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Gain new tech skills with Co-Lab Roots training

The Innovation Co-Lab Roots program allows students, faculty or staff of any level gain new technology skills.
Upcoming classes:

Also, weekly drop-in Studio Sessions offer popular topics. Go to https://colab.duke.edu/roots for information and updates.

Co-Lab Presents: Innovators – Judy Zhu

Check out the Innovation Co-Lab’s newest Innovator profile, featuring Judy Zhu! Judy created the mobile app Genie, which uses crowdsourcing to connect users in the same location based on matching help requests. https://youtu.be/0pKAgdTihD0

Need technical skills? Register for Roots training courses


Interested in learning some technical skills? Maybe you want to build an app, but don’t know where to start? The Innovation Co-Lab is now offering a variety of technology courses through our new Roots program. Roots is open to participants of all skill levels. Coming up this month, we will be offering various courses in web and app development, 3D printing for prototyping, and learning to use GitHub. Check out our website for a full course listing: www.colab.duke.edu/roots

Innovation Co-Lab announces spring 2016 training schedule


The Innovation Co-Lab is a creativity incubator focused on helping students experiment, learn and build with technology.  The best way to get started is to take one of our Roots classes.  Below is a list of some of our upcoming classes for the first month or so of the semester.  Classes are open to any student, faculty, or staff. Check back next month for additional classes or get full details at colab.duke.edu

Introduction to Front End Development: HTML & CSS
Wed, Jan 27, 5:30-9 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Ruby on Rails Workshop
Mon, Wed, Thu, Feb 1, 3, 4 (multi-day workshop), 6-8:30 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Introduction to Front End Development: Javascript
Wed, Feb 3, 2-5 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots
iOS 1 – Intro to Swift and iOS Development
Thu, Feb 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Telecom 119
Register: colab.duke.edu/roots

Get Free Tech Training this spring through OIT!

Need introductory training on topics like Sites@Duke, Audacity, iMovie, Warpwire & more. Register now at: training.oit.duke.edu/reg.

Also, look for Duke Compute Cluster & Linux training opportunities here: training.oit.duke.edu/research.
Student Trainer, (Ben Chesnut, teaching a 3D printing class.
Ben Chesnut, student trainer, teaching a 3D printing class.

Innovation Profile – Ivonna Dumanyan

Ivonna Dumanyan, Duke undergrad,  talks about her Innovation Co-Lab grant project Biometrics, what it means to innovate, and advice for fellow Duke innovators!

Innovation Co-Lab launches new training program

colablogovertThe Innovation Co-Lab (Duke’s creativity incubator) is building a training program to help participants of the Co-Lab to gain an understanding of a variety of tools and technologies to help them get excited and confident starting their own innovative projects.  Fall 2015 workshops include HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python, 3d Modeling and Fabrication and more.  For full details about the program and to register, visit: https://colab.duke.edu/roots.

The Innovation Co-Lab is hiring student staff for the fall

The Innovation Co-Lab is looking to fill three student positions for the fall – Technical Consultant, Multimedia Storyteller, and Marketing Consultant. If you’re interested in these positions, check out the full job descriptions on DukeList at the links below:

Innovation Co-Lab Marketing Consultant
Innovation Co-Lab Technical Consultant
Innovation Co-Lab Multimedia Storyteller

Innovation Co-Lab Survey for Students

The Innovation Co-Lab is exploring the possiblity of a non-credit course or set of courses on topics related to web design, development, software/mobile development, and hardware product design.  Students are encouraged to complete the foundations survey online to give their input.


Innovation Co-Lab brings BetaBox to Duke

Duke students spent the weekend exploring a box full of idea-generating technology, courtesy of the Innovation Co-Lab. The BetaBox, a “mobile creativity lab” developed by the startup Betaversity, is the size of a shipping crate and contains a range of high-tech tools to help students develop ideas for products and innovations. Read more in the Duke Chronicle.

BetaBox in front of Bryan Center.
BetaBox in front of Bryan Center.