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Web + Information Technology

WIT : UX & UI Design

Free

with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jun 14, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Description: 

Good user experience and user interface is essential to design a clean website for users . In this workshop, members will  learn Adobe XD to design a website that is hypnotic, purposeful and works across different screen sizes.  Work with a sample project, content and get feedback along the way to create a stunning website that will set you apart. Bring your website to professional level by using Adobe XD to prototype your website before the coding begins. Gain web design knowledge that will give you the competitive edge as a web developer for bizzNEST or a web programming career.

Tools:

  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • We will be using Google Classroom for assignments, so please make sure to have a Google account
  • You will be given an Adobe License for the duration of the workshop to use  Adobe XD. 

Important Information: 

  • Reminder texts with details about the workshop and how to prepare for it will be sent one week before the start date.
  • If you are not a member of the Digital NEST please complete this membership registration form here It is free! 

Additional Information:

  • Must be a Digital NEST member, or in the process of becoming a member, to take this program.
  • Beginner friendly, so no programming experience required
  • All equipment and software programs are provided.
  • Instructors will follow up with you regarding the equipment and access to the virtual classroom, so stay tuned!

WIT : Database Design

Free

with Franco Sanchez

Calendar Jun 14, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Description:

Our world today is heavily technologically driven, and everyday there is massive amounts of information being transferred across different devices, systems, and networks. To the common person, it’s easy to take for granted how accessible, reliable, secure, and efficient data and information is shared between our devices and the internet. This is largely made possible by the critical work of data programmers, architects, and administrators, who design and implement the vast data systems that operate schools, hospitals, banks, airports, and so much more. This workshop will introduce you to the design process deployed in databases, and we will explore the various data modeling tools, such as E-R Diagrams and Normalization. By the end you should be able to craft a simple database system that deploys information efficiently and reliably.

Tools:

  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • You will need a Mode Analytics account for this class. Please create on here (you can use your Google account)

Important Information: 

  • Reminder texts with details about the workshop and how to prepare for it will be sent one week before the start date.
  • If you are not a member of the Digital NEST please complete this membership registration form here It is free! 

Additional Information:

  • If you are not a NEST Member, please register here
  • Please register on the Google Classroom for this class here
  • Beginner friendly; no programming experience is required

WIT : Introduction to JavaScript

Free

with Mayra Ochoa

Calendar Jun 15, 2021 at 3 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Description: 

Dive into the world of programming by learning Javascript, a powerful language that animates websites and creates interactive behavior in web apps. Javascript is a powerful and flexible programming language of the web. It powers the interactive behavior in most websites. In this workshop you will learn javascript fundamentals, animate websites that amaze users, and understand the natural habitat of websites and web apps. Master this tool and start thinking like a developer. At the same time you will get closer to bizzNEST and become more competitive for developer jobs in the industry. 

Tools:

  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • We will be using Google Classroom for assignments, so please make sure to have a Google account
  • We will be using Repl.it, so please make an account with your Gmail

Important Information: 

  • Reminder texts with details about the workshop and how to prepare for it will be sent one week before the start date.
  • If you are not a member of the Digital NEST please complete this membership registration form here It is free! 

Additional Information:

  • Must be a Digital NEST member, or in the process of becoming a member, to take this program.
  • Beginner friendly, so no programming experience required
  • All equipment and software programs are provided.
  • Instructor will follow up with you regarding the equipment and access to the virtual classroom, so stay tuned!

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WIT : Girls Who Code

Free

with Mayra Ochoa

Calendar Jun 16, 2021 at 12 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Description:  

Girls who code is a 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 of 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. 

Tools:

  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • We will be using Google Classroom for assignments, so please make sure to have a Google account

Additional Information:

  • If you are not a NEST Member, please register here
  • Bring a friend
  • No prior experience necessary
  • Get exposed to skills from different areas of technology such as; computer programming, information technology, networking, data, design and many others. 

WIT : Tech Squad

Free

with Mayra Ochoa & Franco Sanchez

Calendar Jun 18, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Description:

Join Tech Squad, a team that is dedicated to advancing Digital NEST’s mission of providing access to technology for all and helping you break into tech, and careers in tech. Members in Tech Squad learn customer service skills, as well as essential project management and technical skills, to help meet all of our members and staff needs around technology. This summer, Tech Squad will be teaming up with the organization Artists Ink, and lead a collaborative project that will increase internet access to families in Salinas. We will also design and share education resources in digital literacy, and develop a system that will provide ongoing support to struggling families. Tech Squad members will engage in the entire project process, from the initial brainstorming discussions to the final deliverables of our work. Join us and be part of the efforts to improve access to technology in our local communities!

Tools:

  • We will be using Zoom for virtual teaching. Please make sure you have Zoom installed.
  • We will be using Google Classroom for assignments, so please make sure to have a Google account

Additional Information: 

  • Complete community service hours by working in tech squad
  • Get hands-on experience 
  • Tech Squad is like a club membership and not a class. We will be meeting and discussing things frequently.

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