Refresh Annapolis Valley

Dear Refresh Annapolis Valley Community,

If you believe in our mandate to support the creative, technical, and professional culture of digital technology endeavours in the Annapolis Valley, then please lend us your support. Help us make 2019 awesome!

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Events New and Old

November 6, 2018 at 6:30pm

What is the future of education in a networked world? In this documentary screening and discussion, we will discuss Indian professor Sugata Mitra’s calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. With a global network of information a few clicks away, Mitra argues that the Victorian model on which our school systems are based is obsolete. School In The Cloud follows a three-year experiment as Mitra installs unmanned internet kiosks in locations ranging from remote villages in West Bengal to a school in northeast England, to enable children to self-organize their learning.

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October 27, 2018 at 12:30pm

In this teen Hoist mini series, you will learn about how to build your own web application. Web applications are unlike traditional websites. Traditional websites are largely informational (like the Refresh Annapolis Valley website) where web applications solve particular problems (think Gmail for email). In part 1, you will learn the ins-and-outs of building app interfaces In part 2, you will learn how to add interactivity to your web app In part 3, you will learn how to manage app data Pizza + workshop + building

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October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Behind every entrepreneurial success lie the stories of numerous failures. As a mindset, entrepreneurship is characterized by risk-taking, experimentation, and continually challenging oneself to produce meaningful results. It is also about learning from failure, and, where possible, finding new ways to tackle problems that eventually lead to success. Join Katelyn Bourgoin , a 3X founder/business owner turned growth strategist, for a discussion about how to think about entrepreneurship. Come mingle with a wide cross section of Annapolis Valley entrepreneurs for drinks, networking, and old fashioned discussion.

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September 22, 2018 at 12:00pm

Join thousands of Canadians coast to coast to coast taking their first steps learning about Computer Science. At this “Women Learning Code” event, we will learn how to build web browser extensions with JavaScript. Browser extensions extend your web browser with additional features, modify web pages, and integrate your browser with the other services you use. Extensions can help customize our browsing experience or increase productivity by reducing repetitive tasks.

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September 11, 2018 at 7:00pm

Refresh Annapolis Valley has been rocking the world of Computer Science and New Media circa 2012. We’ve built friendships, business relationships, helped form new statups, educated each other, helped rear the next generation…. We’ve accomplished tons. The 2018 - 2019 season is upon us! Organizers, visionaries, and supporters of all descriptions, come join us for an action oriented discussion on what our new season should look like. What sort of monthly meetup topics would you like to see?

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August 13, 2018 at 8:30am

BUILD is a week long dive into the world of Computer Science for girls 11 to 13. We will explore the basics of software development while building interactive artwork and stories, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration we will also journey through use of hardware, refine our ideation skills and turn our ideas into software. Campers will also connect with Computer Scientists in our community who are changing the world one algorithm at a time.

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July 30, 2018 at 8:30am

Creative Computing Camp is a week long adventure into the world of Computer Science. Using the popular Scratch programming environment to master the basics of software development, we will build interactive artwork and stories, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration of the creativity of software development, we will learn about where ideas come from, and how to turn ideas into action. Campers will also connect with Computer Scientists in our community who are changing the world one algorithm at a time.

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June 23, 2018 at 12:00pm

Calling all Digital Builders #ScratchFest is a weekend (June 23th and June 24th) Build-a-thon for kids and teens interested in creating amazing original work with digital technologies, such as the Scratch programming environment, Processing, Virtual Reality, and more. During #ScartchFest, participants will brainstorm an idea, develop their project, and showcase a final prototype. This weekend warrior event provides an excellent opportunity for coders to invent their own projects and demonstrate their knowledge within a collaborative, creative, and playful environment.

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June 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

Scratch is being used in thousands of schools around the world to teach kids about the Computer Sciences. Since its launch over 10 years ago, kids from Elementary to High School have created over 6 million projects. In this crash course, adults (parents and educators) will learn about the Scratch programming environment and how it might be used to introduce learners to the Computer Sciences. No coding experience required. Please register in advance so we know how much pizza to order.

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June 16, 2018 at 12:30pm

Machine’s can learning amazing things when we train them. In this Hoist workshop, teens will will explore Artificial Intelligence by learning how to build a program that can guess what it sees in a picture. No coding experience? No worries. This fun introductory workshop is meant for the beginner. Using cutting edge machine learning tools, participants will learn how software is being used to create amazing programs that learn along the way.

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Refresh Annapolis Valley

Refresh is a community of designers, developers and innovators working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of digital technology endeavours in the Annapolis Valley while promoting design, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Refresh meets the second Tuesday evening of each month in the Wolfville area. These are casual affairs with short, member-interest talks followed by an opportunity to mingle.

All are welcome!

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