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Tuesday, April 3
 

4:00pm

Best Buy Teen Tech Center Open House
Limited Capacity seats available

Free and open to all ages! 

Join Phase 4 Learning Center for a tour of the new Best Buy Teen Tech Center, a free and open space for teens to explore and interact with technology!

 
Thursday, April 5
 

3:30pm

Girl Powered - Girls of STEM with Robomatter
Free youth centered workshop!
Being Girl Powered means finding people who you don’t see in robotics, getting them try it, and making them feel like they belong. It's about encouraging everyone, to actively embrace a more diverse culture. We want to encourage not only girls, but also all newbies, to try new things, and be a part of changing the definition of what a STEM expert looks like.

The event will kick-off with an interactive Q&A, then flow into a series of STEM activities for students!
For more information about the initiative visit GirlPowered.com

 
Friday, April 6
 

12:00pm

Introducing Startups to Obama Academy
Free and open to all!

In coordination with Jetpack Workflow, local teenagers will be introduced to local startups and learn about their experiences in local entrepreneurship.

Contact John Bowman john@jetpackworkflow.com with accessibility needs.

Friday April 6, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm
AlphaLab Gear 6024 Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

6:00pm

Games For Change Student Challenge News Literacy Game Jam
Register here! part of Youth Innovation Night
Free and open to all.

Bring friends, make friends! Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative.
Get your game on with regional gamers, local content experts, and other teens.
Experience a free and exciting evening of games, play, and instruction to develop game concepts that teach people how to flex their News Know-how. Teens are invited to hang out with regional gamers and content experts to explore the theme of News Literacy.

  • Common Sense Media will run an interactive session on Fake News: Figuring Out the Truth.
  • Game Development Team from the Entertainment Technology Center will playtest their mobile phone G4C experience, Newscan.
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice will help users create worlds with SIMS characters, building interactions in dozens of epically designed backdrops and environments.
  • PIGDA - Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Game Developers Association will provide guidance and gaming strategies.

Teens can get started or continue working on the national Games for Change Student Challenge designing their own transformational video games on loads of laptops we will have on-site using Scratch and GamestarMechanic.
Alice Student Competition due 4/23
G4C Student Competition due 4/31

For accessibility questions please contact Heather Mallak  (heathermallak@gmail.com).

Speakers
avatar for Heather Mallak

Heather Mallak

Producer, Games for Change Student Challenge Pittsburgh


Friday April 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Alloy 26 100 S Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

6:00pm

PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives
Free and open to all ages!

Join us at Youth Innovation Night to preview the pilot work of PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives.

PGH in 360: Youth Perspectives partners with community organizations to teach young people to produce 360-degree videos that express their views on life in Pittsburgh and issues that matter to them. A pilot of the program took place in conjunction with 1Hood Media and the interactive 360 startup Stitcbridge in late March. The resulting video will be shown in a VR headset, allowing viewers to walk for a while in the shoes of Pittsburgh youth.

Friday April 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Nova Place 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

6:00pm

Youth Innovation Night Sponsored by Google
Sponsored by Google
RSVP here!
Free and open to all ages!

Join us for Youth Innovation Night 2018. Come Hang Out, Mess Around, and Geek Out with your friends and meet news ones through a youth showcase and activities provided by organizations and businesses across the City of Pittsburgh.
Chill, converse, and make connections!
Conceptualize, collaborate, and create!
Code, compute, and creative-problem solve!

Activities for all ages including a Youth Showcase.
Free and open to all.
Food and Beverages will be provided.
Presented by:
  • All Star Code
  • Alloy26
  • CoLab18
  • Department of Innovation & Performance
  • Games for Change
  • Nova Place
  • Remake Learning
Transportation Details:  
DROP OFF/RIDE SHARE/PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
There is an entrance to the concourse at the corner of South Commons and Federal Street, across from the Post Office. Go up the steps, into the glass doors, and look for Alloy 26 on your right. 
Bus transit via the 54, 15, T, and 18

USE GATE 5 OF NOVA PLACE - $5 flat rate (credit card only) 201 East CommonsPittsburgh, PA 15212 For easiest access, enter parking garage GATE 5 on East Commons. Take the stairs up to the Plaza Level of the concourse.  Once you get inside the doors onto the Concourse, walk to the left to check in for Youth Innovation Night.
*If you enter GATE 4, you will be charged the Pittsburgh Pirates parking rate of $20. Please use GATE 5! 




Speakers
avatar for Sean Gray

Sean Gray

Pittsburgh Area Director, All Star Code
Sean joined All Star Code after producing its first Welcome Event in Pittsburgh in early 2017.  As an entrepreneur and principal of the lifestyle consulting firm Sean Gray International he established in 2006, Sean believes in the importance of investing in Pittsburgh’s underserved... Read More →
avatar for Heather Mallak

Heather Mallak

Producer, Games for Change Student Challenge Pittsburgh


Friday April 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Nova Place 100 S Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
 
Saturday, April 7
 

1:00pm

Games for Change Student Challenge Wildlife Conservation: Pollinators Game Jam
Register for this event
This event is free and open to all. Bring friends, make friends!
Get comparative, Get competitive, Get creative.
Get your game on with regional gamers, local content experts, and other youth.

Experience a free and fun afternoon of games, play, and workshops to develop game concepts that teach people how wildlife conservation matters. Inspired by the work of Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, teens are invited to hang out with regional gamers and content experts to explore the themes of wildlife conservation, specifically pollinators.

Hang Out in one of the greenest building in the world, brimming with beautiful views and rich resources including books, specimens, and tactile materials. Get inspired by the environemnt while playing table top games.

Mess Around, get creative designing storyboards, story mapping and character descriptions with art supplies.Bring your coloring of a pollinator to life with Augmented Reality app.
Pittsburgh Park Conservancywill share their deep knoweldge and efforts in local conservation, specifically polinators. Hands-on activities, hikes, scientific inquiry and observations with experts from the Education Department.

Geek Out by building games, critically thinking about the parts of games - modifications and mechanics.
Sarah Heinz House, proud member of the Boys and Girls Club of America, will be bringing their Media Lab knowledge and skills working with Twine and examining other text-based adventure games.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Alice will help users create worlds with SIMS characters, building interactions in dozens of epically designed backdrops and environments.  

The competition is open to 5th-12th graders. Teens can get started or continue working on the national Games for Change Student Challenge designing their own transformational video games on loads of laptops we will have on-site using Scratch and GamestarMechanic. 
Alice Student Competition due 4/23
G4C Student Competition due 4/31


Speakers
avatar for Heather Mallak

Heather Mallak

Producer, Games for Change Student Challenge Pittsburgh


 
Sunday, April 8
 

12:00pm

Inclusive Innovation Week Closing Event | Youth Leading Inclusive Innovation in partnership with TEDx Pittsburgh and the Homewood YMCA Lighthouse Project
Free and open to all ages!
Join us to close out Inclusive Innovation Week 2018 with the voices of youth from across the City of Pittsburgh sharing their vision for an inclusive and innovative future.

Event Host:
  • Peyton Klein 
Featured Speakers:
  • Cassie Brown
  • Jerome McCree
  • Aira Bazaz; Leah Ewers
  • Justine Szurley
Special performances by the Homewood YMCA Lighthouse Project and the Funky Fly Project.