Welcome to TechNights!
Free Weekly Workshops for Middle School Girls

An outreach program from Women@SCS
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

See the *TechNights Movie*

TechNights (Creative Technology Nights for Girls) is a program focused on exposing middle school girls to creative technologies.  Using computer animation, web design, programming, robotics, and interactive medias, we hope to engage a future generation of women in technology. 

This year TechNights is sponsored by Duolingo!

ATTENTION PARENTS! Please download and fill out the registration and release forms (this pdf can be filled out online) and return by email or at the sessions before your student joins us for TechNights.

Check out our Resources Page

ACM's Top 10 Reasons to Major in Computing

Download our TechNights Poster (jpg)

More Carnegie Mellon Outreach Programs: Leonard Gelfand Center

Summer 2016 Programs for K-8 from the Leonard Gelfand Outreach Center

When TechNights girls leave middle school they can go on to Girls of Steel: a robotics team and much more!


Our workshops are held on Carnegie Mellon Campus!

Carnegie Mellon Directions and Maps
Note: Parking is free in the campus parking lots after 5.00pm on Mondays. We suggest the Morewood parking lot on Forbes Avenue. This is opposite the side road which leads directly to the new Gates-Hillman Building
Lost? call the Carnegie Mellon information desk: 412-268-2107.

Where: When:

4405 Gates-Hillman is our base
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2016
Mondays, 7.00-8.30pm
Spring Start Date: Monday, February 8th

February 2016
Monday, Feb. 8th, GHC 4405 Open House: Game Theory Photos and Summary and Slides
Monday, Feb. 15th, GHC 4405 Team from Duolingo to Lead! Summary and Slides
Monday, Feb. 22nd, Hunt Library Lab. Kodu Part 1. Kodu Slides and Photos
Monday, Feb. 29th, Hunt Library Lab. Kodu Part 2. Kodu Slides and Photos
March 2016
Monday, March 7th NO SESSION -- CMU Spring Break
Monday, March 14th, Hunt Library Lab. Graphics with Python Slides and Photos
Monday, March 21st, GHC 4405 Basic Braining Slides and Photos
Monday, March 28th, GHC 4405 Support Vector Machines Slides and Photos
April 2016
Monday, April 4th

Computer Vision
plus Parents/Friends "Outreach Roadshow" by Dr. Frieze and Students Slides and Photos

Monday, April 11th, GHC 4405 Open House: Girls of Steel
Undergraduate Student Organizer

Mopewa Ogundipe
CS Major, Senior
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon

Graduate Student Organizer

Ada Zhang
Ph.D. Student
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon

Contact Info. for more information about the TechNights program:
Mary Widom 412-268-9497
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon
Dr Carol Frieze
Director, Women@SCS:
Gates 4111
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon



Where: When:

4405 Gates-Hillman
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2015
Mondays, 7.00-8.30pm
Fall Start Date: Monday, September 28th

September 2015
Monday, Sept. 28

Open House: Marshmallow Challenge (Families Welcome!) Slides and Photos

October 2015
Monday, Oct. 5 Hear Me Summary and Slides and Photos
Monday, Oct.12 Build an Android App Summary and Slides
and photos
Monday, Oct. 19

Breaking and Entering -- How Secure Are You?
Summary and Slides

Monday, Oct. 26 NO SESSION
November 2015
Monday, Nov. 2 Smashing Computers Summary and Slides and Photos
Monday, Nov. 9 Give the People What They Want!! Recommender Systems Slides and Photos
Monday, Nov. 16 Open House: Hummingbirds Robotics (Families Welcome!) Slides

2015 Spring Program, Photos and Topic Slides

2014 Fall Program and Photos

2014 Spring Program and Photos

2013 Fall Program and Photos

2013 Spring Program and Photos

2012 Program and Photos

2011 Program and Photos