2021 Schedule

Schedule and Workshop Descriptions

Workshops

Most workshops will run on Saturdays: February 27 and March 6, and if you can't make these live discussions, you can access recordings later. A limited number of workshops will occur during the hackathon (March 9-10). Please select your workshops during the registration process, and you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions within 3 days.

 

Workshop Date time

Intro to Data Analysis with Python Pandas
This workshop will help researchers with no prior programming
experience learn Python Pandas to analyze research data.
Attendees will learn how to open data files in Python, complete
basic data manipulation tasks and save their work without
compromising the original data.

February 27 12pm

Making art with code in the web
Join me as we explore creating visual art in the web! This workshop
will cover information about how to make interactive vibrant visualizations
from code written with the creative coding gold standard p5.js .
Goals are to provide participants with tools to make exciting visuals on the
web for their hackathon projects or just to satisfy their inner artists.
No installs or experience needed, just bring a laptop and dive in!

February 27 2pm

Intro to Arduino
Have you ever wondered how a car or home security alarm works?
In this workshop you will learn how to simulate an alarm using
arduino technology and TinkerCAD. This workshop requires you to
make an account for TinkerCAD and download arduino IDE.

Participants will pick up kits at the UAL Main Library prior to the workshop

February 27 12pm
Intro to Augmented Reality with Spark AR
Take a selfie with a toon! Join us as we learn about Spark AR
and how to create an augmented reality experience you can
share on Facebook and Insta! No prior experience necessary.
You will need a phone/tablet, computer, Spark AR installed,
and a Facebook account.

https://sparkar.facebook.com/ar-studio/
February 27 12pm
Building Mobile Apps in React Native March 6 12pm

Zines and Communities: Honoring Relationships and Positionalities 

Join Indigenous Honeys for a digital zinemaking workshop! In this
workshop we will develop and practice digital zine production skills.
We ask you to bring digitized photos of people, places and/or items
that are important to you! (Please download Canva and Adobe Capture
to your device.) 

March 6 12pm

Mini Sumo Bot Build and Competition 

Participants build and program a mini sumo robot kit and then
upload their code to GitHub to compete against other contestants.

Build on Saturday, March 6, compete in the double elimination contest
Wednesday, March 10.

Participants will pick up kits at the UAL Main Library prior to the workshop.

March 6 1-3pm

Collaborating online: Lessons from a Successful Team

Based on the experiences of an interdisciplinary software design and research team
working at multiple sites, we share three principles for collaborative teams who
prioritize
inclusivity and mutual respect. Examples and practical techniques will help
your team work together more effectively both asynchronously and when working
together in person.

March 6 1pm

Introduction to 3D Printing

This workshop will guide attendees through the basics of 3D modeling and
3D Printing. They will be designing a cable organizer using Onshape and
learning the basics of using a slicer. The goal is for students to customize
their own cable organizer and have it printed for them to pick up.
Attendees must create a free student account with Onshape prior to the workshop.

March 6 2pm

Threading Water: create a tapestry using weaving techniques

Users will assemble their laser-cut loom and use the yarn provided to create
a miniature tapestry. Those in attendance will be able to ask questions about
the kit and share your creations with the community.

March 6 2pm

Kickoff

March 8, 4-6pm

We are excited to welcome you all in a special event kickoff and celebration of International Women's Day with an inspiring discussion about this year's theme, Mutual Aid. Keynote speaker Adela Licona presents Art as Coalitional Gesture & Information as Moving Matter.

This conversation introduces TENDER R/AGE :: RABIA TIERNA, an online and traveling installation of art and information addressing the separation of families at the US/Mexico border and the caging of children. It began as a crowdsourcing call to friends informed by a feminist coalitional politics. Its coalitional impetus coalesces around its collective cry for no cages. Living on occupied territory and being born and raised in the borderlands, TENDER R/AGE :: RABIA TIERNA, acknowledges the long tradition in the US of separating families – chosen and biological. The project also recognizes how the US has led the way in producing, and continues to produce, the Migration Industrial Complex (MIC), its profit-driven economies, technologies, detentions, and surveillances. For years I have been working on the idea of the US as a regime of distortion where fear and insecurity are cultivated through state rhetorics, policy, and the media to criminalize, pathologize, and thereby distort whole populations. I envisioned this project as a call for seeing and looking anew and for informed collective action with outrage, compassion, and sustained connections.
 

Adela C. Licona is the founder and lead consultant at The Art of Change Agency, a coaching and consulting agency supporting critical voices and creative visions for sustainable practice, structural change, and social transformation. She is an Associate Professor Emeritus, English, at the University of Arizona, where she served as founding member and Vice Chair of the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate minor and was affiliated faculty in Gender and Women’s Studies, Institute for LGBT Studies, Institute of the Environment, and Mexican American Studies. Adela is a writer and photographer who is Editor Emeritus of Feminist Formations and who serves on the advisory/editorial boards for Feminist Formations, the Primavera Foundation, Art+Feminism, and BorderLinks, a border immersion and popular educational project in Tucson, Arizona.

Hackathon and Workshops

March 9-10, 9am-5pm

During our two UA Reading Days we will convene to work on projects with one another. Team formation will happen on Tuesday morning, and workshops will continue throughout the day.

We are excited to welcome our partner event Art+Feminism into the Hackaton events this year, as well as workshops from the UA WICS (Women in Computer Science).

Workshop date time
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Mutual Aid Workshop
How can editing Wikipedia become an act of mutual aid and care? Panelists from CATalyst Studios, the Center for Creative Photography, the Public History Collaborative, and the Poetry Center will reflect on collaborative Wikipedia editing practices that uplift artistic communities and correct historical erasures. 
March 9 9am-10am

Orientation Session; Team Formation and Resource connections
Find teammates, make plans, connect to resources

March 9 10am-11am
Making art with code in the web
Join me as we explore creating visual art in the web! This workshop
will cover information about how to make interactive vibrant visualizations
from code written with the creative coding gold standard p5.js .
Goals are to provide participants with tools to make exciting visuals on the
web for their hackathon projects or just to satisfy their inner artists.
No installs or experience needed, just bring a laptop and dive in!
March 9 2pm-4pm
Communal Wikipedia Editing
Join us for an informal, social, and collaborative hour of editing Wikipedia articles pertaining to underrepresented artists and communities. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to womxn, non-binary, and femme people.
March 9 3pm-4pm

Social Hour and Connection
Say hi, check in, meet new people, learn more about teams and projects, win some prizes

March 9 4pm-5pm

Orientation Session and Check-in: Team Formation and Resource connections
Share your progress, appeal for support and new team members, say good morning to fellow hackers. If you haven't joined a team yet, you can connect with project here.

March 10 9am-10am

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Reliable, Verifiable, and Neutral: how to search for valid Wikipedia sources
A look at the Wikipedia guidelines for sources, and information on how to go about finding reliable published information to use in articles. 

March 10 10-11am

Imposter Syndrome
Come learn about the effects of Imposter Syndrome and how
it impacts underrepresented genders in the technology industry.

March 10 1pm

Intro to Python Level 2

Already have experience in another programming language?
This workshop will help you learn the basics of implementing
programs in the Python language.
Make sure you have your favorite IDE and Python installed

March 10 3pm
Communal Wikipedia Editing
Join us for an informal, social, and collaborative hour of editing Wikipedia articles pertaining to underrepresented artists and communities. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate, with a special welcome to womxn, non-binary, and femme people.
March 10 3pm

 

   

Finale

March 13, 12pm-2pm

Teams will pitch their final projects and we will celebrate the creative ingenious members of our community. Anyone who works on a project and pitches during the finale is eligible for a prize.

Register now!


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