Our group formed July 22, 2016.  We started teaching kids project management skills 5 months later  (Dec. 3, 2016).  To date we’ve completed 3 classes and 3 kids’ projects.  Our work is Pro Bono, however if you’d like to contribute to the kids program you can do so through our partner the MADE (Museum of  Art and  Digital Education) by clicking here.   Although our expenses are very low, the MADE allows us to have our classes at their facilities and covers our expenses which for now are very low.  The more contributions we receive the bigger project we can do.

 

Next on Deck & Inflight….

 

Next Class:  Saturdays, January 27 & February 3, 10, 2018

Free:  Introduction to Project Management for Kids using Scratch to Create Video Games and Drawing

8am – 1pm

@ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA

Details coming soon…

 

 Next on board……

 

 

Saturdays, November 11 & 18 2017

Free:  Create Your Own Google Sites Website  Project for Project Management & Leadership Class for Kids

8am – 1pm

@ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA

For more information, click here.

To register, click here.

 

Approaching the desk…..

 

Saturdays and Sunday, November 25 – 26, 2017

Free:  Hackathon for kids – Google Home App

 

Updated 10:09pm Nov. 25:  We will meet tomorrow starting at 10:am.  Submissions are due at 1pm and presentations at 2pm.  We have created 1 app.  We will polish off that app in the morning and then if time permits, start on another app.  See you there.

 

.Ever participated in a Hackathon?  Ever created an App?  Come out and learn how to create an app for Google Home.  You know, that little device you speak into and it answers your questions. Remember the Jetsons?

Google Home speakers enable users to speak voice commands to interact with services through Google’s intelligent personal assistant called Google Assistant.

Veda Rogers, Director of Education at The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)  will lead and host this Hackathon using Dialogflow to create voice apps for Google devices like Google Home. We’ll start out with the adults for an overview of the Hackathon process and what to do to make an app, then we’ll (kids) break out into our own groups of 1-4 team members.  Sonja C. Stewart, PMP  from PJMan & The StarGazers will guide the kid groups.  As much as possible, we’ll empower the kids to develop their own app, of course, we’ll start with a simple project plan, determine roles and then let the fun begin.

Top submissions for adults and kids will be submitted to Google Home.  Read more…

To register, click here.

UPDATES:  Since adult hackathons can go on for more than 24 hrs., the kids’ will determine how long they want to stay Saturday and return Sunday.  PJMan will be at the MADE Saturday and Sunday 9am – 6pm but post updates regarding the times the main kids having the hackathon will stay.

 

Year End Finale……

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

   Free: Speaker Series – 5th PJMan & StarGazers Kids Project – Crowd Fund

Erna Grasz, CEO & Founder of Asante Africa

8am – 1pm

@ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA

This is the first class in our Speaker Series.  Erna,  an engineer, previously executive of a Silicon Valley robotics company, and now CEO and Founder of Asante Africa,  will share her story starting when she was a child and her path to where she is now.  She will share how she uses project management and leadership skills as well as the skills the kids in Kenya and Tanzania are learning.  This class will also initiate our project plan for a crowd fund to raise  money for eBooks for Asante Africa. Lots of fun, educational packed activities.   Read more here.

To register, click here.

 Save the Date…..

1 yr. Celebration of all Introduction to Project Management and Leadership Graduates & more

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

   Free Speaker Series – 6th PJMan & StarGazers Kids Project – Remember Them Project & Celebration of 1st Year Graduates

Oakland Native Mario Chiodo, President at Chiodo Art Development (artist of the Remember Them Monument)

8am – 1pm

8am – 9:30am @The Remember Them Monument in Kaiser Memorial Park (19th Street & Rashida Muhammad Street – between Telegraph and MLK, Jr.).  In the event it rains we will meet at the MADE (3400 Broadway CA – half block north of Piedmont & Broadway)

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10 am @ The MADE (Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment)

3400 Broadway   Oakland, CA  3400 Broadway CA – half block north of Piedmont & Broadway

 

This is the second class in our Speaker Series and will kick off our 6th project for kids where they will take 1 or more of the 25 humanitarians and 8 elected officials representing 34th and Broadway in Oakland area, Rashida Mustafa Muhammad Street (where monument is located) and create a website, game, video and other documents from their research.

We will also take this opportunity to acknowledge Martin Luther Kings’ birthday and do something in recognition of National Day of Service.

To learn more about the Remember Them Monument, click here.

Poem by Mario Chiodo, click here

Registration information coming soon….