Tech Events

Join us for Saturday workshops of tech-focused excitement! We are hosting introductory and intermediate workshops using different tech platforms with a focus on programming, looping in relevant and current applications, and showing the exciting possibilities of the tech industry through digital skills literacy!

  • Events Run from October 2023 – April 2024
    See the Events Schedule below for specific dates
  • Saturday Sessions: 10AM – 2PM
  • Location Varies
    See the Events Schedule below for specific locations
  • Cost:
    All Events are FREE


Date | Time:Theme:Audience:Registration Status:Location:
October 28, 2023 | 10AM - 3PMCode World: A Race to WinGirls* in grades 8-12.Register to secure your spotUBC Vancouver
November 25, 2023 | 10AM - 2PMWomen* Developers: Game Design x CybersecurityGirls* in grades 7-9.Register to secure your spotVancouver
* We use the words “girls” and "women" inclusively. All trans, genderqueer and non-binary folks belong at and are welcome to attend our events.


Code World: A Race to Win

Curious about working in software engineering and development? Get first-hand knowledge and a sneak peek into what it’s like to have a career in software engineering at this event, Learn the main principles in software development and coding, gain tips from the Ansys team, and apply what you’ll learn by competing in teams to win a race to create a holistic software project. The race is on!

This event is sponsored by Ansys, an industry expert in software engineering solutions.

GRADE LEVELS: Girls* in grades 8-12

Women* Developers: Game Design x Cybersecurity

Dip your toes into a career in cybersecurity and game design!

As the gaming industry continues to expand and become the world’s largest entertainment sector, we need secure gaming platforms more than ever. From protecting personal data to building security directly into the game development process, we have a lot of ground to cover and a wide range of possibilities for how we can make safer entertainment. Come to pick the brains of industry professionals and teachers AND traverse new worlds by injecting security principles into a game you’ll build.

We’re excited to host this hands-on day in collaboration with Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology (VISST), Vancouver’s first STEM-dedicated high school.

GRADE LEVELS: Girls* in grades 7-9


Don’t be discouraged! We often open up a couple of seats a few days before our events due to cancellations. We encourage you to still sign up!

Yes, you can register for more than 1 session.

Thank you, CanCode!

Thanks to CanCode, a renewed two-year investment in coding and digital skills development from the Government of Canada, Geering Up will be hosting more events, workshops, and initiatives to inspire youth through innovative, experiential, and hands-on activities.

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