Lunch and Learn: What is Arduino? What is a Maker Faire?

Shannon Arduino BraceletShannon Lizakowski will be answering these questions (and more!). Come and learn about Arduino technology and what you need to get started on projects of your own! Shannon will have her pulse-controlled LED bracelet on display, and will talk about her experience at her very first Maker Faire last month in San Francisco, including why you should attend a Maker Faire, too!

Shannon Lizakowski is an enrollment and admissions coordinator for the Tippie MBA for Professionals and Managers program at the University of Iowa. Outside of her work with database systems, she has been working with Arduino & wearables technology, website development, as well as graphic design.

Wednesday, June 25, Noon-1 pm
Bedell Entrepreneurial Learning Lab (BELL)
322 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City



Infographics Dos and Don’ts with Cheryl Graham

Data visualization involves more than adding flashy graphics to numbers. The goal is to illuminate the data, not decorate it.

In this session, you’ll learn some common pitfalls to avoid when presenting data visually. We’ll also look at some graphics that get it right. There will be math.

Cheryl Graham is a vector artist and illustrator living in Iowa City. She is an expert in all things Adobe Illustrator. Her vector work has appeared in the “Real World Illustrator” and “Illustrator WOW” books. In addition to freelance illustration, she develops online courses and tutorials for Envato, and is a senior reviewer at GraphicRiver.

Wednesday, July 16, 12 – 1 p.m.
Iowa City Public Library, Room E
123 S Linn St.
Iowa City, IA

June Meeting: Dream Big

James GangLet’s get together to dream big about the connecting, educating and supporting women and girls in tech. Bring your ideas whether half-baked or well-done and let’s make some audacious plans.

The James Gang has welcomed us as a new endeavor! There’s still paperwork to complete, but this will give us access to 501C3 status and can open many doors.  Let’s make the most of this opportunity!

Wednesday, June 11, 6-8 p.m.
University Capitol Center 2520B
Iowa City, IA

Keep Your Computer Working for You with Robin Mastro

Bring your laptops and questions! This meeting will be a mostly hands-on cleaning up of your electronic life, complete with hand-outs and a question/answer session.

Robin Mastro recognized a need for basic, no frills, down-to-earth help for people struggling to make technology work for them. In response, she formed Ageek Company. Her mission is to help you get benefits rather than frustrations from the technology available today.

Tuesday, May 6, 6-8 pm
University Capitol Center 2520B
Iowa City, IA