observe 5th-8th graders introed to IT-&robot-making­ by Microsoft & more (#1)+

  1. WHAT: Observe "Limitless Technology Day Camp" :MC6NOJ
    1. Put on by (says InlandValleyNews.com): :MC69AN
      1. "Transcendence ("for children and their families who today are under-served"*) :MC6OG9
        1. main event organizers: probably Keith Hosea and Michael D. Lacy. :MC6OT1
      2. Technology Goddesses :MC6OGV
        1. main event organizer(s): probably the group creator: "created by Cora Carmody, CIO of Jacobs Engineering [with ] goal .. to bring youth to technology" :MC6P10
      3. with food, facility, staffing, & notable technology by Microsoft :MC6OH3
        1. main event organizer: Evelyn Morgan :MC6OK3
    2. Attendees: 80 kids where "to qualify, youth must be in 5th-8th grade and a resident of any city in the Inland Empire or Pomona, Claremont and LaVerne". :MC69E4
    3. Main event: Every attendee will attend 4 1-hour modules: :MC69MH
      1. "Module one is entitled Motion Capture with Kinect, which is a live, physical, interactive, digital computing experience where participants use their bodies as the computer input device." :MC6KL3
        1. manned by Microsoft's Alice Pang. :MC6P54
      2. "The second module is a next generation multimedia communications and video creation session using cutting edge Microsoft hardware and software." :MC6KLA
      3. "The third module is an engineering and automation workshop using Lego’s Design Automation kit for kids." :MC6KLM
        1. technology: none found by that name; seems it might a Lego robotics set and/or Microsoft Robotics Studio. :MC6P8Y
        2. manned by a university professor and probably Microsoft's Dean Suzuki :MC6P41
      4. "The final module is the Walk and Play tour. It is an interactive tour of more than a dozen next generation Microsoft technologies." :MC6KLT
      5. "Each of these sessions are designed to give the participants hands-on interaction with the tools and convey the associated education and career opportunities." :MC6KM4
    4. The 80 attendees will be broken into 4 groups of 20 and each group will rotate thru the 4 modules, where each module lasts 1 hour and repeats 4 times (1 time for each group visiting it) --says the organizer at Microsoft. :MC69NW.
  2. When:MBL875
    1. 1st one: 2012.10.20(3rd Sat) (0900-1600 so 1 full day!).:MBL8PA
      1. Note I Event Host Destiny only got the full info on this just hours before the event. :MC6MY1
    2. 2nd one: 2013.01.19(3rd Sat): most likely.:MBL8PA
    3. so repeating schedule: if things go well, plan to repeat, mostly likely every quarter, says the organizer at Microsoft.:MBYGLK
  3. Cost: for observers, free!:MBYFO0
  4. Agenda: guestimate :MC69FJ
    1. 0900- Registration :MC69HJ
    2. 1000- Period 1 :MC69I2
    3. 1100- Period 2 :MC69IW
    4. 1200- Lunch, courtesy of Microsoft :MC69JK
    5. 1300- Period 3 :MC69K2
    6. 1400- Period 4 :MC69KO
    7. 1500- Wrapup :MC69LA
    8. 1600- end :MC69LP
  5. to attend via this page, you can only be an observer and you must RSVP here and be approved before you arrive; once you RSVP YES, the exact location will be immediately sent to you as soon as your attendance is approved (including a spot opening during the event). Event already started? -No problem! RSVPs are allowed during the event; if Meetup.com doesn't allow further normal RSVPs then post an event comment here saying your RSVP (also sending your cell & email via private message, if we don't already have it). You can choose to come any time during the event and for a visit for as little as 15min. :MC687X
  6. ​To attend, please follow the latest version of info for every OCAndroid event LEVW4X. :LO9QFO
  7. Additional publications/URLs :MC6L1L
    1. for the event series: :MC6L7C
      1. none except this page's "MBL875 When". :MC6LCA
    2. for the 1st one: :MC6L8F
      1. official url --All quotes are from here unless noted. :MC6KTK
      2. MC6L4P: in InlandValleyNews.com
      3. MC6L4Y: in PE.com
  8. “What are these codes as “MC6RJM” on this paragraph? They're short IDs to date-stamp & uniquely-reference most anything.” :MC6RJM
  9. Some listing history, in order: :MBYIVO
    1. MC6S7A: pdt2012.10.18thu16: at MobileCampLA, presenter Microsoft's Alice Pang 1st told Destiny of this event "teaching robots to kids" and invited her to join her. And by amazing coincidence, this happened to be a notably good match given, what she hadn't know of: Destiny's significant accomplishment introducing & teaching autonomous robotics at MIT, as founder there of the now-famous autonomous robot contest there which now 1 of about every 4 MIT students takes: see "bragging rights" in his Google Profile; indeed, in the 3rd contest, he had even got Microsoft sponsoring ~$10K to the contest and ended up landed Microsoft hiring a few employees from among his contestants!
    2. MC67VT: pdt2012.10.19fri1748- Destiny created this event listing by copying our last event's listing since that had the latest formatting, then adding the details from the event organizer at Microsoft; pdt2012.10.19fri0008.
    3. MC6NBP: considerable updates now that I found official URLs; pdt2012.10.20sat0224.
    4. MC6RN4: pic; added; IDs: per what I had been thinking & now Bill's suggestion, redid so the are on the right and tinest & invsibile; pdt2012.10.20sat0325.
    5. MC6TD6: title fr(observe 5th-8th graders introed2 IT-&robot-making (#1)+ (on OCAndroid))cut from end of title " (on OCAndroid)" per Bill's note that that seems superfluous and indeed most Meetup listings don't bother with the group name in the page; with the additional space, made title more clear; to(observe 5th-8th graders introed to IT-&robot-making by Microsoft & more (#1)+); changed venue name fr(address told to those who RSVP YES and are selected to attend) to (exact address immediately told to those who RSVP YES once spot opens); MC687X: extended with key details as "Event already started?" and "visit for as little as 15min", key since the notice is understandably so short; pdt2012.10.20sat0401.
    6. MC6UYA: pdt2012.10.20sat0407: 1st announced (emailed) this to group members. Included the special message "RSVP Now. This is cool stuff! Note you can come for as little as 15 min & RSVP even during the event. Short notice unavoidable as I just go the full news of this just hours ago."

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  • DestinyArchitect

    This was very successful and max-attended. The kids loved it, and overall a success.
    *I took some pics I may eventually upload.
    *The leaders profusely thanked Bill & I for coming.
    *And one of the most impressive things was a local community college professor, perhaps mentioned above, which allowed students to play with and modify Lego robots (with only about ~1hr to spend with them, there wasn't time to build robots from scratch), including 1 lego robot built to physical solved Rubik's Cube http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ru...­ (as eye and spin a real cube until it was solved), based on robot building instructions posted on the web --we all watched it run & solve the cube, with amazement!

    November 9

  • DestinyArchitect

    *Short URL: http://meetu.ps/nmyb4­ (as Meetup.com software hides it 1hr after event start)
    *Hit-tracking short URL: http://1.JotHere.com/MC75MS­

    October 23, 2012

2 went

  • DestinyArc­hitect
    of Laguna Hills; 2010.10.26- 179+RSVPs&98+attends; Head&~Founder, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Bill Zwicky
    of Orange; 2011.08.10- 53+RSVPs&40+attend; Native Devlpr Ldr, Assistant Organizer

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