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Calendar of Digital Inclusion Week Community Events

The Digital Inclusion Network is pleased to present a snapshot of the collective efforts of our local partners (community-based organizations and non-profits on the front lines of digital inclusion efforts, and businesses, schools, libraries, etc.) that are focusing services and resources on traditionally underserved and vulnerable residents to achieve digital equity.

Some of our local Digital Inclusion practitioners include:

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

STEAM

9:00am iUrban Teen STEM+Arts Summit @ PCC

Interactive day filled with STEM, Career Exploration and Fun! Meet industry professionals, engage in interactive workshops and allow iUrban Teen to “Spark” your interest in STEM+Arts.

Careers in Tech

10:00am Software Engineering Interview Preparation @ Women Who Code - Portland

Women Who Code Portland is hosting our first ever Software Engineering Interview Preparation Workshop! This event is geared towards helping women prepare for technical interviews, but we welcome everyone who supports our mission of inspiring women to excel in technology careers and follows our code of conduct. The goal of the workshop is to provide people with the opportunity to gain experience with a technical interview format.

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

Consumer Privacy

12:30pm Protecting yourself online @ Central Library

Curious about the basics of staying safe online? Come to this class to learn what you can do to protect yourself online with more secure passwords, recognizing and reporting online scams, privacy control with your social media accounts and more.

This class is for beginners - you don't have to have any prior knowledge to attend. Bring your own laptop or mobile device, or use a library computer.

6:30pm Take Control of Your Digital Footprint @ Sellwood-Moreland Library

Learn strategies to keep control of your online presence and personal data. Topics include digital citizenship, cyber bullying, device encryption, passwords, digital profiling and apps to avoid.

Tech Support

1:00pm Tech Help @ Holgate Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

Computer Help @ N. Portland Computer Learning Center

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

3:00pm Tech Help @ Midland Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

3:30pm & 4:00pm Tech Help @ Midland Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

Digital Literacy (limited English language proficiency)

2:30pm iOS/Chinese Apps Lab @ Holgate Meeting Room

Come learn about Chinese Apps in a friendly environment. Bring your own smartphone or tablet. Participation is free. No library card required.

STEAM

3:00pm Open Lab for Teens @ Rockwood Makerspace

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more.

5:00pm Thinkful Online: Becoming a Web Developer

Interested in becoming a Web Developer or Software Engineer? Come learn more about Thinkful’s flexible Full Stack program and our full-time Engineering Immersion program. Our flexible program prepares you for a new career without asking you to quit your current job while our full-time program combines the benefits of a live classroom and group work with 1-on-1 mentorship. You'll learn about our mentorship program, career services, curriculum, and track record of job placement.

 

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018

Tech in K-12 Education

TechSmart Initiative Shared Learning Event: Cohosted by the Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) and Pacific Research and Evaluation. The event celebrates the work of Multnomah County School Districts, recipients of TechSmart Grant funding, and invited attendees to gather and collaborate on learnings from each district’s TechSmart Grant project. The MHCRC TechSmart Initiative for Student Success was originally launched in 2014 with the goal of investing $19 million in technology grants and evaluation resources for Multnomah County School Districts to identify effective classroom instruction that uses technology to foster improvement in academic outcomes for all students and to share the successful strategies across districts.

Tech Support

10:30am Anatomy of a Computer @ Free Geek

This is an introductory course designed to teach you the main components of a computer, what they do, and how they fit inside the computer. This course is a prerequisite for Reuse shifts in the Volunteer Program.

12:00pm Tech Help @ Central Library Community Room

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

Computer Help @ Holgate Library

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

3:00pm Tech Help @ Rockwood Learning Center

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

Computer Help @ N. Portland Computer Learning Center

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

5:00pm Computer Help @ Midland Library

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

5:30pm to 7:00pm Tech Help @ Hillsdale Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

Digital Literacy for Older Adults and Low Income

12:30pm Android Basics @ Central Library Computer Learning Center

Learn the basics of using your Android smartphone or tablet. We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps, using the Play Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more!

Bring your questions and your fully charged Android smartphone or tablet - Oregon Lifeline participants are welcome!

STEAM

3:00pm Open Lab for Teens @ Rockwood Makerspace

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more.

 

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018

Advocacy/Awareness Building

9:45am Portland City Council Proclaims May 7-11, 2018 to be Digital Inclusion Week in Portland. Portland City Council Chambers. Help us fill council chambers with support for digital inclusion efforts!

All day - Object Stories exhibit @ the Portland Art Museum

Outside the Frame changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen by teaching them filmmaking. As they make their own films, they gain employable skills, and build the confidence and motivation to embrace and contribute to society. This time they are collaborating with the Portland Art Museum, conducting interviews and preparing the AV component of an exhibit about homelessness, increasing access along the way to digital storytelling technology for our youth and their subjects - elders who have experienced homelessness - and centering the perspectives and creative direction of these communities, which is absolutely a priority for building a digitally inclusive society.

Digital Literacy for Older Adults

12:30pm iPad/iPhone Basics @ Central Library Computer learning center

Learn the basics of using your iPhone or iPad. We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps and using the Apple Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more! Bring your questions and your fully charged iPad or iPhone.

2:00pm Internet Basics @ N. Portland Computer Learning Center

This class is an introduction to using the Internet on computers. In this class, you will learn how to access and navigate the web and practice with using a search engine.

2:00pm iPad/iPhone Basics @ Fairview-Columbia Meeting Rooms

Learn the basics of using your iPhone or iPad. We will cover text messaging, taking/attaching pictures, installing apps and using the Apple Store, accessing the Internet, managing your contacts and more! Bring your questions and your fully charged iPad or iPhone.

5:30pm Earn-a-Computer @ Hacienda 6700 NE Killingsworth

Multnomah County Library and Free Geek partner with Hacienda to provide digital literacy training to low-income, predominantly Latino community. After completing the training, participants receive a computer from Free Geek along with support to sign up for low-cost, internet service at home.

Tech Support

2:00pm Tech Help @ Holgate Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

3:00pm Getting started with your Free Geek Computer @ Free Geek

Congrats on earning a computer from Free Geek! In this class, you'll pick up your computer, set it up, and learn about Free Geek's Tech Support policies. You'll also learn about the operating system, Linux Mint, including: key vocabulary, system settings, how to download new software, and where to find additional resources.

4:00pm Computer Help @ Gregory Heights Library

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

STEAM

3:00pm Open Lab for Teens @ Rockwood Makerspace

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more.

3:00pm Makerspace Teen gaming club @ Rockwood learning center

Play games with other teens! Wednesday, we play Wii U video games like Super Smash Brothers Brawl. On Thursdays we play tabletop games like D&D, chess, Magic, board games and more. On Fridays we play computer games like Minecraft and Scratch.

6:00pm STEAM Storytime @ Midland Library

Come enjoy a 15-minute Storytime, followed by age-appropriate science, math or art exploration.

 

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018

Advocacy/Awareness Building

8:30am to 4:00pm 2018 Digital Inclusion Summit @ PNCA

The 2018 Summit is designed to share insights, identify knowledge gaps and continue our collaborative work to achieve digital equity. Participants will take advantage of inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, and networking breaks to help advance our collective efforts to build a digitally connected, prosperous community.

Consumer Privacy

10:30am Online Safety & Privacy for Beginners @ Free Geek

From high-profile data breaches to advertising that follows you around the internet… There are plenty of reasons to be concerned about digital safety and privacy. This introductory class will help you understand online privacy and security threats, how they work, and how to avoid problems. You'll leave with a toolkit of resources for staying safe online.

STEAM

3:00pm Makerspace Teen Gaming Club @ Rockwood Learning Center

Play games with other teens! Wednesday, we play Wii U video games like Super Smash Brothers Brawl. On Thursdays we play tabletop games like D&D, chess, Magic, board games and more. On Fridays we play computer games like Minecraft and Scratch.

Digital Literacy (limited English language proficiency)

4:00pm Russian Computer Basics @ Rockwood Library

In this series, you will learn the basics of using a computer, including:

   - Using the mouse and the keyboard

   - Using the Internet

   - Useful websites

   - Using email

Tech Support

5:30pm Tech Help @ Belmont Library

Do you have technology questions? Meet one-on-one with a friendly, knowledgeable Tech Helper who will help you find answers to questions about mobile devices, websites, downloading, e-readers, getting started with tech, and much more.

 

FRIDAY, May 11, 2018

Digital Literacy

1:00pm E-books & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help @ Gresham Computer Learning Center

Got an e-reader? Like to read on your tablet? Want to read or listen to a book on your phone or iPod? Drop in for one-on-one help.

3:00pm Anatomy of a Computer @ Free Geek

This is an introductory course designed to teach you the main components of a computer, what they do, and how they fit inside the computer. This course is a prerequisite for Reuse shifts in the Volunteer Program.

3:00pm E-books & Audiobooks: Hands-on Help @ Midland Library

Got an e-reader? Like to read on your tablet? Want to read or listen to a book on your phone or iPod? Drop in for one-on-one help.

Digital Literacy (limited English language proficiency)

2:00pm & 2:30pm Mobile Device Help for Spanish Speakers @ Holgate meeting room

¡Pregúntenos! ¡Venga a la biblioteca para recibir ayuda tecnológica e individual con sus dispositivos móviles!

4:00pm Earn-a-Computer for Russian Speaking Residents @ Rockwood Library

Multnomah County Library has evolved its "Introduction to Computers" class to become an Earn-a-Computer opportunity. The class is taught in Russian and after completing the training, participants receive a computer from Free Geek along with support to sign up for low-cost, internet service at home.

Tech Support

1:00pm Computer Help @ N. Portland Computer Learning Center

Friendly, patient assistants are available to help you practice your computer skills.

STEAM

3:00pm Open Lap for Teens @ Rockwood Makerspace

What will you create? Bring your ideas, inventions, and projects to share or to get help on. Work on creating a game, design and print in 3D, make jewelry and clothes, invent wacky crafts, laser cut a photograph on wood, work on robotics projects, and more.

Makerspace Teen Gaming Club @ Rockwood Learning Center

Play games with other teens! Wednesday, we play Wii U video games like Super Smash Brothers Brawl. On Thursdays we play tabletop games like D&D, chess, Magic, board games and more. On Fridays we play computer games like Minecraft and Scratch.

3:30pm Secret Coders Club @ St. Johns Library

Kids in grades 2-5 will have fun with coding-related games and activities that encourage problem-solving, teamwork, and ​creativity.

Tween DIY@ the Library @ Hollywood Library

Calling all tweens! Come kick start your creativity with our monthly tween gathering of creative minds. Start with our monthly project or use supplies on hand to make your own project.