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2016-2017 Academy

  • When: November 2016 – June 2017 (one Saturday a month)
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Where: Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Virginia
  • Each girl receives academy materials, T-shirt, and goodie bag.
  • Lunch and snacks are provided.

Fee: $350. Includes one-time, non-refundable application fee of $50. Gives all-access to our workshops and curriculum!

Registration is now closed

Computer Anatomy and Operating System Fundamentals

Saturday, November 12, 2016
900a – 230p

  • What's inside the Box? (PC Components)
  • Windows 7 and Ubuntu Installation
  • Introduction to Virtual Machines
  • Basic OS System Administration
  • Introduction to Computer Security and Workstation Hardening

Adventures on the World Wide Web

Saturday, December 10, 2016

(Default idea for a page to build would be an "About Me" or "Projects" profile)

  • Basic Web Design: Storyboarding a Website on paper
  • Introduction to Web Standards and Friendly File Formats
  • Introduction to HTML5
  • Introduction to CSS and Bootstrap

Mobile Application Development

Saturday, January 14, 2017
900a – 230p

  • Create mobile app development environment
  • Walk through creating small apps using AppInventor
  • Create project app

Information Security and Forensics

Saturday, February 11, 2016
900a – 230p

  • Footprinting and Reconnaissance, Open Source Intelligence gathering
  • Introduction to Services, Ports, and Protocols using Wireshark
  • Introduction to Information Security: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability
  • Introduction to File System: How data is stored, what is kept in memory
  • Basic Forensic: FTK, Sleuth Kit

Microcontrollers & Electronics

Saturday, March 11, 2017
900a – 230p

  • Intro to microcontrollers & electronic conductivity
  • Assemble project with Makey Makey
  • Code project with scratch code

Programming with Python

Saturday, April 8, 2017
900a – 230p

  • Setting up the Python Environment in Windows
  • Introduction to Basic Programming Functionality
  • Create a Program
  • Edit current Python Games


Saturday, May 13, 2017
900a – 230p

  • Build robot from pieces
  • Program robot using software
  • Test robot and reprogram to work against challenges

Wearable Tech

Saturday, June 10, 2017
900a – 230p

  • Wearable tech & electronics intro
  • Soldering basics
  • Assemble wearable project
  • Code project


Saturday, June 10, 2017
330p – 530p

  • Project showcase
  • Wearable tech fashion show
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    We need continued financial support to provide these awesome workshops to our girls!