Recently, Microsoft Boston sponsored the Annual Boys and Girls Club CyberSummit. This year’s event drew nearly 100 Boys and Girls Club members, ages 10-18 from various Boston communities, who attended a technology night at One Cambridge Center’s new Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in the heart of Kendall Square.

CyberSummit is a two-day experience that exposes members of Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, as well as outside community-based organizations, to different technologies in a fun, social and non-competitive way.

The event at the MTC included a “Digital Arts Smarts” session, a deep dive on all the ways Kinect technology can be leveraged, and an MTC Envisioning Center demonstration that showcased the ways in which different technologies work together to create the most effective working environments and relationships.

Microsoft has been sponsoring the CyberSummit since 2009, and we look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come. 

 

 Other great activities supported by Microsoft include summer camps hosted by the Boston and Natick retail store locations. The summer camps are offered to kids between the ages of 8-14, and cover fun and engaging topics in technology. Below is a snapshot of our upcoming offerings: 

 

Storyteller Studio

Wednesdays 4 – 6 p.m., July 3rd - 24th

In the Storyteller Studio, campers can sharpen up skills in spinning yarns and telling tales. They’ll learn how to create an exciting story in Word with illustrations they draw and paint themselves using Fresh Paint. They’ll hunt for treasure using Bing and keep their loot (and plans for the future) in OneNote. Campers will also use Excel to tell stories with numbers and create a puzzle for friends. Through PowerPoint, participants will create adventures for fellow campers – will their choices lead to victory or disaster? And on the last day, in Publisher, they’ll write and illustrate the tale, “What I Did at Camp” to summarize their experiences.

 App Builder

Wednesdays 4 – 6 p.m., August 7th – 28th

App Builder will take campers through a journey on how to create an App. Check back for more information and curriculum details on June 1st.

Interested in registering your camper?

For the Boston store location, visit http://microsoftstore.com/boston 

To sign up for events at the Natick location, email licasill@microsoft.com

Hope to see you this summer!