Tech Events

 

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All Tech Events for the 2020-21 season have concluded. Please sign up for our Youth Programs newsletter to stay updated on all of the new, exciting events we have planned for the 2021-22 school year!

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!

CanCode: Let’s Talk Tech Coding Event at Microsoft

These events will all be hosted online. We ask that you still register via the link above so that we have an accurate count of attendees. Information about the online platform and access will be sent out via email prior to the event.
For Grades 4 – 9, we are offering two levels:
Level 1 events are for students who have little or no experience with coding
Level 2 events are for students who have some or a lot of experience with coding and/or block coding.
For Grades 9 – 12, the event is open to all experience levels.
All events are free of cost – you will need a device (laptop or desktop computer) at home in order to participate.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Date | Time:Event Details:Grades:Location:
October 24, 2020
Morning (10:00am to 12:00pm)
The Game Creator Level 1
Grades 4 - 9Completed
October 24, 2020
Afternoon (01:30pm to 03:30pm)
The Game Creator Level 2Grades 4 - 9Completed
November 21, 2020
(10:00am to 02:00pm)
AI in Health
Grades 9 - 12Completed
February 27, 2021
Morning (10:00am to 12:00pm)
App-tivity Level 1
Grades 4 - 9Online
February 27, 2021
Afternoon (01:30pm to 03:30pm)
App-tivity Level 2Grades 4 - 9Online

 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

The Game Creator

Explore technology in a fun and creative environment. In this event, you will be able to learn the fundamental tech and coding skills needed to create your own games. You will be guided by UBC undergraduates on the foundations of the gaming world.

The Game Creator Level 1

The level 1 event is designed for students who are brand new or quite new to exploring coding, and have little previous experience. Join this event if you’d like an introductory level workshop.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 4-6
This session is well-suited to students in Grades 4-6, however, we recommend signing up based on your experience level rather than your grade.

The Game Creator Level 2

The Level 2 event is designed for students who have previous experience with coding, especially block coding using Scratch or similar platforms. Join this event if you are already familiar and comfortable with the basics of block coding and would like to participate in an intermediate level event.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 7-9
This session is well-suited to students in Grades 7-9, however, we recommend signing up based on your experience level rather than your grade.

App-tivity

Ever wondered what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ of your favorite app? Join us as we explore the fundamental and advanced concepts about apps. In this event, you will combine your technology knowledge with your unique creativity. UBC Students will give you an insight on the foundations of building a successful app.

App-tivity Level 1

The Level 1 event is designed for students who are brand new or quite new to exploring coding and have little previous experience. Join this event if you would like an introductory level workshop.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 4-6
This session is well-suited to students in Grades 4-6, however, we recommend signing up based on your experience level rather than your grade.

App-tivity Level 2

The Level 2 event is designed for students who have previous experience with coding, especially block coding using Scratch or similar platforms. Join this event if you are already familiar and comfortable with the basics of block coding and would like to participate in an intermediate level event.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 7-9
This session is well-suited to students in Grades 7-9, however, we recommend signing up based on your experience level rather than your grade.

AI in Health

AI in Health

In the contemporary world Artificial Intelligence is redefining the healthcare industry with the potential to address many clinical challenges. Join us as we discover breakthrough technology with our team of experts from UBC’s Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence research cluster to share their ideas and answer your questions on this fascinating field.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 9-12

FAQ

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 should not sign up for both level 1 and 2 on the same day, as they will feature similar activities. However, you are welcome to sign up for events on different days.

 

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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