Past Meetup

Techmakers U: IoT, Google Polymer & Collaboration Tools

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Saint Peter's University

Mac Mahon Student Center - Duncan Family Sky Room · Jersey City, NJ

How to find us

47 Glenwood Avenue - Jersey City, NJ (parking at LOT 1, the Armory Lot)


Connect. Create. Celebrate.

Expect sessions led by female tech experts exploring the Internet of Things, Google's Polymer web component library, and collaboration tools to help power your organization.

Note that you MUST purchase a $5 ticket for this event on Eventbrite. We will serve food and have some fun swag to give away.

Venue details:

The event is in the Saint Peter’s University Mac Mahon Student Center Sky Room - 47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City

Free parking is available in LOT 1, the Armory Lot ( (around 700 Montgomery St. on Google Map)

The campus is easily accessible by car or public transportation ( as it is minutes from the Journal Square PATH train (via campus shuttle (, city bus, taxi, or walking)

( ) (Note - the campus shuttle does not run on Sundays)

Featured Presentations

Christina "CK" Kerley ( will speak about The Smart Revolution: How The “Internet of Things” Will Shape Our Lives, Our Work—And Our World

A forerunner in tech revolutions for 20 years, innovation speaker and specialist Christina “CK” Kerley steers executives through the sweeping set of emerging tech and trends that are transforming our world today… and those igniting the strategies, brands and business models of tomorrow.

Lucy He of Google

She'll help us kick the tires on Google's Polymer (, a next generation web development framework. Lucy will conduct a hands-on Code Lab, where attendees will have the opportunity to build their own Polymer "element".

Lucy is a software engineer in Social Impact at Google. As a front-end developer, her goal is to help bring the best user experiences to life. She likes Polymer, simplicity and thoughtful design. +1 for good code and code for good!

Prereq's for the code lab:

Laptop with Python (, Node.js ( (which includes npm) and Bower ( installed. (If you're installing for the first time, they should be installed in this order.)

Open JC is a hands on active community group collaborating with the Jersey City Government to build open data, open source and open government in Jersey City. Open JC believes in public sector innovation and the value of digital-government projects.


*The below agenda is not final. More details TBD.

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Registration & check-in

1:00pm - 1:15pm: Opening remarks and intro to Women Techmakers North Jersey

1:15pm - 2:00pm: The Smart Revolution: How The “Internet of Things” Will Shape Our Lives, Our Work—And Our World - Christina "CK" Kerley

2:00pm - 3:15pm: IoT Design Sprint: All attendees will have an opportunity to engage in a rapid prototyping session known as a "design sprint". The focus will be on prototyping an app that leverages the Internet of Things.

3:15pm - 3:45pm: Break with Food

3:45pm - 4:30pm: Track 1: Polymer Code Lab (next gen web development framework) with Lucy He of Google

3:45pm - 4:30pm: Track 2: Community engagement and technology tools that help with organizing and collaboration with OpenJC ( and Code for Jersey City

4:30pm - 4:45pm: Wrap Up

4:45pm - 5:00pm: Networking + After Party?

This event is proudly sponsored by the following organizations:

Additional sponsorship opportunities available: