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June 9, 2018 workshop full; sign up for waiting list

What is GIRLsmarts4tech?

GIRLsmarts4tech is an outreach program aimed at inspiring girls to explore technology. During the day-long workshop, girls will learn about various aspects of computer science, including mobile app design and programming, user interfaces, and how computer science applies in other fields and disciplines.

Event details

Saturday, May 5, 2018 and Saturday, June 9, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Registration 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.)
Mathematics & Computer (MC) Building, 3rd Floor
University of Waterloo | map
Parking available in Q lot

Who should participate?

Grade 6 to 7 girls who have no programming experience and who are interested in learning computer science are encouraged to register for this event.

Workshop activities

Programming can be fun, educational, and easy to learn. In this activity you will learn some basic concepts and will help to build an app that runs on a smartphone. See how easily and quickly you can start programming. What you can accomplish is limited only by your imagination.

User Experience and User Interface
Do you know why you like some apps more than others? Are you curious about why the Instagram home page is so cool? In the user experience and user interface activity, you use your creativity to learn how to design apps users love.


We are offering two workshops. Please choose the one that best suits your daughter's schedule.

  • The May 5, 2018 workshop is now complete; thank you for your interest
  • The June 9, 2018 workshop is full; sign up on our waiting list (first come, first served spaces become available if previously registered participants cancel)


Visit our FAQ section for answers to your questions.

If you didn't find an answer in the FAQ, please contact Jo Atlee for more information.


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