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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, such as game design, user interfaces, and how computer science applies in other fields and disciplines.

Event details

May 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)
MC, Mathematics & Computer Building, 3rd Floor
University of Waterloo | map
Parking available in Q lot

Who should participate?

Grade 6-7 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 we will learn the basic concepts and how easily one can write a program in a short period of time. What you can accomplish is limited only by your Imagination.

Social Gaming
Do you play Candy Crush or use Snapchat to interact with friends? In the social gaming activity you unleash your imagination as you uncover the world of technology used to ­create interactive games.

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 design influences technology.


Registration will be open soon!


Visit our FAQ section for answers to all to all of your questions.

Contact Jo Atlee for more information.


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