Todd-Tech-Talk expanded to TEAMTASTIC

    with our fantastic team!

 

 

Our Mission

 

  • Communities: Looking for equality and diversity, we are a team to help with the communities by spreading technology and education among underserved populations.
  • Technology: By the US Census Bureau Survey in April 2020, 4.4 million households with students don’t have consistent access to a computer. Lack of technology resources or education is one of the biggest challenges to stop poverty.

 

Let’s brighten the world by sharing what we’ve learned and giving what we’ve earned. We are stronger together!

 

— Todd Zhou, Founder & President

[ Founded as Todd-Tech-Talk Organization. After the team expanded, we call it TEAMTASTIC, a fantastic team! ]

Recent Events

January 7th, 2023

10am-noon EST

New Year’s Traditions from Cultures around the World

Let’s celebrate together with our diverse traditions and cultures. Feel free to share anything. Our officers and 2 secrete guests will perform. 

December 28th, 2022

9am-2:30pm EST

Winter Funny Hackathon

 

September 10th, 2022

10am-noon EST

Annual Student Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Conference

This year we will adopt a panel discussion style. Please join us to listen and chat with four professionals in different fields of industry in an open-forum environment. Please see the flyer for the topics we will cover, and the detailed information will be followed via emails. 

Summer 2022

4pm-5:30pm EST

Summer Math Program

(Saturdays, June 18 – August 27, 2022 )

June 18th, 2022

Fun Hacks Festival

( https://www.funhacks.org )

We are preparing for a Fun Hacks Festival with various fun activities all day long. It is designed to introduce STEM to K-12 students and beginners of any age, through fun games, workshops and challenges.

March 21, 2022

8pm-9pm EST
5pm-6pm PST

Celebrating International Day for ERD

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – March 21

(virtual zoom meeting, fun games with prize: diversity contests)

Sept. – Nov. 2021

Donation

Back to School Toy Drive

Donate toys to kids who need them. Please click the button for detailed steps – fill out the form for us to arrange the pickup, be one of us to collect toys, join our center dropoff, or all of the above!

 

Previous Events:

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Break, 2019 (teaching at refugee shelter)

 

I spent my full winter break of 2019 teaching at La Posada Providencia refugees shelter in San Benito Texas. I celebrated Christmas with the refugees and other volunteers with lots of Laughters and sweet memories.

 

 

 

 

12/29/2021
fun hachathon 


Connecting you with IT professionals. Have fun while learning and improving the CS skills and knowlege with hands-on projects and gaining confidence in acedemic. 

Keynote speaker

manager of system admin and network security

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Washington DC

Keynote Topics:

What Do Security Managers Do – A Typical Day At My Work

&

An Overview of Information Technology Cybersecurity

 

 

11/07/2021
Teens community circle


We spent a cool afternoon at Rio Lakefront with a little freshments and great ethuiasm discussing racial equity, human rights, BLM and Asian Hate. The debate was getting increasingly heated with more walk-by visitors joining in.

 

 

INNOVATION INCUBATOR

 

Python Pie Charts and Data Science

 

 

March 14, 2021

It is a day to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie. 

Data Visualization Tools demonstrated: Python, R, Power BI, Tableau 

Keynote Speaker: Vicky Zhu, Sr. Business Intelligence Specialist from AAMC.

 

 

 

A. I. for Kids

We received 15 registrations. 12 kids ranging from grade 1 to grade 7 attended the event on President Day, February 15th, 2021. The participants had great fun while learning, chatting and playing. 

“It is amazing you are so good at teaching kids complicated topics using easy-understanding and straightforward ways!” 

– praised by a parent

                                                   

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      Artificial Intelligence Hackathon

                ( for High Schoolers )

 December 30, 2020

It was a blast! Congrats to David for creating the most optimized model! Congrats to Susan who had the most creative project! Fundraised $220.

 

               

 

 

      Machine Learning Hackathon

( for students in grade 2 – 8 )

December 28, 2020

Great thanks to our amazing competitors! The projects submitted are really wonderful! Fundraised $316. Congrats to Joanna for winning the grand prize!

 

 

September – November 2021: Toy Drive

Yay! Back to school in-person! We had collected toys for 2 months since back-to-school, and finally made a meaningful donation in November 2021 to Goodwill Greater Washington at 4816 Boiling Brook Pkwy., Rockville, MD 20852. 

 

Christmas 2020 – 3rd Food Drive


Collected canned food from the community, checked and packed them, and donated to Maryland Food Bank.

 

Thanksgiving 2020 – Computer Drive-Thru

The longer school kids are virtual learning, the more needy families who can’t afford the devices for their children. We created a computer drive-thru for parents to pick up a WiFi capable computer free of charge. 

 

<— Getting Ready:

Our team repaired/wiped/refurbished the used computers following professional tech steps.

December 2020 – Toy Donation

Donated to virtual toy drive of La Clinica del Pueblo.

 

 

 

 

 

August 2020 – 2nd Food Drive

Another round of successful food drive, donated to Maryland Food Bank.

 

 

April 2020 – 1st Food Drive

The pandemic hit suddenly. People who face hunger are increased from 35 to 50 million.  

 

 

 

January 5, 2020

“Pick Your Tech” New Year Event. 15 kids/8 families attended. 23 technology devices got claimed. 

Annual Computer Science Education Week

December 7-11, 2020


Organized a series of virtual Hour of Code events to celebrate the 11th Annual Computer Science Education Week sponsored by Code.org, for expanding computer science education.

 

 

Monday, December 7th, 4:30-5:30

     – Train a Computer A.I. 

Tuesday, December 8th, 4:30-5:30

     – Code a Dance Party!

Wednesday, December 9th, 4:30-5:30

     – Outbreak Simulator 

Thursday, December 10th, 4:30-5:30

     – Design Apps for Good

Friday, December 11th, 4:30-5:30

     – Minecraft: Hero’s Journey

 

 

 

 

Fundraiser

 

50 million children and families cannot afford the meals they need. Our donation plan this spring is to support FEEDING AMERICA. Every $1 you donate will provide 3 meals for those facing hunger.

 

 

Will be back in Spring 2022