Next SWIT Meeting
Our next meeting is already upon us. We will be discussing employability skills. It will be an open discussion on job skills, interview tips, resume writing tip, and how to be a successful employee. As always, lunch can be ordered through Beef-a-Roo for $10 (free to current students). Here’s a link to the menu. http://www.beefaroo.com/BeefarooCatering.pdf
SWIT April Meeting
Rola Othman, Director of Information Technology at Saint Xavier University will be talking with us about female IT leaders with the specific topic yet to be determined. It will possibly be risk taking or how to mentor men.
Feb 11th, 2015: Team Building
Our next Women in Technology meeting will be February 11th, 2015 at 11:30. Denise Popp will be talking with us about Team Building. To register click on the following link:
Next Meeting is January 14th, 2015
“Overcoming our shortcomings” presented by Melissa Gear
January 14, 2015
Rock Valley College, WTC141
This will be a discussion on not letting our shortcoming (information or skills we currently do not possess) be our undoing. Melissa will touch on situations where we may not have all the information or skills needed to complete a project and how we can take steps to overcome this shortcoming without completely stressing out. We will also talk about how these shortcomings can help us in the future. Even if it looks like a hassle, then their potential outcome could benefit us behind their initial scope.
Great Gifts for Young Engineers and Designers.
These links helped me find cool and different gifts this year. I wish I had some of these when I was younger.
Robitics Competitions at Rockford Public Schools
Guilford High School is hosting the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition this Friday December 12th from 4:30-7 pm. For more information, click on the following link.
Eisenhower Middle School is hosting the FIRST Lego League competitions on Saturday, December 13th and December 20th from 10 am until 3 pm. The following links provide more information.
Eisenhower First Lego League in the News
SWIT October Meeting: EIGERLAB 3-D Printing
Eigerlab will provide a conference room for our lunch and then they will give us a demostration of their 3-D technology. We can still order from Beef-a-Roo. We need to RSVP by October 1st.
SWIT September Meeting: Raspberry Pi
We are back. This first meeting of the year will be September 10th, 2014 at Rock Valley College. It will be all about Raspberry Pi. What is it? What can you do with it? What does it do? How much does it cost to build?
We will be ordering from Beef-A-Roo. To RSVP, click on the button below.
Teen Builds Car from Scratch
Here’s a great video about Kathryn DiMaria. She’s 14 and is building her dream car.
June 11th Minutes: Using iPad/Android Devices for Business & Education.
At our last meeting on June 11th, 2014, we discussed how to use Tablets and other mobile devices for presentations.
Stateline Women in Technology
June 11th Meeting Minutes: Using Tablets for Business & Education.
|Present:||Marsha Ackerman, Tara Cook, Sylvia Emerson, Diann Jabusch, Tina Leinbaugh, Glenda McCarty, Cathy Niliaram, Denise Popp, Stephanie Wascher|
|Next meeting:||September 10, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Rock Valley College WTC141/142|
June 19th, 2014. Rockford Chamber Women in Business Expo and Luncheon at Cliffbreakers from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For more information, follow this link.
June 25th, 2014. Entre is holding an Educational Luncheon from 11:30 am – 1 pm at Forest Hill’s Country Club. They will be discussing Cisco Network Switching, Cisco ASA Security, and Meraki Product Information. It’s free to attend and included lunch, just Register Here.
Demonstration of a few iPad apps created by students. Click here to read about the iOS apps students have created. One of my favorites is the Tap Tuning app created this spring. Rock Valley is offering an iOS development class (CIS280) and an Android app development (CIS245) class this fall.
Demonstration of using Air Server (installed on PC) to display iPad/iPod/iPhone screen on the PC. Then Stephanie used the Explain Everything app to show how you can use this for presentations. Here is a link on how to use it for Podcasting.
Member’s favorite or most beneficial apps:
- Explain Everything – Record podcasts of PDF, Powerpoint, Keynote, images, drawings, etc. and share via YouTube, Google drive, Photos.
- Duolingo – Free app to learn new languages. Here’s the list of languages.
- Flipboard – Place to find, collect and share the news you like.
- Pulse – A news app similar to Flipboard.
- ScanBizCard – Here’s link to reviews on business card scanning apps.
- Wink – An app for connecting, controlling, and interacting with smart home products by GE. iOS and Android
- Airwatch – for enterprise level mobile security. Video Demo
- Concur – Business and travel expense app.
- Overdrive – Borrow eBooks and audiobooks with your Rockford Public Libaray card.
- iOS/Android app reviews link