Tech Events

Tech Events

 

Events:

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

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! These events will all be hosted ONLINE. We ask that you still register via the register now button 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 is for students who have little or no experience with coding and level 2 is for students who have some or a lot of experience with coding and/or block coding. For Grade 9 – 12, the event is open to all levels. All events are free of cost – you will need a device (laptop or desktop computer) at home in order to participate.

 

Event Descriptions

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

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.

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

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. This session is also well-suited to all
students in grades 7 - 9, however, we recommend signing up based on your experience level rather than your grade.

 

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.
This event is open to all students in 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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