KidzMash Schedule

KidzMash Schedule2019-12-06T02:44:20-05:00

Tuesday

9:00 AM

The Boop and Beep: A Tale of the Arduino

Presented by: Curtis Darst
Time: Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Hey, what's an AR-DWEEN-NO? Follow the story of the Arduino as we connect some circuits and play some games. Learn how to interact with the Arduino and how the Arduino will interact with you. Take home the fun after completing this session. *Small parts are involved.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Spies, Secret Messages, the Internet, and You!

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever wanted to make a secret message? Unreadable without the key? This session will show you ways that you can create your own secret messages! Starting with some cyphers from history up to ones used on the internet, you'll learn how people protected secrets yesterday and today. You'll...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Other, SecurityFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

On the Zine Streets

Presented by: Erin Hanton
Time: Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

What's a zine? A self-published, often handmade, piece of printing revolution! In this class we'll talk about the endless possibilities available to us through zines and zine culture, and how we can use them to teach, communicate, find community, and as tools for our own personal well-being. We'll...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

The Basics of Blender

Presented by: Jonathan Gotfryd
Time: Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to try modeling but didn't know where to start? The world of open source has a great solution called Blender. It can be used for animation, rendering, VFX, and much more. In this session, you will learn the basics of modeling. how to get around the world of Blender. A computer...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview
2:30 PM

The Kids Guide to Understanding AI

Presented by: Carol Smith
Time: Tuesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The term artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be everywhere, but what does it mean? Why do people seem so scared of AI? Why aren’t there more self-driving cars around? Is machine learning the same as AI? This session will answer these questions and more. Learn what it takes to make these systems,...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Big Data, OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Wednesday

9:00 AM

[KidzMash] Collaborate on your LEGO(R) vision

Presented by: Thomas Haver
Time: Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

LEGO(R) sets are amazingly fun to build, but who has attempted to build a complete set without looking at the instructions? In this session, the kidz & adults will form teams and try to build one of sixteen different Creator sets without the instructions. Only one person from each team will be able...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

Using Python to Develop a Discord Bot

Presented by: Raphael Gotfryd
Time: Wednesday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Discord is the best way to communicate with your gamer friends. But what if I told you that you could create games with it? Well, you can in the form of a Discord bot. In this session we will go over many details about the Discord bot, and have a code along where you can make your own bot game for...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashTags: PythonFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

All About Redstone

Presented by: Peter Deems
Time: Wednesday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this presentation, you will be going through the basics of redstone in Minecraft; how it works, and how to make some easy but efficient redstone contraptions. Participants will need a device with Minecraft already loaded.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Something from Nothing

Presented by: damian synadinos
Time: Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Improv(isational) theater is, essentially, making something from nothing - performers create and perform shows spontaneously, without a script, props, or costumes. But, to be successful at improv, you should learn, practice, and use a few, fundamental improv "rules" - principles and skills that are...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Other, Leadership, Soft Skills/Business, Diversity/Equity/InclusionFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

KidzMash Chase Video Game Workshop

Presented by: Christopher Judd
Time: Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Playing video games is fun right? How about writing your own? In this session, you will learn how to use the free open source JavaScript Phaser.io game framework to create a basic chase game. You will have a blast creating the game, playing the game and finally adding your own customizations to it...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashTags: JavascriptFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Intermediate
2:30 PM

Build an Enigma Machine! (1st session)

Presented by: Steven Swenson
Time: Wednesday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

( There are TWO scheduled Enigma machine sessions. Please only sign up for one of the two scheduled sessions so every child has the opportunity to attend.) Do you love having secrets? Want to share some secrets with friends? In this hands-on workshop each person will build an Enigma encryption...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Thursday

9:00 AM

[KidzMash] Fun Things To Do With Alexa

Presented by: Jeff Blankenburg
Time: Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

This session will introduce KidzMashers to Alexa, and show them some of the cool things they can do with just their voices. We will have devices to play with, tons of things to try, and an interactive game.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Design (UI/UX/CSS), OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

Let’s Play A Game! Computer Hacking and Capture the Flag

Presented by: Joe Kuemerle
Time: Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Have you ever wanted to know how computer hackers are able to get into systems and find out things that they are not supposed to know? If you think you have what it takes to go head to head against other teams to see who can use their computer skills to attack a system then this is the session for...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Intermediate
10:30 AM

What are the chances that you will have fun in this session?

Presented by: Vicki Glenn
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this hand on class, you will learn about probability, games of chance (G-rated), and build a dice tower to use with your newly learned games. The kidz will walk away with their own dice tower and directions to a variety of family friendly games.

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Build an Enigma Machine! (2nd session)

Presented by: Steven Swenson
Time: Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

( There are TWO scheduled Enigma machine sessions. Please only sign up for one of the two scheduled sessions so every child has the opportunity to attend.) Do you love having secrets? Want to share some secrets with friends? In this hands-on workshop each person will build an Enigma encryption...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:30 PM

Absurd Taco Machine

Presented by: Daniel Pries
Time: Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This session is geared towards 10-17 years olds in which the audience will participate with the speaker in a guided session of creating a basic platformer video game using Phaser 3 and Typescript. The audience will participate in four, 20 minute sessions growing in complexity from theme to theme. ...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashTags: Javascript, OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Intermediate
2:30 PM

Code that Snack!

Presented by: Leah Vogel
Time: Thursday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever eaten a sandwich? Could you tell someone else exactly how to make one? Computers require precise instructions to perform their tasks. Incorrect instructions can (and will!) lead to a mess. In this fun session, attendees will be challenged to help Mike and Leah successfully make...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: Functional Programming, OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview

Friday

9:00 AM

Wizarding 101: Static Electricity Magic Tricks

Presented by: Sean Wedig
Time: Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn the summoning charm, and make inanimate objects dance! Bend the flow of water without touching it! Summon a blob to do your bidding! Learn the infamous "Wingardium Leviosa", and make things levitate! Grab your wizarding robes, cheer for your house, control the very forces of nature with...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
9:30 AM

You Can Comic Too: Making and Writing Your Own Comic

Presented by: Matt Williams
Time: Friday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Comics! Fond childhood memories. Our favorite stories, drawn as pictures. But, how do you make a comic? Today, you’ll learn how you can make a comic of your very own at home! You’ll also be shown different comic artists and what they do, things that can help speed up your process, and prices...

Room: BanyanTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Let's Learn Magic

Presented by: Nathan Loding
Time: Friday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Magic is real. Don't believe me? Come to this session and maybe I change your mind! Magic has been a popular form of entertainment for hundreds of years. Illusions can be big (flying! levitating! making planes disappear!) but it can also be small (predicting a color someone is thinking of! making...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
1:00 PM

Unravelling the Rubik’s

Presented by: Benjamin Fox
Time: Friday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Did you know that the world record for solving a Rubik's Cube is 3.47 seconds? If solving the Rubik’s cube seems like an impossible dream, then this session is for you! Come and learn some of the basic history of the Rubik's cube, the terminology for various pieces, and some simple steps to solve...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview
2:30 PM

[KidzMash] Get Creative with Duct Tape!

Presented by: Keith Kurak
Time: Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Duct tape is super-sticky, flexible, and waterproof, and can be used as a quick fix for just about anything that’s broken. It’s even been used to repair spaceships! But, it also can be used to make art. You’ll learn briefly about the science and history of duct tape before we turn you loose to...

Room: AcaciaTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash SessionzLevel: Introductory and overview