Through the creation of digital projects using free, web-based software, students will learn about how digital media and data can affect voter turnout and communities.
During the morning workshop, students will learn how to craft impactful messages using graphic design techniques like typography, color, and symbolism to create activist art memes, gifs, and animations. During the afternoon, students will learn storytelling and audio production skills while creating short podcasts about voter-related issues.
*This is a virtual hackathon. A Zoom link will be provided prio to each event.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS RIGHT FOR THE TKU HACKATHON?
Tech Kids Unlimited is designed for children ages 7-21 years of age who have been diagnosed with learning and emotional disabilities such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, Executive Processing and Dyslexia.
Students don’t need any previous tech knowledge to attend. TKU students usually attend private schools for students with disabilities, are home-schooled, go to non-public schools as well as the NYC Department of Education’s ASD NEST program. Most students have an IEP or a 504 Plan.
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Fran Drescher, actress, comedian, writer, and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny.
Lisa Edelstein, actress, playwright. She is best known for playing Dr. Lisa Cuddy on the Fox medical drama series House and playing Abby McCarthy in the Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.
Lisa Loeb, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, touring artist, actress, author, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song, “Stay”.
Thomas Middleditch, voice actor, comedian, Improviser, and screenwriter, known for his role as Richard Hendricks in the HBO series Silicon Valley and his Netflix improv special Middleditch and Schwartz.
Rosie O’Donnell, comedian, producer, actress, author, and television personality. She is best known for her Emmy award-winning daytime talk show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
Darya Folsom, news anchor, anchors The KRON 4 Morning News in the Bay Area of San Francisco.
Rachel Cohn, an Associate Producer on CNN’s podcast team.
Darian Woods, Producer at Planet Money podcast from NPR.
Morning Session: Memes, Gifs, Animations November 1, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session: Audio Production & Storytelling November 1, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm