Tuesday, March 21 5:30-7 p.m. Los Alamos Nature Center 2600 Canyon Rd. Los Alamos (Free admission)
The Everyone Does IT kickoff event features activities that encourage students in grades 2 and up to learn to code. Adults will learn about mentorship opportunities and are encouraged to invite a young person to inspire.
“CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” (Film) Carve out 30 minutes to watch a segment of this film in the planetarium, and leave feeling empowered to code and inspire others in your life to pursue information technology careers! Movie showings start at: 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
CoderDojo for Teens CoderDojo is a global network of volunteer-led computer programming clubs, and there is a chapter at Los Alamos Makers—your community makerspace! Teens should visit this booth to interact with Raspberry Pi (not a food!) and an internet-connected night camera. For more information about Los Alamos Makers, visit www.losalamosmakers.org and CoderDojo visit here.
Dragon Dash & Photo Booth Program a dragon through castles or program a Photo Booth app. Visit this booth and dive right into coding! Activities are designed for students in Grades 2 and up.
Hear That? It’s the Atomic Women! Follow the music to the Atomic Women who will show you how to modify music by re-programming some notes. The Atomic Women is a network of mentors and peers helping women thrive in their careers at the Laboratory and in the community.
Recruiting @ Los Alamos National Laboratory Discover all the amazing career opportunities for you at Los Alamos National Laboratory. For more information, visit www.lanl.gov/careers.
Supercomputing Challenge The Supercomputing Challenge is an exciting program that offers a truly unique experience to students in New Mexico. The opportunity to work on the most powerful computers in the world is currently available to only a very few students in the entire United States, but in New Mexico, it is just one of the benefits of living in the “Land of Enchantment.” Learn about the Challenge and challenge mentors from the program to a computer science magic trick. For more information, visit www.supercomputingchallenge.org.
Software is Everywhere Meet Scientist Ambassadors from Los Alamos National Laboratory, and you’ll find yourself fired up about the Internet of Things, software, and cyber security. This interactive exhibit features a demo about how the home automation device Amazon Echo can turn on a lamp, how a microcontroller called Arduino can make an LED blink, and how software is integral to your daily lives.
VISIBLE Virtual Reality (VR) Experience The Los Alamos National Laboratory VISIBLE team will lead you through VR demos using the HTC VIVE and Samsung Gear VR headsets! The headsets turn a room into a virtual 3D space, allowing the user to interact with a virtual environment. The VISIBLE Team is comprised of professional programmers, 3D artists, game developers, and visual effects artists. They produce engaging and informative videos, interactive training modules, mobile applications, 3D simulations, and virtual recreations. For more information on the Team, visit www.visible3d.lanl.gov.
Hacking Queen of the Hill Queen of the Hill is a free all-girls computer security event that teaches young women basic principles used to break computer security, in order to better know how to defend. Middle and high school students are invited to this booth to become computer crime detectives in a safe and legal environment to learn and practice computer defense techniques. Interested to mentor young people in forensic incident response? Visit this booth to meet the Dirtbags, a group of computer security professionals who provide software and run trainings and contests. For more information, visit www.qoth.net.
Women in Computing Professional women from Los Alamos National Laboratory will be available to answer your questions at the event and to guide you towards activities of your interest.
Who is sponsoring this event? The Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Directorate for Business Innovation (ADBI), Associate Directorate for Theory, Simulation, & Computation (ADTSC), and Community Partnerships Office (CPO) are joining forces with the Los Alamos community to present an event that builds awareness of and takes action against the diversity problem in the IT workforce.