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Garfield at 2017 Spring Programming Contest

Garfield at 2017 Spring Programming Contest

Garfield Computer Class are now in Schoology.

Garfield Computer Science & Tech EVENTS*:
+ CodeDay* is coming! Sat & Sun May 20-21st noon to noon. Bring your laptop and build something in 24 hours!  For more details click here . For our Garfield HS Discount code, see Mr. Bergquist, and let us know if you are going!
Game Experience America Introduction Event* at UW, Noon Saturday May 20th starting at noon – Smash 4 Tourney to follow. Details and RSVP at https://game.experienceamerica.com/EVENT/ - this is a pitch for their Summer program, cost $2400 with Scholarships available.
+ SEMI High Tech U Shine Program*, 3 day Tech Career Event, May 23 – May 25, 2017.   More details at: SEMI High Tech U website (flyer), check with your parents and you can apply here: htu.semi.org
Student RND’s CodeBreak Summer sessions* - is “Semi-Virtual” summer project event, work with friends to build cool stuff this summer (June 26th- July 14th) you’ll also get some industry professionals to assist.  BTW, the photo on their page is a Haptic Glove first prototype designed by a couple of Garfield Students!  https://codebreak.srnd.org/
High school internships open at the Port of Seattle, click here for more details. (Jobs PortalStudents and Veterans Opportunities )
+ Seattle Skills Center Summer Program Registration is Open!
Sign up to take a summer class in a variety of areas from CyberCamp: Digital Animation & Game Design  to Aerospace, Culinary to Medical. Program Details online here, and fill out its online registration form herePaper form ). Some classes fill up quickly, so act soon. + Annual CGTrader Scholarship 2017*, win up to $3000 for your education, deadline June 1st, details here.
+ UW Summer Classes in CS & Engineering*among other subjects, prices start around $500+, click on the High School all day or half day programs. Registration is open now.

* Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them

Wumpus

+ Garfield Robotics took First Place at the Ritchie League Competition, Saturday, Nov 19th.  A great way to start the year.  See more details on our new Dawgbotics Webpages.
+ Team of Dawgbotics Robotics members took first place at the Microsoft Robo-Cup Hackathon this summer at Garfield!

+ We had two finalists in the Youth Apps Challenge* click here to find details!

MS Office 365 free for all Garfield Students  Full details from SPS here.

Recent Past Events 2016-2017 School year:
Amazon Women in Engineering host TECH OUT!* Event for girls Sat, May 6th at UW, 10-2:30pm.  Full Details here, and you can Register Here. + AP CS Review Day & Ice Cream Social*, 
Sat, 4/29th 1-4pm at UW Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering*Highly recommended! RSVP here.
TEALS is hosting a Mock AP Exam* Sat 4/22 hosted in  the Microsoft Commons Mixer (Redmond). Details here UW Engineering Discovery Days, Fri & Sat 4/21 & 22 at UW! NSBE will put on a Coding Workshop + Programming Contest*, Sat April 1st at Mercer Island, More information can be found under details, limited to 100 students so register here soon!
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS)* supports low- and middle-income students pursuing eligible high-demand majors in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) or health care. Can earn up to $22,500! Applications due Tuesday, February 28 at 5 pm PST.
UW STARS in Engineering* great local opportunity for students qualifying for Washington State Need Grant. Click here for more details (deadline: Wednesday, March 8th) Google CS Summer Institute* & Generation Google Scholarship*, deadline for application is Thursday, March 2 MS Computer Science Internships*, application deadline Friday, March 3rd (11th & 12th graders only).
Girls Who Code Pizza Party Kick Off Monday 3/6 after school in 115b featuring a Senior Google Software Developer Speaker and swag.
Fred Hutch Summer Internships* that have computational opportunities (that’s programming)!  Must have completed 11th grade and not graduated (more details later on this).  Full details here, applications deadline for all material March 31st – including letters of recomendation, so start early!!  Must be available the full weeks July 5th – Aug 25th. + Women FLY conference*, Friday March 24th at Museum of Flight – registration & details posted Feb 1st. + StudySoup Women in Technology Scholarship*, must be 18 to apply, deadline May 15th.
CodeDay Seattle*, Sat-Sun, Feb 18-19 at Tune, Inc! + Girls Who Code* Summer Immersion Program is open for 10th & 11th graders: Info Session, Tues, Feb 21st 4-5pm at UW - Apply here Tech Tea Time* with UW Society of Women Engineers Saturday, Feb 25th 1-2:30pm at UW Paul Allen Center for Computing - Details on FaceBook - Register here
DigiPen* has a Live Broadcast on Facebook, Tue Feb 21st at 4pm exploring the 5 things students should consider to determine if DigiPen is good choice for them.  There are additional Information Sessions listed here*. + Women & Diversity Fair*, Sat Feb 4th in Bellevue.
PLU Programming Contest*, Sat. Feb 11th @ PLU + Women of SpaceX Luncheon at Garfield, Tue Jan 17th, lunch & 5th period in the 115a. Permission form & Details.
UW GWC Women in Tech Majors Panel*, Sat 1/14 1-3pm @ UW
MS Hackathon*, Sat-Sun 1/14-15 @ Micrsoft National CS Education Week, 12/5-11: + Try out an Hour of Code Join us Wed after school in 115 for prizes & more!!  Here’s our favorite picks!
+ Great Women in Computing Birthdays: Dec 9th Grace Hopper & Dec 10th Ada Lovelace, see links for more info!
PSCSTA Programming Contest* is Saturday, December 10th at Microsoft Redmond - registration is closed, but Garfield students will be attending.

 

Projects in CS / Post AP Class Round Table

Rhino! - Notes from Teacher Training January 2016 plus Training Notes

2015-16 Past Events:
John Boyega of Star Wars will be judging at the MS ImagineCup Finals*! Join us for this and the Robo Cup Hackathon* – Fri, July 29th (click here for details):
Make sure you can attend Friday July, 29th. Turn completed form into the Garfield HS Front Office (7-2:30 M-F) as soon as possible, space is limited.
- Our new Girls Who Code Club meets Tuesdays after school in 115B! 
Learn to make Apps & websites with two local professionals!  Join us in being creative!
- NEW! WeHack* 2-Day Hack-a-thon for female students on May 14th & 15th.
Check it out. – Everyone: CodeDay!*, a 24 hour Hack-a-thon is May 21 & 22nd, check it out and sign up now! (See Mr. Bergquist for discount codes or if you need admission)Youth Apps Challenge* App design Submissions are due Wednesday, April 27th, talk to Mr. Bergquist!
-TEALS is hosting a Mock AP Exam 
on Saturday April 16th and 23rd in Redmond and Wallingford, respectively be aware, the Programming Contest is the 23rd too, so you may want to target the 16th. More details here.
Microsoft Apprentice Program (MAP)* 
information sessions our area, see the flyer here for more details
Girls Going to UW Next year: WiSE UP Summer Bridge Program* (flyer) f
or first-year female students who will start at the UW this fall and are planning to major in engineering or computer science. Spend 4 1/2 weeks learning strategies for university-level study and engaging with the UW academic community and peers. Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 8th, cost $300.
Minecraft 3D Model contest- win a 3D printer or free week of Tech Camp!  Submit by Friday, April 15th (during Spring Break, so submit early!) Girls Reforming the Future – Captain America Contest* - make a positive change in the world through STEM!  See details, enter by March 26th. - DigiGirlz*
- August 1-5th Summer Camp at Microsoft, see details. Register here! - Seniors OnlyMicrosoft Young Technologist Seminar Intership* Earn $4,800 learning to design and build tools at Microsoft for 6 weeks.  Application Due Wed, March 23rd (short form and Resume). - Tech Out!* for girls at UW, Sat 26th March –  Full Details. Register Here limited space  (Poster to share!) - Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program* 
– 7 week program registration is open. Check it out! - deadline to apply is now Tuesday, March 8th.
UW STARS in Engineering* great local opportunity for students qualifying for Husky Promise, Pell Grant, or Washington State Need Grant. Click here for more details (first deadline 29th Feb, 2016)
Microsoft Internships* & Google Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)*, summer 2016 - check the application deadlines (first week of March).
Code Now* – March 5, 6th, & 19thFree coding workshop for High School students. Registration due by Wed, Feb 24th! CodeDaySat-Sun Feb 13-14 Noon to Noon.  Details here. See Mr. Bergquist for other Garfield Students attending.
Fall 2015, Dawgbots ranks 2nd in Robotics Competition! – Apple Engineering Technology Camp* - 4 Week Summer program for current Sophomores & Juniors. Details & Registration here*. Deadline: Friday, February 5!
Congressional App Challenge – WA District 9Deadline for submitting is Friday, January 15th, 2016. (National Website with details)
Chick Tech Event UPDATE Dates Jan 30 & 31st, still recruiting!* - details of registration on page, due Friday 1/15, checking with your folks first.
NCWIT Aspirations in Technology competition- all female students interested in technology should consider applying. Deadline (extended) Wednesday, Nov. 4th. CodeGirl Movie Screenings - Free at Google & Amazon.com* Wednesdays, Nov. 4th & 11th, respectively. Sponsored by Women@Google & Amazon Women in Engineering.
EasyCTF a High School Hacking Competition*, happening now, create a team to learn how systems work and can be hacked through a series of puzzle challenges.
CODEDAY Seattle is coming Nov 7 – 8th*, noon to noon. Register & Save (See Mr. B for a Discount Code) Garfield wins 1st and 3rd at the Paul Allen Computing Challenge! Want to try building some Apps? Check these out : - MIT App Inventor a powerful block based programming environment, that makes it easy to start building Android Apps
Android Studio, the new free professional development environment using Java.  To learn more check out Marty Stepp’s CS 193A: Android App Development Class resourcesfrom this past Winter at Stanford.

Events from Computer Science Ed. Week 2015 (December 5th – 12th!!)

Hour of Code!  All Week (and beyond)!!Y-Scholars’ Hour of Code, Wed, Dec 9th after school in 115 labs - join in the fun as a participant or volunteer!CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap* screening party at Google! Wed, Dec 9th Click here for more details. UW STEM Making Connections Info Meeting*, Thurs Dec 10th during lunch in the Counseling Office Conference room.  FREE PIZZA served!  Sign up with Mr. Bergquist today! - December Programming Contest is Saturday Dec 12th at MicrosoftRegistration is closed, get money and permission slips in. Technology Service Corp* Spring applications are due, but consider their summer trip. Starred Events are not SPS nor Garfield HS events and you need to talk to your parents/guardians before registering or participating in them Garfield had a great 2014 Computer Science Education Week

We taught Mayor Murray how to Code in Exploring CS class

- Our Dawgbotic Robotics Team ranked 1st Place in the League Competition 

- And Garfield CS took 3rd Place in the Fall Programming Contest

Computer science is all about transforming our reality by solving hard problems.

Far from just “using computers,” it is a dynamic, academic field that has roots in engineering, mathematics, business, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and the arts.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach - we have here at Garfield!

“Don’t just play on your phone, program it.” President Obama Try an Hour of Code   

Also Check out code.org & codecademy.com

Announcements & Events:

Details about our Garfield Apps Club!!

Past Events and Accomplishments:

Our Garfield 2014 App Challenge Winners!!

Garfield Students at CODEDAY!

Garfield 1st Place in Spring Programming Contest!

Free Career Summer Classes Available: Aerospace, Culinary Arts, Cyber Camp, Medical Careers and more! The Spring 2014 Paul Allen Computing Challenge Contest Details here.

Garfield at 2013 Fall Programming Contest

Garfield takes 2nd Place Advanced in Fall Programming Contest!! Garfield Dawgbotics Takes 3rd placein the Seattle Qualifiying Competition!!

Mr. Bergquist’s Fall 2014 schedule:

PeriodClass
1Exploring Computer Science
2Projects in Computer Science I
3Exploring Computer Science
4AP Computer Science
5PREP
6AP Computer Science

Elections are over, but look for future polls at: vote.seattleschools.org

Summer Opportunities from Microsoft and Google for Seniors & Juniors! - deadlines in March. Computer Science Week 2013 Details Here!! Women in Technology Luncheon Details! 

***Garfield Victorious at Spring 2013 Programming Contest!***

Our Garfield Computer & Technology Clubs (pdf)   -    New 3D Printer Project!

Garfield Student Projects in Computer Science Events from Computer Science Week at Garfield High School 2012 (pdf) Events from Computer Science Week at Garfield High School 2011. PLAY THE NEW VERSION OF ARCHIPELIGO.  INSTRUCTIONS HERE. Here’s a game created by a group of last year’s AP CS students, give it try! (Requires Java in your browser and the ‘H’ key will provide further help) SPS Network Use Agreement must be obeyed while using the Garfield Computer Lab and other computers.  MC GoKart Rally Game (link only works in Garfield)

PSCSTA CS Principles in Your Classroom Workshop Agenda & Resources

Snowman!    AfG Trial Notes SPS Computer Programming 110201 2015 - Teacher Only Reference. Building & updating a successful CTE program - SSC Presentation Fall 2015 (2014 Version)