April 13th from 10am to 2pm at Queens High School Complex


  • 9:30 am to 10 am Arrival and Check-In
  • 10 am to 11 am Introductory Remarks & Panel of Speakers
  • 11 am to 11:30 am Lunch
  • 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Workshop Session One
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Workshop Session Two
  • 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Closing Remarks & Networking Session (with ice-cream)

    BestFit Workshop Part One

    Asha Owens and Rebecca Kwee
    Building apps with a social mission

    In this workshop, you'll discover how technology can be used in college advising and learn what it takes to build an app -- from idea to the final product. Students will have time to ask additional questions about web development and/or entrepreneurship.


    BestFit Workshop Part Two

    Asha Owens and Rebecca Kwee
    What is user testing and why does it matter?

    In this workshop, you'll learn about the importance of user experience in the app development process and learn different ways to test your prototype/app with real users. You'll also have the unique opportunity to test and provide feedback on our unreleased app.


    3D Printing Workshop

    Nick Benzoni
    Hardware Engineering and How I Got Here

    In this workshop you will learn about modern desktop 3D printing technology. From theory to hardware to software, you will learn as much as can be packed into this one hour workshop.


    Security Workshop

    Shanti Chellaram
    Security in the Digital Age

    This workshop will be an intro to computer security and good hygiene, where Shanti will define a few of the key concepts in digital security and then walk through a threat modeling exercise and simple things people can do to drastically improve their digital security / privacy. This workshop will take place for one hour.


    College Workshop

    Kamile Demir
    Computer Science: Journeys of a BHSEC Alum

    Interested in computer science, but don't know where to start? Attend to hear about the experience of a BHSEC alumn currently pursuing a computer science degree! Covering a broad range of topics such as the CS curriculum in college, hacker culture (hackathons, college clubs), creativity in CS (personal projects), specializations in CS (Artificial Intelligence, Game Design, Medical, Animation), and more, this workshop aims to give you a clearer view of what the field could look like and how you can get an early start!


    Website Workshop

    Lena Sawyer
    HTML Fundamentals

    This HTML Fundamentals workshop will introduce students to the history of HTML and its function. Students will get hands-on experience coding their own site and be set up with resources to keep building more! This will be a one hour session.