Tech Events

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COVID-19 Notes: The health and safety of our participants, staff, and of everyone in our community is a top priority here at Geering Up. We are continuing to follow the BC Centre for Disease Control and UBC’s Covid-19 safety guidelines and we will notify you in case of any updates impacting these 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!

  • Workshop Dates Vary By Event Theme
    SEE BELOW FOR FALL & WINTER SESSION DATES
  • Morning Sessions: 10AM – 12PM
    Afternoon Sessions: 1PM – 3PM
  • UBC Point Grey Campus
    MAIN MALL, VANCOUVER, BC V6T 1Z4

 

These events will all be hosted in person at UBC Vancouver Campus. 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 designed for students who are comfortable with coding, especially block coding using Scratch or similar platforms. Join this event if you are already familiar and confident with the basics of block coding, can type proficiently and would like to participate in an intermediate level event.
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:Registration Status:Location:
October 23, 2021 | 10AM - 12PMThe Game Creator Level 1
Grades 4 - 9Registration is OpenUBC Vancouver
October 23, 2021 | 1PM - 3PMThe Game Creator Level 2Grades 4 - 9Registration is OpenUBC Vancouver
February 12, 2022 | 10AM - 12PMApp-tivity Level 1Grades 4 - 9Registration Opens in OctoberUBC Vancouver
February 12, 2022 | 1PM - 3PMApp-tivity Level 2
Grades 4 - 9Registration Opens in OctoberUBC Vancouver

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.

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 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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