2019 Schedule

Schedule and Workshop Descriptions

Friday October 18

Darcy Van Patten

Kickoff Celebration
Friday, 4:30-6 pm

Mercado San Agustin Annex

267 South Avenida del Convento

Come join us for an inspiring keynote address by Darcy Van Patten, Executive Director, Digital Transformation and Student and Academic Technologies, UA Information Technology.

Pick up your registration packet, meet fellow hackers, and celebrate with other locals! Stay for the TENWEST performance and community celebration.

Saturday October 19

women posting sticky notes on wall

Saturday, 8 am-5 pm

UA Libraries and the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC) on the University of Arizona campus
1500 E. University Blvd.

Welcome and orientation, workshops, and Design Thinking presentation.
Breakfast and lunch provided. 

Sunday October 20

Robot competition from previous hackathon

Sunday, 8 am-6 pm

UA Libraries and the Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC) on the University of Arizona campus
1500 E. University Blvd.

Robotics workshops, hacking, demonstrations, and awards.
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Darcy Van Patten - Keynote Speaker

Darcy Van Patten is the Executive Director for digital transformation, and student and academic technologies at the University of Arizona. In this role, Darcy is responsible for facilitating co-creation of a shared vision for optimizing the university’s strategic relationships, with strong focus on the student life-cycle experience and enabling instructional excellence. She directly leads technology and product innovation teams that design, build, and run the university’s student information system, academic technologies, classroom technology, student computing resources, mobile, and Salesforce CRM.

User experience is Darcy’s passion, as is leading smart, creative teams in delivering great products that solve real-world problems. Darcy’s career has spanned several disciplines, including deep sea geophysics, operations consulting, community engagement, yoga instruction, and finally IT strategy and program management. This non-linear journey serves as her secret sauce for approaching technology differently.  


Saturday, October 19: Registration, welcome & orientation
University of Arizona campus – Integrated Learning Center 

8:00 – 8:45
Registration & breakfast

8:45 – 9:15
Welcome & orientation

ILC 120

Workshops - Session 1, 9:30 - 10:45

Calaveritas with E-Textiles

ILC 119

Magali Sanchez

Learn how to sew with conductive thread, build a simple circuit, and use your imagination to create a light-up calaverita pin.

Track: Create

Essential Embroidery

ILC 151

Jordan Greene

Learn the basics of hand embroidery and the importance of crafts and creativity while you create your own small project. We'll cover elements of the design process, types of stitches, and mindfulness.

Track: Create

Google Code Labs

ILC 125

Dan Stormant

Drop-in to work on API or other technology for hacking!

Track: Compute

Introduction to the UA HPC

ILC 145

Blake Joyce

The University of Arizona provides FREE high performance computing to researchers and students. Come learn how to access the system and use it!

Track: Compute

Workshops - Session 2, 11:00 - 12:15

Create Profile Avatars with Illustrator

ILC 119

Brian Puente

Whether creating them for fun or for use in apps or an email signature, making your own minimalist avatar can be a great way to learn how easy icon creation can be and help you get introduced to Adobe Illustrator. Join us for this beginner-friendly workshop on the world's leading vector graphics software.

Track: Create

How saying “no” creates time for what you care about

ILC 151

Linda Alepin

How often do you find yourself in overload? Or, how many times per week are you unable to fulfill all the requests made of you? Unless you answered these questions with “never” and “zero”, chances are you can use guidance on how to avoid these situations. Once you learn to say "no", you have more time to work on what you care about and be more connected to what gives you life.

Track: Create

Hello, Cloud! Or how to get up and running with Google Cloud

ILC 141

Andrew Slattery

Learn how you can leverage the power of the Cloud for your next project in as little as just a few minutes. Together we'll explore serverless computing on Google Cloud, with interactive demos and walkthroughs with real world examples. At the end, a few attendees will walk away with some swag and prizes!

Track: Compute

Python for Programmers

ILC 125

Marisa Galan

WICS will host an introductory crash course to Python programming for students with basic programming experience (any language). Participants can look forward to learning about the benefits of programming in a dynamic language and will go home with a program they completed themselves.

Track: Compute

Coaching - The Secret Sauce to Building a Culture of Accountability

ILC 117

Alicia McClain

Professional Coaching is part of an important competency for an Agile coach. So, what is coaching and how can an Agile coach add this to their toolkit? In this presentation you will learn:

1) What is (professional) coaching?

2) Why is it an important skill to have for Agile coaches?

3) Coaching demo

4) Tips & Resources you can use to start right away

Track: Collaborate

Lunch: 12:15 - 1:00

Lunch is provided while you network and get to know each other.

Workshops - Session 3, 1:15 - 2:30

Introduction to HTML and CSS

ILC 125

Shannon Gallagher

Never written a line of code before but always been curious? Then HTML & CSS are the perfect places to start! Join us to learn the two most basic building blocks of every website. You'll learn how to add content to your website using HTML, and then on the CSS to style it. You'll walk away with an actual project you can show your friends and the tools to keep working on it after you leave!

Track: Compute

How Ruby Can Change The World: An Introduction to Rails

ILC 119

Dillion Walker

In this quick and approachable workshop, participants will learn basics of Ruby and Ruby on Rails and get a web app published by the end of the workshop.

Track: Compute

Free cloud computing with Google Drive: A GIS programming workshop

ILC 117

Alex Pakalniskis

This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the use of Google Colaboratory for analysis and visualization of spatial data. Using this free Google Drive extension, participants will access a cloud-based Jupyter Notebook Python programming environment for a hands-on experience with software libraries such as geopandas, matplotlib, and folium. Participants will learn how to programmatically interact with Google Drive files and create interactive web maps.

Track: Compute

Google Code Labs

ILC 135

Dan Stormont

Drop-in to work on API or other technology for hacking!

Track: Collaborate

What is Imposter Syndrome?

ILC 151

Marisa Galan

WICS will address the prevalence of imposter syndrome in the workforce (particularly STEM), discussing both what it is and how it relates to diversity. Participants will network, play games, and listen to other students' stories to learn how they can cope with imposter syndrome.

Track: Collaborate

360 Camera Workshop

LIBRARY A112

Maggie Melo

Learn how to use 360° cameras to create immersive pictures and videos! Previous experience is not required and participants will be provided with all the necessary equipment for the workshop.

WebVR content creation without Unity!

ILC 145

Devin Bayly

 

This course will introduce participants to the A-Frame javascript/html library for generating Virtual Reality scenes on the web. Following an introduction to the merits of A-Frame, the rest of the workshop will be hands on demonstrations of scene and content creation. Time permitting, this workshop will end with an example of Mozilla's Social VR project known as Hubs built using A-Frame.

Track: Create

Break: 2:30 – 3:00

Take a break. We'll provide the snacks!

Design Thinking Presentation, 3:00 - 5:00

ILC 141

Design thinking is about developing possibilities. Get inspired by speakers from the UA Libraries, the UA Office of Student Engagement, and the UA Office of Digital Learning as they walk you through the process and how it applies to coming up with good ideas. Learn more about design thinking in this short video.
 


Sunday, October 20: Welcome & breakfast
University of Arizona campus – Integrated Learning Center

8:00 – 8:45
Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00
Welcome

Workshops - Session 1, 9:00 - 12:00

Make your own Mech

ILC 119

Toni Harris

Describe Mech Warfare and show students how to make a mech or Sumo robot. Instructions on how to build a mech. Demo. Kits while supplies last.

Track: Robotics

Augmented Reality Coloring Pages

ILC 117

Andie Rodriguez

Participants will learn how to develop their own AR coloring pages and work from a sample scene using the Unity game engine. Students will learn how to create 3D models in Tinkercad, rip the texture in Blender, and reassemble the model to then export for coloring in Unity. All levels of experience welcome (especially beginners)! Participants will need the Unity Hub installed on a laptop, Blender also installed, a computer with a webcam, and a Tinkercad account (free).

Track: Robotics

Build a NodeBot!

ILC 125

Want to make your own robot? Build a chassis, wire up some motors and controller boards, program a firmware on a microcontroller, learn how to remotely control your robot over bluetooth from a web browser...and once it all works, you decorate and make it your own! Get ready to battle other bots at the end of the day. Battle winner and best bot decorator get a prize!

Track: Robotics

Hacking! 9:00 - 12:00

ILC 141

Lunch: 12:15 - 1:00

Lunch is provided while you network and get to know each other.

More hacking! 1:00 - 4:00

ILC 141

Break: 3:00 – 3:30

Take a break. We'll provide the snacks!

Robot challenge & demo set-up: 3:30 - 4:30

Courtyard

Project demos, awards & closing remarks: 4:30 - 6:00

ILC 120

Come cheer on the bots and their makers!


Thanks to our organizing team for planning and coordinating this event!