Every December, TechMGM partners with companies and organizations across the Montgomery community to celebrate national Computer Science Education Week.  The goal is to raise awareness of STEM and computer science opportunities in the Montgomery area. Over 350 sponsors and 100,000 educators nationwide are involved in promoting computer science education to K-12 students. TechMGM expands the concept to include opportunities for college students, IT professionals, educators and start-up entrepreneurs.

Looking for new ways to train your workforce? Want to know more about keeping your children safe online? How about trying coding as a hobby? Sign up for one of our FREE events! Join TechMGM as we celebrate National Computer Science Education Week from December 1st -13th.  Social distancing restrictions may have put a limit on community activities, but the variety of events planned by TechMGM will bring people together in a safe and technology-forward environment. Be sure to find an event that’s just right for you, and commit to advancing STEM and computer science education in Montgomery.

Welcome to the AMAZING World of Rube Goldberg:

Fri, Dec 10th – Hey, Kids! Come join your friends in the River Region area and build your very own Rube Goldberg machine. We have partnered with Alaska Northstar Resources and will provide the kit. You provide the CREATIVITY! Elementary school students will receive Rube Goldberg kits to assemble at their school. Then videotape your Rube Goldberg machine in action to show our judges. Judges will score the videos on creativity and complexity and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place schools. Register by Wed, Dec 1st at 5PM to receive your kit. Good luck, young inventors on your A- MAZE-ZING journey! Additional Information can be found here


Middle Schoolers Glide Into the Future:

Fri, Dec 10th – TechMGM and Diamond Hub Enterprises are giving River Region middle school students a chance to create their own app for competition! What will your team bring to the future? Use GLIDE and your technical skills to develop an application. Each student team will have an opportunity to pitch their application to a panel of judges and the highest scoring teams will win prizes! All River Region middle schools are welcome to participate, only one team per school may register and you must register by Fri, Dec 3rd at 12PM. Each team will submit their pitch video by Thurs, Dec 9th at 12PM and we will announce the winners on Fri, Dec 10th.  Additional information can be found here https://www.techmgm.com/glide-app

Raspberry JAM:

December 10th – Hey, high school students! Form your team and get ready for this year’s Raspberry JAM. TechMGM hosts with ALFA, CGI and HackMGM an exciting opportunity for students to use their creativity and technical skills to develop a system using the latest Raspberry Pi. Each student team will have an opportunity to pitch their system to a panel of judges and the prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! All River Region high schools are welcome to participate and each student team will be assigned a technical mentor to assist them in developing their system along with a Raspberry Pi and accessories. Each team pitch at a LIVE Finale on Fri, Dec 10th at 5PM. Chat up your friends and gear up for a good time!  Register by Wed, December 1st at 5PM. For additional information click here https://www.techmgm.com/raspberry-jam/

Agile After Hours: Thurs, Dec 2nd at 5PM

TechMGM in partnership with HackMGM and the Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Emerging Leaders host Agile After Hours on Thursday, December 2nd at 5PM at The Lab on Dexter.

Agile isn’t just a buzzword but a mindset focused on building software better aligned with user needs. Join us as we discuss how to facilitate discovery and prioritization of valuable delivery in response to an ever-changing target product. The goal isn’t to build more software, but to build the right software with user feedback.

Students, academia, IT professionals and executives are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fhwatKoYWsJFtNY-3r6wNKIn8CTrRkntWVI5RF6TELc/edit

Trenholm AWS Academy Showcase:  Mon, Dec 6th at 6PM

Did you know you could receive an associate degree in Cloud Technology? Trenholm State Community College offers the ONLY program in the southeast.  On December 6th at 6PM stop by the Lab on Dexter to learn more about their program, testimonials from students in the program and meet employers that can speak to the demand for AWS certified IT professionals.  This is a great opportunity to explore a high demand technical area with a local academic institution that offers coursework and a degree program in cloud technology with one of the world’s largest software technology companies.

Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DVJOm_-TQcjS8IkivQoO7yuqLo2fo7Y5YlO5w-yaOtM/edit

Google Applied Digital Skills Workshop: Tues, Dec 7th at 8AM and 1PM at The Lab on Dexter

TechMGM in partnership with the Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Education Foundation invites all Educators to our Computer Science Interactive Workshop! Come learn about several self-paced programs, that are curriculum-based and will engage your students in computer science and stem. This 3-hour workshop will cover digital tools such as Google Applied Digital Skills, Google CS First, as well as interactive coding tools. Presented by Eujon Anderson, Google Innovator, and Certified Trainer, this session is appropriate for teachers in K-12 and higher education.

There will be two sessions available on December 7, 2021, from 8:00-11:00 or 1:00-4:00. Space is limited so please register early! This event will be a BYOD, so please bring a device as there will be a hands-on activity.

Please register here. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IIYpZGFIpEEtWJgOP8mItJ34RHuwcpbBdgS0YHLYOMU/edit

Developers Over Draft: Wed, Dec 8th at 5PM

TechMGM in partnership with HackMGM and the Montgomery AFCEA Chapter Emerging Leaders host Developers Over Draft: Technical Debt Edition on Wednesday, December 8th at 5PM at The Lab on Dexter.

Software, frameworks, architecture, and development practices are ever evolving. Existing systems must evolve with them to maintain the original value. Join us as we discuss how to demonstrate the business need for these technical changes, how to build these revisions into standard software development practices, and how to prioritize the cost of this debt vs the ongoing creation of product value.

Students, academia, IT professionals and executives are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y1sLXvuWX7D7llZXCcly-s01Y8J26GrGepdHp9FkH20/edit