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 & Locations Vary By Event Theme
    SEE BELOW FOR FALL SESSION DATES
  • UBC Vancouver | Morning Session: 10AM – 12PM
    UBC Vancouver | Afternoon Session:1PM – 3PM
  • SFU (Burnaby) |  Session:10AM – 2PM

 

The above events will all be hosted in person at UBC Vancouver Campus and SFU Burnaby Campus. We ask that you still register via the link above so that we have an accurate count of attendees.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:

Date | Time:Event Details:Grades:Registration Status:Location:
October 29, 2022 | 10AM - 12PMThe Game Creator Level 1
Grades 5 - 7Registration is OpenUBC Vancouver
October 29, 2022 | 1PM - 3PMThe Game Creator Level 2Grades 5 - 7Registration is OpenUBC Vancouver
November 19, 2022 | 10AM - 2PMMech & TechGrades 5 - 7Registration is Open SFU Burnaby
December 3, 2022 | 10AM - 12PMThe Game Creator Level 1
Grades 5 - 7Registration is Open UBC Vancouver
December 3, 2022 | 1PM - 3PMThe Game Creator Level 2Grades 5 - 7Registration is Open UBC 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.  This event will take place at UBC Vancouver Campus.

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.  This event will take place at UBC Vancouver Campus.

Mech and Tech Grades 5-7

In this event, students will have the opportunity to try a mix of offerings from both UBC Geering Up and SFU Science Al!ve. Students will get to try hands-on computer engineering activities, including bread-boarding, binary, and more!  This event will take place at SFU Burnaby Campus.

*Winter Tech Events Schedule to be revealed in October, 2022

 

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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