Los Alamos ScienceFest is currently seeking Science and Tech companies to showcase their work or even host an activity or demo during Festival Day this summer from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. ScienceFest brings family-fun to downtown Los Alamos, where attendees can visit tents with interactive science demos, a kids’ activity area, music, food, beverages and live musical performances.
Register to Participate! Early-bird exhibitor registration is FREE now until May 31.
ScienceFest will also be offering a free IMPACT TRAINING the week before....Subject-matter experts in any STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) field who would like to develop their skills in speaking and working with the public are invited to learn more about how to engage with the public to increase their impact with audiences in a variety of settings including schools and other outreach events. The seminar is based on the "Portal to the Public" curriculum developed through the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, and is used by more than 60 institutions nationwide. Those who participate (the seminar is limited to 10 companies) will receive free registration, tent, booth, table and chairs at ScienceFest. If you’re interested in the Impact Training, please contact Lauren McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"AbqGig is pleased to announce today they have won a $10,000 grant from the NSF - Mozilla WINS Challenge to begin transforming Barelas into a Smart Gigabit neighborhood. https://wirelesschallenge. mozilla.org/#winners-2.
February 20, 2018 -- By using the latest millimeter wave (mmwave) technology to connect to the low-cost City of Albuquerque’s public access Central Avenue fiber, AbqGig and their contractor partner CDM Telecom Consultants, will deploy a wireless gigabit demonstration into the heart of Barelas at a fraction of the cost of laying fixed-line fiber.
Modern mmwave technology delivers last-mile gigabit connections wirelessly to homes and businesses. The use of IgniteNet’s patented 60 GHz for the backhaul, and last-mile dedicated access includes traditional 5 and 2.4 GHz spectrum for street-level Wi-Fi for citizens, emergency responders, smart traffic signals, Internet-of-Things, and other Smart City applications.
The Barelas Neighborhood Association, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Barelas Community Coalition, and Casa Barelas, an education/computer lab for local students, all support this project and are eager to see wireless mmwave technology come to their community. They realize that having modern high-speed internet service in the community increases safety and is an economic asset that will strengthen existing businesses and attract new ones.
AbqGig is a non-profit community broadband working group improving internet connectivity in the most underserved neighborhoods. It also seeks to provide advocacy, education, and service for the underserved. For more information, email email@example.com"
Hooray for "Entrepreneur Storytime" thanks to Melanie Lenci, who launched Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs of Santa Fe with support from the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Come hear inspiring and real-life stories of Santa Fe startups. Next week, "Get the inside scoop on the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of creating a software startup in Santa Fe with Millennial Eric Streeper, co-founder of Xerb.tv. Read his article: “Santa Fe Startup May Change the Way Filmmakers and Content Creators Get Paid.” Also, hear from the owner of the Santa Fe Brewing Company, Brian Lock, who "will share snippets of his story, which includes buying the Santa Fe Brewing Company from his partners in 2003, expanding operations to 40K sq ft, growing distribution to 9 states, and the upcoming opening of a new location to savor their high-quality beers in downtown Santa Fe."
Entrepreneur Story Time features Xerb
Thursday, March 1
6:30 to 8:30ish PM
@ The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
37 Fire Place Santa Fe, NM 87508
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Teeniors presented Technology 101, their first private event in Santa Fe on Thursday, February 15 at 2pm at El Castillo Senior Living Community in Santa Fe!
According to their website, "Teeniors™ are tech-savvy teens and young adults who help seniors learn technology through one-on-one, personal coaching. Whether it's a smartphone, tablet or computer - Teeniors work to empower Seniors to connect with loved ones and engage with the world through technology, while also providing meaningful jobs to young adults."
"Teeniors™ began as a business idea pitched at the first ever Startup Weekend Women’s Edition in New Mexico (2015). Through the hard work of an amazing team, it won 1st place. Within a week of the first customer discovery event, Teeniors™ booked the first client at $400. Since then, Teeniors™ has evolved into a vibrant platform connecting teens and young adults with elders of all ages across Albuquerque and it's surrounding cities. An award-winning* new business, Teeniors™ have now coached over a thousand older adults and provided work to dozens of youth in New Mexico, while earning continuous 5-star client reviews and substantial press coverage. "
To learn more visit www.teeniors.com
Community Learning Network is committed to “real-life learning,” and through our New Mexico TechWorks initiative, we are working collaboratively to expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise and employment in our region, especially for rural, underserved, and underrepresented community members.
Thanks to support from Verizon and the global Internet Foundation, as well as LANL Foundation, PNM, Santa Fe Community Foundation, the City of Santa Fe Office of Economic Development, Nusenda, and George R.R. Martin’s nonprofit Stagecoach Foundation, New Mexico TechWorks is gearing up for an exciting Tech-filled, Techsavvy year of inspiration, innovation, and learning!
January marks the launch of a series of community-driven and school-based Coding Training programs, plus Tech Career outreach and Family Coding events, for rural, underserved, and underrepresented students throughout Northern New Mexico.
While Jicarilla Apache youth are learning to code as far north as Dulce, on the Colorado border, high school students in the rural communities of Jemez and Pojoaque will also be developing their Tech skills this semester. In Santa Fe, students at the Santa Fe Indian School, Tierra Encantada Charter School, and the Academy for Technology and the Classics will be learning to code, as well. Meanwhile, Zuni students will enjoy a Rasberry Pi coding training pilot at Zuni Middle School, plus the Santa Clara Pueblo library is slated to start a coding education initiative this year, too!
With Tech Career outreach and Family Coding events scheduled in tandem with regional Coding Training programs, plus a “Summer of Tech” on the horizon full of camps, classes, workshops, and bootcamps, we are beefing up outreach and education efforts to “get kids to see possibilities they never dreamed of.” And teachers, too! Thanks to partnerships with the Computer Science Teachers Association and numerous training partners, students, as well as educators, are enjoying opportunities to improve their technology skills. CSPD Week in June will kick-off a range of professional development intensives specifically developed for teachers and designed to strengthen the quality and quantity of long-term Tech educational opportunities in our state.
Plus, we are hosting local Tech working group meetings to develop a network or regional Tech coalitions, launching a Tech Corridor at the upcoming Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair in April, hosting the first annual New Mexico APP Awards and Showcase in the fall, and producing our first coding and Tech skills promotional video for New Mexico with help from our many community partners. Stay tuned! For news and updates on what is happening in our state, visit www.nmtechworks.com and follow New Mexico TechWorks on Facebook!
It is going to be an exciting day of Science and Technology in the Valley! RoboRave offers demonstrations, competitions, and hands-on Science activities for kids!
When: Saturday March 3rd from 9am-3pm
Where: Northern New Mexico College.
Learn more at www.roborave.org/events#NMRR
As noted on their website: "Santa Fe Community College’s Innovation Center announces the grand opening celebration of Fab Lab Santa Fe from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. The public can tour Fab Lab Santa Fe and join in the festive opening ceremony in the lobby of the Trades and Advanced Technology Center at the college, 6401 Richards Ave. Fab Lab Santa Fe is a part of the international digital FABrication LABoratory network based at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms [CBA] in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded by CBA Director Neil Gershenfeld, Ph.D., Fab Labs democratize access to the five basic tools of digital fabrication, including 3-D printing, laser cutting & marking, CNC machining, vinyl cutting, and microelectronics assembly, all tied together with computer aided design (CAD)."
For more information about Fab Lab Santa Fe visit fablabhub.org. To find out about Continuing Education classes taught at the Fab Lab Santa Fe either call 505-428-1676 or visit sfcc.edu.
Google launched the new online IT Support Professional Certification training program last month. Although the course starts February 12th, applications for Scholarships to take the course for free can be submitted through February 20.
From their website: "This six-course certificate, developed exclusively by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work, either in a small business or at a global company, like Google. Whether you’ve been tinkering with IT or are completely new to the field, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re looking for a job, upon completion of the certificate, you can share your information with top employers, like Bank of America, Walmart, Sprint, GE Digital, PNC Bank, Infosys, TEKsystems, UPMC, and, of course, Google.
Through a dynamic mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hand-on labs and widgets, this program will introduce you to troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, automation, and security.
Along the way, you’ll hear from Googlers with unique backgrounds and perspectives, whose own foundation in IT support served as a jumping off point for their careers. They’re excited to go on this journey with you, as you invest in your future by achieving an end-of-program certificate.
If you dedicate 8-10 hours a week to the courses, you can complete the certificate in about eight months. You can also skip through any content that you might already know and speed ahead to the graded assessments."
According to the Santa Fe Business Incubator: "Santa Fe had the first startup weekend in New Mexico and was the lead on the first Statewide Startup Weekend in the country. And, now you can join the ranks of the Designers, Coders, Creatives, Engineers, Managers, Programmers, Artists, Inventors, Makers, and Doers who have participated in Startup Weekends in Santa Fe over the past 5 years. Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Techstars Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Techstars Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. Visit The Santa Fe Startup Weekend Event page to purchase tickets.
Dates: February 16-18
Location: Santa Fe Business Incubator
Studio Institute offers "a curriculum created partnership with a top Hollywood studio" and an approach to Film Production that "focuses on the fundamentals of the craft with classes such as story structure, lighting, operating the camera, editing, and uploading high-definition short filks to your personal website, web channels, and social media sites." Students will learn to "translate concept and idea into a visual medium while getting hands-on training craft essentials for film productions Working with actors, set etiquette, and planning the shoot are also highlights." Learn more at https://studioinstituteglobal.org
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Description: Train with Union Members and Earn Production Days Toward Union Membership.
Mon-Fri 9AM - 6PM
New Mexico TechWorks is a community coalition to support New Mexico Emergent Media and Technologies and implement the White House TechHire initiative. TechHire is a multi-sector effort to give Americans pathways to well-paying technology jobs.