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Over the millennia, a specialist marine predator has been evolving in the world’s oceans. Orca to some and Killer Whale to others, this amazingly diverse member of the Cetacea is here in our local Salish Sea. David Drummond, wildlife biologist and naturalist will offer a close look at its adaptations, breeding biology, behavioral ecology, and movements. We’ll cover recent research on global ecotypes, population maintenance and impacts to Orca survival. Join us for this insightful talk on a keystone species of our shared aquatic planet! Saturday, September 22, 1:00-2:30. Please Register online or call the Interpretive Center.

Location: Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve 10441 Bayview Edison Road Mount Vernon, WA. | Start: 9/22/2018 1:00:00 PM End:
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[THIS IS A RECORDED SESSION TO BE SHIPPED TO YOU IMMEDIATELY AFTER RSVP] Keys features: 2 hours of instructor-led training (online webinar) Your mHealth Project evaluation  Hands-out materials What is this course about? In the world of mhealth design, usability is king. Softwares, valuated for millions of dollars, are abandoned due to its lack of appreciation of the power of usable design principles.  This course emphasizes the importance of mobile user experience in designing effective healthcare e-solutions: how different populations of healthcare consumers select and utilize mobile apps in their daily lives, why they sustain or abandon use, and the health benefits and predictive outcomes that are caused by this usage.  Module 1: Gathering Insights from providers and patients' point of view Understand design thinking framework through case studies in healthcare Identifying users pain points (patients and providers) Learn how to gather data and contextualize them into a meaningful architecture Module 2: Ideation in the healthcare sphere Reframing and Ideation - Go wide and wild problem solving technique Know how to foresee the needs based on user personas Module 3: Implementation and limitations Prototyping and testing - fail fast, keep moving technique Know how to stitch the design to the insights gathered Learn how to iterate swiftly  Learn how to manage frustration when failing fast process Open-Discussion: Your current role and how designing a mobile health app can benefit you Who needs to attend? Entrepreneurs at early-stage of their startup (preferrably mhealth) Managers who are committed to solve healthcate problems creatively User Interface designers who wish to expand their towards UX design in health Read my recent #mhealth publication: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8402421/   Who am I? Read my recent #mhealth publication: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8402421/  Public Speaker: USA, Hong kong, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines (+30 talks) Author of "Gamified Psychosphere"  Engineering Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering and Management with Specialization in Biomedical Engineering Advanced Degree in Health Informatics Self taught in Mobile Health App Development, Agile Deployment, Gamification, Data Science and Analytics, IoT controlled Systems, Operational Management, Business Administration (Focus on Early-Stage Startups), etc. (I can’t remember anymore, yup, this is what a nerd consists of…) Co-founder of TechVerse Coworking Space, Rabat City, Morocco – the first tech-oriented coworking space in the kingdom. Chief Software Architect of Sutures App – Gamified Gastro-intestinal e-Surgery Simulator (Check it out! ) Research Fellow at University of Missouri’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. CoFounder of Trybecare – Geomarketing platform Twitter: @shekatanai Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katanai/ I'm open for a co-admin collaboration, contact me kat@trybecare.com 

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Boston, Massachusetts, United States Boston, MA. | Start: 10/10/2018 7:00:00 PM End:
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The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is pleased to announce its first annual Hack For A Cause event in Portland Oct. 19-20 at Portland State University!  The event is a platform for the local tech community to offer their expertise to solve challenges in our community. Participants of various skills and backgrounds are invited to register, join a team, and compete to solve challenges for prizes and community contribution. Learn more about our challenges and opportunities to participate at techoregon.org/events. Presenting Sponsors            Premier Sponsor

Location: PSU School of Business 631 Southwest Harrison Street Portland, OR. | Start: 10/19/2018 2:00:00 PM End:
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Intro to Web Design & Mobile App Development: 6th-8th Grade This two session course is broken down into a morning and afternoon class. We will kick off the course with the Intro to Web Design in the morning, then finish the course with an Intro to Mobile App Development in the afternoon. Tickets can be purchased for both courses individually, or together at a discounted rate. Please see additional information about each course below.  Intro to Web Design (Morning Session: 9 AM - 11:30 AM) Learn the basics of writing code for designing your own website! We will dive into how web pages are structured, coded, and customize our own pages with your own design. Activities Learn basics of HTML and CSS Setup and create your own web pages using thimble.mozilla.org Understand design considerations for websites in a mobile world Who should take this class?  Age: 6th - 8th Grade Before You Come to Class Go to Thimble by Mozilla and create your account to save your work and keep working on the website when class is over. Intro to Mobile App Development (Afternoon Session: 12:30 PM - 3 PM)  Have you ever wondered how to create an app for your phone or tablet?  This class will teach you the basics of designing and programming your very own mobile app.   Activities Create your own mobile application and test on one of our Android tablets. Learn user interface design best practices. Utilize device specific features (such as Text to Speech and the accelerometer) in your app. Your Instructors The lead instructor for Intro to Web Design will be Brandon Coppernoll, instructor and co-founder of TechWise Academy. The lead instructor for Intro to Mobile App Development will be Ryan Hunter, instructor and co-founder of TechWise Academy. What should I bring to the event? You will not need to bring anything to this event. Make sure to go to Thimble by Mozilla and create your account before you come to class.  Who should I contact if I have questions about the event? Alexis Dishman at the Innovation Connector will be able to assist anyone who has questions. 765-285-4900 or akdishman@innovationconnector.com What is Coding Connector? Nearly half of the top jobs in demand in the United States are directly related to coding and programming and with an eye on the future of our community, the Innovation Connector launched the Coding Connector on January 1, 2017 to teach children “the new language of the future.” This initiative is intended to reach school aged youth in first through twelfth grades. The courses offered are for females and males, beginners and advanced, and students from all social-economic backgrounds. By teaming with TechWise Academy, the Coding Connector combines a state-of-the-art facility with fiber based internet access, computer resources, an active marketing and business center and the absolute best coding instructors and facilities in our community. What is TechWise Academy? TechWise Academy teaches children the love for coding and technology through fun, innovative and educational courses in East Central Indiana.

Location: Innovation Connector 1208 West White River Boulevard Muncie, IN. | Start: 9/22/2018 9:00:00 AM End:
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The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston (100BMOH) will host its next mentoring session on Saturday, Setember 22nd from 9:30am to 12:30pm. The "Building to Architecture III" session will be the third installment of our "Building to Architecture" program, and feature a career exploration visit and tour of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture at the University of Houston, supported by our community partners at AIA Houston.  We will meet again at Mickey Leland for drop off and pick up of program mentees. Bus transportation will be provided for mentees, but we encourage parents and guests who are interested in attending to car pool or drive independently over to University of Houston, as bus space is limited. The bus will leave from Mickey Leland at 9:45am, and return to campus at approximately 12:30pm. Attire for our mentees (and prospective mentees) is the 100BMOH mentee t-shirt or a dark-colored shirt (tucked in) and brown khaki pants or blue jeans (no shorts) with a belt.  See you on Saturday! #MentoringSaturday

Location: Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men 1700 Gregg Street Houston, TX. | Start: 9/22/2018 9:30:00 AM End:
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The Combined Coding Competition (3C) is a free middle school and high school programming contest centered on helping students learn web development. It tests understanding of three core web development languages – HTML, CSS, and JavaScript – through an individual written test and a real-world team design challenge.  3C 2018 will be held on September 22 at Wheeler High School. All levels of experience are welcome. Students should register prior to the event on the 3C website.

Location: Wheeler High School 375 Holt Road Marietta, GA. | Start: 9/22/2018 9:00:00 AM End:
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Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Field Museum! Someone, or some “thing”, has been bumping off Field Museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum's secrets to stop the killings. Along the way you’ll explore an Egyptian tomb, scrutinize dinosaurs, interrogate spirits of the dead in the South Pacific and more. This challenging hunt is a great way to enjoy a whirlwind tour of the best of the Field Museum. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Location: The Field Museum of Chicago 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL. | Start: 9/22/2018 1:30:00 PM End: 9/22/2018 4:30:00 PM
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St. Francis Wildlife education director, Sandy Beck, will dive into the characteristics that define raptors. Meet several native species of owls and hawks, learn how each is perfectly adapted to its particular habitat and what you can do to help them. This program is great for adults and school-age kids.

Location: Native Nurseries 1661 Centerville Road Tallahassee, FL. | Start: 10/6/2018 10:00:00 AM End: 10/6/2018 11:00:00 AM
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TECH PLANTER is a unique, international seed acceleration program for deep tech startups in the areas of hardware, robotics, electronics, digital manufacturing, biotech, healthcare, agtech, and foodtech. Tech Planter hosts 'Demo Day' pitch events around the world, and on Saturday, October 6, we're coming to Boston! The event will include pitches from twelve U.S. startups (see application below) as well as exhibits from five Japanese startups.  Why: This event is open to the public and a great opportunity for students to look for internships, entrepreneurs to engage in the Japanese startup scene, investors to source new deals, and corporations to identify new markets. Tea and snacks provided! Who: This event is open to the public. Students, entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives are encouraged to attend. Exhibiting Japanese Life Sciences startups include Metagen, Rhelixa, Cellfiber and more!  When: Saturday, October 6th, 1pm - 5pm Where: Venture Cafe Kendall, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142 For Startups: If you are a deep-tech, early-stage startup (Seed to Series A) with the desire to bridge into Japanese markets — be sure to apply here! We are looking for startups in the areas of hardware, robotics, electronics, digital manufacturing, biotech, healthcare, agtech, and foodtech. Twelve teams will be selected to pitch in front of local VCs, accelerators, and large Japanese corporations for a cash prize of US$2,000 and the opportunity to form strategic partnerships for manufacturing and distribution.  The winner(s) of TECH PLANTER Boston will receive: • An invitation to pitch in front of directors from large Japanese corporations and VCs in Tokyo, Japan in March 2018. (Includes airfare and accommodations for two members). • A Grand Prize of US$2,000

Location: Venture Cafe Kendall One Broadway, 5th Floor Cambridge, MA. | Start: 10/6/2018 1:00:00 PM End:
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Visitors of all ages are invited to experience a fun and educational day exploring marine life found on Virginia’s Eastern Shore! Marine Life Day will showcase research being conducted at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's Eastern Shore Laboratory. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of marine plants and animals in touch tanks and live displays, study creatures under microscopes, learn about marine science through activities and crafts, and discuss current research projects with scientists. Featured research and displays will include shellfish, crabs, fish, sharks, and much more! This event is free, open to the public, and takes place rain or shine. For more information and to register, visit www.vims.edu/events. The first 50 people to register will receive a free, VIMS reusable shopping bag when they check-in for the event on September 22nd.

Location: Eastern Shore Laboratory, Virginia Institute of Marine Science 40 Atlantic Ave Wachapreague, VA. | Start: 9/22/2018 12:00:00 PM End: 9/22/2018 4:00:00 PM
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