TSEP Virtual Camping Conference Part 1

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November 14, 2020

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

9am-Noon PST/

12pm-3pm EST

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VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM

ABOUT THE EVENT /

The Social Engineering Project, Inc. (“TSEP”) is an Oakland based social impact venture with Stanford University that is designed to address the lack of diversity in the tech industry through pipeline programs for underrepresented students of color.

 

Together with Fitbit, we invite you to join us for our 4th Annual TSEP Camping Conference. This camp is an opportunity to give underrepresented high school students of color (African American/Black, Chicano/Latino/LatinX, Indigenous/Native American, and Pacific Islander) exposure to work/life balance, traditional STEM careers, entrepreneurship, college, personal branding, and networking.

Due to COVID-19, we have converted the camp's curriculum to a virtual environment and have broken it up into 5 distinct parts:

    1.) Work/Life Balance;

    2.) STEM Careers;  

    3.) Entrepreneurship;

    4.) College Readiness; and

    5.) Personal Branding/Networking. 

We will be hosting workshops on the other curriculum items in the near future so please stay tuned.  Our first installment of this series will be in Part #2 STEM Careers, lead by Fitbit on Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 9am AM PST - Noon PST/ Noon EST to 3pm EST. 

Welcome to Fitbit

Host - Jaison Williams

 

Information Security

Title: Operation Security 101: Protecting your privacy on Social Media

Description: Members of Fitbit's Information Security team will run a session on the information trail you might be accidentally leaving online. We'll demonstrate how bad actors use 'open source' intelligence to find out more about their targets and run an interactive workshop where you get to try your online sleuthing skills. Lastly, we'll give you tips on how to improve your online privacy.

Leads: Ann Hadley & Jonathan Werrett 

 

Research & Development 

Title: Converting Signals to Steps

Description: Come learn about the sensors that make up the Fitbit and allow us to deliver step counts, heart rate and other useful data to our users. Members from the Fitbit Research Team will dive into the sensor that started it all for Fitbit: the accelerometer. We’ll work together to build a clock face that allows you to visualize how we go from sensor stream to digestible metrics. 

Requirements: Laptop

Leads: Alicia Kokoszka, Eric Friedman, Conor Heneghan, Paul Stetson, Dan Howe

Key Outcomes

1) Interest in a STEM related career

2) Knowledge of real life hands on technology that will motivate and inspire students to pursue STEM

3) Learn about collaboration and working in teams to improve desired outcomes.

Registration opens for students on Monday, November 2, 2020.  

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SCHEDULE /

Welcome

Host - Jaison Williams

Information Security

Title: Operation Security 101: Protecting your privacy on Social Media

Description: Members of Fitbit's Information Security team will run a session on the information trail you might be accidentally leaving online. We'll demonstrate how bad actors use 'open source' intelligence to find out more about their targets and run an interactive workshop where you get to try your online sleuthing skills. Lastly, we'll give you tips on how to improve your online privacy.

Leads: Ann Hadley & Jonathan Werrett 

Research and Development

Title: Converting Signals to Steps

Description: Come learn about the sensors that make up the Fitbit and allow us to deliver step counts, heart rate and other useful data to our users. Members from the Fitbit Research Team will dive into the sensor that started it all for Fitbit: the accelerometer. We’ll work together to build a clock face that allows you to visualize how we go from sensor stream to digestible metrics. 

Requirements: Laptop

Leads: Alicia Kokoszka, Eric Friedman, Conor Heneghan, Paul Stetson, Dan Howe

Please check out previous year's workshop and promo of the conference

Application Deadline is

Thursday, November 12, 2020