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NIC Inc. Spark Event - SOLD OUT

STEM

Date:
Thu Apr 11, 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
NIC Inc. Map
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Cadette, Junior
 

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

How many of you have walked through your house or a friend’s house and called out, “Alexa, play High Hopes by Panic! At The Disco”? Or maybe, you’ve lost your phone – again – and you need a little help. Simply say, “Alexa, trigger find my phone” and follow the ringtone to its magical mystery location. The ability to do each of these things required the work of developers behind the scenes. 

Research shows that in less than two years the number of Alexa skills developers has gone from an estimated 15,000 worldwide, to hundreds of thousands today. Want to know more about this fast-growing tech world? Learn what it takes to build an Alexa skill and work with NIC tech leaders in an Alexa coding environment. In addition to exploring the Alexa skill technology, you will learn about a variety of IT careers and get to test out some of the latest tech gadgets. 

Additional Info:  This is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) event. Each girl will need to bring her own laptop (Mac or PC is fine)! Please be sure to bring charging cords, and passwords necessary to unlock the device so we can use it during the event. If you have a smart phone, you may bring that as well, but not required. If you need a laptop, contact stem@gsksmo.org to request one. These will be lent out on a first request, first honored basis.

Pizza & beverages will be served. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please feel free to bring your own food.

Photography will be allowed. 

Cost per Girl: $3
Cost per Adult:
N/A

This is a Girl Scout council-organized event. Troops must maintain adult-girl ratios, and if attending as an individual you must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.

Registration Requirements: All girls participating as a Girl Scout in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. Troops must maintain adult-girl ratios, and if attending as an individual you must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event.


About this partner: NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is a publicly traded company in Olathe, Kan., that specializes in building mobile apps and online services for government. The company was founded in 1992, and today we work with more than 6,000 federal, state and local government agencies throughout the country, and have built over 13,000 digital government services.