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She+ Geeks Out in Boston Hands-On GeekTime sponsored by Microsoft
September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Please join She+ Geeks Out and Microsoft at the NERD center in Cambridge for a very special night! Microsoft is celebrating the launch of their brand new Microsoft AI Conference Center, and with that, we’ll have plenty of time to explore The Garage, an interactive makerspace that will include soldering, 3D printing, VR, and more!
This event is open to all genders.
5:30pm-6:30pm – Registration, networking, and ribbon cutting. Opening remarks by Terrell Cox, GM NERD & Partner Director PM,
6:30pm-7:00pm – Talk about the future of tech in Conversational AI from Jean Crawford, Sr. Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft
7:15pm-8:45pm – Activities at The Garage! Activities will be:
Melt metal and make things blink! Learn the basics and get hands-on use of a soldering iron to build a classic blinky circuit.
3D Paint workshop
The world we live in is multidimensional, so shouldn’t our art be as well? Students will bring their imagination to life by learning new Paint 3D in Windows 10. This workshop offers a high-energy, collaborative environment for participants to fuel their creativity and learn key tools and features of 3D in Windows 10.
Hacking STEM Robotic Hand workshop
Build robotic models from cardboard and straws to understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the human hand. Then, conduct trials visualizing data in Excel to generate new ideas for improving its performance.
3D Scanning and Button Making
Create a 3D selfie! Learn to use a handheld 3D scanner to create digital models. You’ll get a 3D scan of yourself that will be emailed to you. Share that model online, modify using software or find a 3D printer and make a mini me. Scanning takes about 1 minute to complete. While waiting and watch others scan each other create a fun button or pin.
Can I get a refund?
Yes, up to one week prior to the event! This helps us better manage our waitlist. We are not able to accommodate last minute cancellations since they are tricky from an administrative standpoint. Request a refund here up to one week prior to the event!
When should I arrive?
Our event starts at 6 PM. Please try not to come by before then– while we love to see your friendly faces, we need that time to set up and get everything ready before things get going. You’ll just be sitting around awkwardly otherwise and that’s no fun for anyone.
What if the event is sold out or ticket sales have ended, can I just show up at the door?
Unfortunately not! If we’re sold out that means we are really sold out! You can certainly add yourself to the waitlist, but if you haven’t received an actual ticket from Eventbrite for this event, we won’t be able to let you in the door. If you’re seeing ticket sales have ended (which is the day before the event), we’ve had to stop selling tickets in order to ensure we’ve got the food ordered properly and nametags set!
Can I transfer my ticket?
We currently do not accept ticket transfers, so if you know you can’t go, please update your ticket information by editing it via the link provided to you in your Eventbrite email.
What do I need to bring to an event?
Other than your smiles? You should bring a form of ID. You won’t need to print out the PDF of the ticket, though– we will look you up when you arrive using all the digital things.
How do I know if I qualify as a geek? What can I expect?
Take a look at our FAQs on the website!
Where can I park?
All of our events are T-accessible, but we understand that sometimes you have to park. If you do, we recommend you use the BestParking website.
Do you have food that’s gluten free/vegetarian/vegan?
We do request that our sponsors include these options, but we are ultimately beholden to what they order. Most of the time these options are provided!
Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring!