We have quarterly social gatherings to welcome new people, strengthen relationships, and find opportunities. Here's the typical agenda:
Welcome (5 min)
Reminder of purpose of meeting people across contexts
Reminder of state, national, and international efforts in CS education
Reminder about this website and Slack
Introductions (15 min)
Name, affiliation, and how the community can help you
Try to meet 5+ people outside your context
After the meet up, gather informally for dinner if you like!
Winter 2021 — February 24th, 5-6 pm, CSEd Connect WA Slack
We're going to try something different this quarter. Most of us are pretty fatigued with video chat, so instead, we're going to try a synchronous chat on Slack.
At the date and time above, visit the #pugetsound channel. Write a post sharing your 1) affiliation, 2) interests, and 3) one recent story from your past year of pandemic life that intersects somehow with CS education. This last part might be a teaching success, an event you planned, an idea you had, or anything else you want to share.
Read the other posts, and if you find one interesting, use Slack threads to chat, and introduce yourselves further to network.
We have no idea how well this will work, but we're game to try it.
Autumn 2020 — Thursday, October 15th, 5-6 pm, Zoom (https://washington.zoom.us/my/amyjko). We'll do a brief welcome, then we'll have a set of small breakout rooms where people can freely mingle and chat. We're a friendly community and love to greet newcomers! To ensure you can participate, be sure to upgrade to Zoom version 5.3.1.
Summer 2020 — We're taking Summer off this year, so everyone can rest and recover before a challenging beginning to the school year.
Spring 2020 — Friday, May 22nd, 5-6 pm, https://washington.zoom.us/j/99095202397
5:00 pm: Welcome (Amy)
5:05 pm: Host introductions (UW Tacoma, 1 minute each)
5:10 pm: Introductions (everyone, 20 seconds each)
5:20 pm: Breakouts of 4
5:30 pm: Breakouts of 4
5:40 pm: Breakouts of 4
5:50 pm: Breakouts of 4
6:00 pm: Goodbye!
Winter 2020 — Friday, February 21st, 4:30-6:30 pm, University of Washington, Seattle, Bloedel Hall 070, in the basement
Navigate to Bloedel Hall at UW Seattle (LINK highly recommended, Bloedel is quite close to it)
Follow iSchool signs to the basement
If you arrive at 5 pm, the doors to the building will be locked. We'll have students come up every 5 minutes to let people in until 5:30.
Autumn 2019 — Friday, November 15th, 4-6 pm, Wilburton Elementary, Bellevue
12300 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Look for signs to the 2nd floor makerspace
Brief presentation at 4:30 pm
There will be snacks and beverages!
Summer 2019 — Summer picnic potluck: Friday, August 30th, 3-7 pm
Spring 2019 - June 7th, 4:00-6:00 pm, UW Othello Commons, 4200 S. Othello St., Suite 117, Studio A
Winter 2019: March 8th, 3:30-5:30 pm, Seattle Central College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98115, SAM 200
Summer 2018: August 24th, 2018, 3:30-5:30 pm, Microsoft Research, Building 99, 14820 NE 36th St, Redmond, WA 98052, Room 99/1915 (enter the building, turn left, enter the lecture room, doors lock after 5).
Spring 2018: April 27th, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm, Code.org headquarters (1501 4th Ave, Suite 900). Go up to the 9th floor and follow the signs.
Winter 2018: March 9th, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm, Living Computers Museum+Labs, 2245 1st Ave. S., Seattle, WA. This is a short walk from the SoDo light rail. The front desk will direct you to the Labs in the back of the 1st floor.
Autumn 2017: November 3rd, 2018, 3:30-5:00 pm, University of Washington, Seattle, HUB 214
Summer 2017: August 18-20 — Join us at ICER 2017 in Tacoma, WA!
Winter 2017: Friday, December 2nd, 2016, 3pm — Bloedel Hall room 060, University of Washington, Seattle