Carnegie Mellon University

TripTech: Three Days of Community, Technology, Music and Arts

PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR ALL EVENTS. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

2019 - Thursday, March 28; Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30

Tech and teaching. Coding and culture. Hip hop and hacking. Headed by Richard Purcell and Stephen Wittek (Professors of English) and Ayana Ledford (Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon University), TripTech's inaugural year of 2019 is “Three Days of Community, Technology Music and Arts," on-campus and in greater Pittsburgh. Join Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English, Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Google, blending all the above worlds in a series of unforgettable on-campus and off-campus events, including:

Thursday, March 28, 4:30pm – Roundtable on Tech and Teaching: CMU Tepper Quad Global Languages and Cultures Room (Ground Floor)

A unique panel talk including: Richard Achée (Google); Rikk Mulligan (CMU Libraries); Francesca Torello (CMU Architecture); and Chris Warren (CMU English) as they discuss their own creative, pedagogical projects — and greater questions of the arts and technology in education for the future. Refreshments served. Refreshments served.

Friday, March 29, 5:30pm – Community Event on Coding in the Classroom: Google in Bakery Square, 5th Floor, "Old Mill" Room

A Q&A with a panel featuring community leaders such as: Richard Achée (Google); Nina Barbuto (Assemble); LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill (Remake Learning); Chenits Pettigrew (Rapport Studios); Janera Solomon (Kelly Strayhorn Theater); and Armando Somoza (Rapport Studios) as they discuss topics related to teaching coding to girls, students of color, and other groups often neglected in STEM disciplines. Refreshments served.

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10am/ All Day – Hip Hop Hackathon: Google in Bakery Square, 5th Floor, "Old Mill" Room

A public event unlike any other, the Hip Hop Hackathon combines music, coding, and a wide array of creative forms all day: Featuring presentations, hip hop performance, and computer coding workshops. Attendees of all ages, backgrounds, coding interest, and, yes, hip hop knowledge, are encouraged to come. Get schooled, and school us. Ages 12+ encouraged. IF YOU PLAN TO COMPETE IN THE HACKATHON, REGISTER HERE.

$500, First Place Prize - For a team  
$300, Second Place Prize - For a team 
$150 Prize - For an individual
 
Lunch and refreshments provided. 
Music performances and Hackathon in the afternoon.