Park Tech Fest • Hackathon! Workshops!

Park Tech Fest • Hackathon! Workshops!

The brainchild of Park sophomore Bella Palumbi, Park Tech Fest is a day-long event featuring a hackathon (friendly competition) for tech enthusiasts as well as a range of workshop offerings geared to those who want to build their tech skills. EVERY SKILL LEVEL IS WELCOME.

Park Tech Fest • Saturday, November 11 • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Park School of Baltimore

Hackathon: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

An opportunity to collaborate on a team, challenge yourself to learn new skills, and create an amazing project.

Hour-long Workshops: 9:45; 11:00; 1:00; 2:15

An opportunity for beginners to learn a modern technology skill, like 3D printing or basic programming, as well as a place for experienced technologists to show off their skills as workshop leaders.

ENTRY FEE

$10 entry, with pizza lunch provided.
Email parktechfest@parkschool.net if you are unable to pay the fee but still wish to attend.

Registration

The event is open to local students in Grades 6-12, and adults. Please note that some workshops will have limited capacity, and may be designed with certain grade levels in mind. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Workshop Schedule:

(Subject to Change) 

9:45–10:45 11:00–12:00 1:00–2:00 2:15–3:15
MIG Welding For Beginners
with Michael Guarraia
Grades 9+
MIG Welding For Beginners
with Michael Guarraia
Grades 9+
Tinkering with littleBits and Snap Circuits
with Samira Phillips
Grades 6–8
Fundamental Flight and Intro to the Drone Industry
with Austin Brown and Eno Umoh
All ages
Robot Dance Programming with Spheros
with Samira Phillips
Grades 6–8
Video Editing in iMovie
with Bella Palumbi
All ages
Nim Computer Game
with Mike Dennis
All ages
Laser Cutting
with Rhys Joseph
All ages
3-D Printing and TinkerCAD for Beginners
with Dave Lowther
All ages
3-D Printing and TinkerCAD for Beginners
with Dave Lowther
All ages
Easy Augmented Reality With Sketchfab
Jordan Paschke
All ages
Maze Challenge with Spheros
with Samira Phillips
Grades 6–8
A Crash Course on Music Production
with Xandi Egginton
All ages
Introduction to Electronics
with Sean Lally
All ages

 

Click here to read about Bella, and her nomination as Baltimore Technologist of the Year, on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website.

“One of the reasons I chose Park for high school was so that I could have the freedom to shape my educational experience. I am able to work closely with the faculty to organize an event that’s open not only to Park students, but to students from other schools as well. I don’t think I’d be able to do that as easily at another school. The Park community is really receptive to new ideas.”