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Hackathon using Open Data BR!

Hackathon|Activate Conference

Friday, April 5 | 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM 

Create teams and create change. Use Baton Rouge’s Official Open Data Portal to develop solutions that improve the way our city works.

Signup your team on this form.Directives for the Hackathon will be published Thursday, March 28th, 2019 to begin work.Teams must signup through school / organizationThe teams will be able to work off-site but must be in attendance on Friday, April 5, 2019 to present their projects to our panel of judges.The winners will be announced at the Conference on Saturday, April 6, 2019 WAHOO! A big big big thanks to @Adobe for giving us some @creativecloud license for our #activ8conf2019#hackathon winners! That’s right, you read it here first! But, you can only be eligible if your team registers! #techconferencehttps://t.co/qjkGRmlEDHpic.twitter.com/VmFQrPTFbg — ActivateConf (@activ8conf) March 14, 2019
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2019 Activate Conference

Introducing Applets with IFTTT

If This Then That 
If This Then That, also known as IFTTT, is a free web-based service to create chains of simple conditional statements, called applets. An applet is triggered by changes that occur within other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, or Pinterest.
IFTTT is a free platform that helps you do more with all your apps and devices. Applets are connections you can turn on between different apps & devices.

Really cool for web developers and anyone tech savvy enough to want more control over their software. In addition to the web-based application, the service runs on iOS and Android.

The setup is very intuitive. Here are some of the options presented to me once I chose android and Gmail applets.

This is such an impressive platform.

Bridging the 'Encouragement Gap' in STEM+C

- The NGCP works to strengthen capacity of existing girl-serving STEM projects by
sharing exemplary practices, research findings, and program models. One method we
use to achieve this goal is a series of free webinars in which practitioners and  
researchers from across the country share effective strategies in STEM. - NGCP National Webinar: Bridging the 'Encouragement Gap' in STEM+CThursday, December 6, 2018    1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific (4:00-5:00 PM Eastern) Join JeffriAnne Wilder, Research Scientist at the National Center for Women & Information Technology(NCWIT), as she discusses the newest research on encouragement in STEM and computing, and why an "encouragement gap" exists between boys, girls, and girls of color. Encouragement is a major factor in girls' decisions to explore and pursue careers in STEM, and this webinar will provide an engaging discussion on how to be more inclusive and to broaden the participation of girls from all backgrounds in STEM and comp…

2018 3G Tech Summit

Awesome pics and video from the NOBEL Women of Baton Rouge Presents: Girls, Gigabytes and Gadgets 2018 event




"Because of your support, we were able to provide a hands-on experience for dozens of young girls while giving them the tools to pursue their future goals. Thank you for giving of your time and talent and for making a difference in the community by giving back.  Take a look at this video that CFX was so gracious to put together, highlighting the day's events" 

Regina A. Barrow, Louisiana State Senator, District 15


Girls, Gigabytes & Gadgets Tech Summit 2018

3rd annual Girls, Gigabytes & Gadgets Tech Summit
The NOBEL Women of Baton Rouge are excited to bring this event to our community with one simple message: Women aren't just to be users of technology, but creators, designers, and influencers as well.
The majority of girls and youngwomen who pursue STEM studies have been influenced and encouraged to do so by family, teachers, and other significant adults and programs like Girls, Gigabytes and Gadgets. 

I'm very excited about the 3rd annual Girls, Gigabytes & Gadgets Tech Summit 2018! I will be participating in a panel discussion and my focus will be on demystifying Computer Science.
I believe every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students can develop a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. 

Coding Practice

The Female Lead 

Did you know that teenage girls who follow two or more female role models on social media are three times more likely to use the word "aspire"? You can help share the stories and images of female role models like Limor Fried, electrical engineer and founder of Adafruit, or space scientist Dr. Maggie Pocock in your community.


The Female Leadis a non-profit project dedicated to making women's stories more visible, and to provide positive role models for future generations, nurturing young women's confidence and ambition is all spheres. The Female Lead is a book with 60 images and profiles of accomplished women from around the world, including women in the arts, sciences, sports, business, and activism. The book is available for free along with teaching materials for schools.  The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to promote The Female Leadto increase awareness of the free book and teaching materials available to schools. 

Content from The National Girls Collab…