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Got an App for That?

Do you have an idea for the next big mobile app? Will you make the next Candy Crush or Angry Birds?

Graphics Programming with Processing

Every computer program is written in one of many different programming languages. Just as spoken languages share grammar and parts of speech, programming languages have commonalities such as...

Scratch Programming

In this step-by-step workshop we’ll help you learn enough vector drawing and coding to design and program your own interactive character.

Green Screen Video Fun

A basic overview of video editing, cameras, lenses, and microphones. Work with a small team to create a short scene and record it in front of a green screen.

Green Screen Video Fun!

A basic overview of video editing, cameras, lenses, and microphones. Work with a small team to create a short scene and record it in front of a green screen.


Minecraft is an open-ended, creative game about breaking and placing blocks.

Programming in Python

Python is a widely used programming language that is easy to learn and very powerful.

EV3 Robotics

We will be building robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits. Building and controlling your own robot is fun.

Rube Goldberg chain reaction – WeDo Robotics

Create a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction, using Scratch, LEGO WeDo, rubber balls, duct-tape, and a variety of other playful materials.

APIs Writing and Testing

This session will introduce you to the fundamentals of API building that apply to ANY framework. What to think about, how to name resources etc.

SEO Begins before Design

Today good website search engine optimization relies upon how content is framed and delivered. For Google to properly rank a website, it must interpret the websites context and strength of that...

Designing from the Content Out
Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it's decoration. - Jeffrey Zeldman
The Tidy Git: Streamlining Your Development Workflow Collaborating with Git is now an essential skill for developers in today's market. It's not enough to know how to push and pull commits. The real power of Git emerges when adhering to a successful... Advanced
Business Panel (3rd Annual) Local development agency and technology company leaders engage in a panel discussion centered on topics of solving business problems, as opposed to technical or project management issues. Advanced
Makerspace The makers from Amherst Media present a Makerspace at NERD Summit. If you are interested in computer code, Arduino or Raspberry Pi projects, knitting, or...
NERD Party!

Join us for food, drinks, games, and music!

Basics of a Lean Launch: The Successful Start-Up If you, or you and some colleagues, are considering starting your own business, here are the basics of the "lean launch" method.
Context is key - providing support in a release-break-fix world If you understand the context of a user's question, the answer comes easily. If you don't, support is nigh unto impossible.
How to Turn Your Software Ideas Into a Side Business

Every developer has at least one or two ideas in their head about something they want to offer to the world.

Good software development has a codified process with specific steps. Skip a...

The future is here. What's Drupal got to do with it?

"The future is already here— it’s just not very evenly distributed." —William Gibson


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