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

**Requires Free Ticket** 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 and how to get around the...

Room: IronwoodTrack: KidzMashTags: OtherFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: 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
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

Introduction to 3d printing and modeling

Presented by: Andrew Fuller
Time: Thursday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come join us for an introduction to 3D printing and modeling. Learn about how a printer works, learn about different types of filament and then create your own design that you’ll be able to take home. A laptop is required and we will be designing in Tinkercad

Room: IronwoodTrack: KidzMashTags: HardwareFormat: KidzMash DivezLevel: Introductory and overview
10:30 AM

Unravelling the Rubik’s

Presented by: Benjamin Fox
Time: Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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
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
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

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

Presented by: Vicki Glenn
Time: Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 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
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

**Requires Free Ticket** 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...

Room: IronwoodTrack: 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

Something from Nothing

Presented by: damian synadinos
Time: Friday 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
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