 am

Github is one a must-have tool for developers. It allows other people to work with you on the same project and it has a useful history log so you can go back to a previous version of your code if you mess up the code you’re working on. It’s like a Google Doc for coders, and more than that, it’s a place where you can show off your work, like a portfolio. Learn how to use it and stand out to employers.

The prerequisite is WIT 1: Exploring Web & Information Tech.

WIT 1: Exploring Web & Information Tech (S)

Free

with Franco Sanchez

Calendar Feb 19, 2019 at 4 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Create a side-scrolling platform game that is challenging for your friends to play and a web page that displays the high scores- all in one workshop! This workshop explores the fields within our web and information technology career focus area (game development, web development, data, and IT) and how they all relate to each other. You will learn the fundamentals of programming through Python and the fundamentals of creating a web page with HTML, CSS and Javascript.

WIT: Everyday Tech (S)

Free

with Franco Sanchez

Calendar May 14, 2019 at 4:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Understand the general purpose of commonly used software, such as Microsoft Excel and Google Calendar, and make them more useful for members. This will be done by having a project in mind and using a specific software to complete that project. Shortcut keys, file conversion, and productivity are examples that will be taught in this course.

WIT: Github Field Trip

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jun 21, 2019 at 8 am

Any job seeker stands out from the crowd when they have portfolios in their resumes. What does a programmer’s portfolio look like? If you haven’t gotten to the point of creating your own projects, collaborating on an existing project on GitHub is a good way to start. Employers notice of your contributions on GitHub and they like that they can see your code. They may even ask you to write some code for a sample exercise and upload it to GitHub. Not only that, Github is an essential tool to know how to use a popular development platform that is commonly used with GitHub. Join this field trip to understand the Github world.

Additional Information:

  • Encouraged to have: Beginner to Intermediate WIT Frontend and/or WIT backend experience. Higher skill set is also welcomed. 
  • This field trip specific for people that are in WIT.




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