Nov
16
Sat
FIRST LEGO League Harrisonburg Regional Tournament @ JMU, CISAT
Nov 16 all-day

Volunteers needed for FIRST LEGO League Harrisonburg Regional Tournament!

Volunteer
The FIRST LEGO League Harrisonburg Regional Tournament is free to attend and open to the public! Come see what it’s all about. Prepare for excitement, robotics, and LEGOS. Better yet — volunteer! Just a few hours of your time can have a huge impact! To sign up as a volunteer, please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/GoHYA7MFs9QKdoGz9

2019 Challenge: CITY SHAPER
What if you could build a better world? Where would you begin?

More than ever, we must come together to innovate and solve problems. In FIRST®, you are part of a thriving community brimming with inspiration, creativity, and hope for a stronger, more sustainable future-one that’s built better together. You have the power to help the cities, towns, and places you call home reach new heights. With the support of the FIRST community, this is your opportunity to lead our future forward-and up.
FIRST LEGO League challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During the CITY SHAPER season, teams will choose and solve a real-world problem in the Innovation Project. They will also build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS technology to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the FIRST signature set of Core Values, celebrating discovery, teamwork, and Gracious Professionalism.

For more information about FLL, visit https://va-dcfll.org/about-us/

Nov
18
Mon
Valley Women in Tech Lunch @ Wood Grill Buffet
Nov 18 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Gathering all who are interested in supporting women “in tech” from around the Valley for an informal meeting to connect, network, and share ideas. This will be our second meeting. From students to professionals, we welcome all. We’re building our Women in Technology village and we want you to be engaged.

Take a look at an organization in Charlottesville, Charlottesville Women in Tech (https://www.cvillewomen.tech/), we are keeping them in mind as we start a conversation among women who are in tech, in the Valley. As always, that’s anywhere on the range from tech user to tech creator. Elaine Cheng, Chief Information Officer, Shentel and Nicky Swayne, CEO, Shen. Valley Technology Council will facilitate the meeting.


Valley Women in Tech | November 18, 2019

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Nov
19
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

In the Lab @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

Nov
20
Wed
SVTC Luncheon | Innovate and Improve Brand By Embracing Web Accessibility @ Wood Grill Buffet
Nov 20 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Description
Want to create a more innovative web site that better represents your brand? Web accessibility (a11y) is a great place to start. Come learn about recent accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.0 & 2.1), and how following them will make your website more engaging and easier to use for everyone.

Chris O'Brien Headshot web accessibility talk
About the Speaker
Chris O’Brien has been with higher education software company Jenzabar since 2001, serving as an application architect, product manager, UX/UI designer, and now as the UX team founder and lead. His user-centered approach drives his work with web accessibility and design systems and he’s excited to see where his passion will take him next. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn

 

Thank you to our luncheon sponsors:

segra logo            Dynamic Aviation Logo       Harrisonburg Economic Development Logo


SVTC Luncheon Sign-up | Nov. 20, 2019

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Engineer It @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Young inventors and engineers will have a chance to integrate all STEM disciplines as they tackle a different design problem each week on Wednesdays at 4 PM.

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

 

Nov
26
Tue
In the Lab @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

Nov
27
Wed
Engineer It @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Young inventors and engineers will have a chance to integrate all STEM disciplines as they tackle a different design problem each week on Wednesdays at 4 PM.

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

 

Dec
3
Tue
In the Lab @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

Tech Tuesday @ Pale Fire Brewing
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm

informal networking for techies

 

Join us at Tech Tuesday for some informal networking for techies in Harrisonburg!

Dutch treat. No registration necessary. Technology agnostic.