How will GIRLsmarts4tech benefit my child?
We all use computer science in some way every day. Knowing how to use computers and technology to create and explore is an important skill to have, particularly from a young age. We especially want to encourage more female, transgender and non-binary youth to become interested in computer science.
How can I support my child's learning?
Visit our resources page for post-workshop activities and online tutorials and references.
Is lunch provided?
Yes, lunch is provided for all participants at in-person events. We are accommodating special dietary needs — for example, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, halal, etc. — as indicated by registrants on the online registration form.
Can I drop off my child instead of walking them in?
Please walk them in — your child needs to be signed in and out by a parent. We will send parking information in an email before the workshop. If your child is arriving unaccompanied, please contact us to let us know what arrangements you have made to drop off and/or pick up the participant.
Can parents attend?
This event is only for the children. Parents may not attend the event, as we want to encourage participants to engage with their peers.
What kind of activities will we be doing?
You will be experimenting with a simple programming language and playing with technologies for designing mobile apps.
Do I need any programming experience before the workshop?
Nope! We’ll teach you everything you need to know and also give you the tools to continue exploring at home.
What should I bring?
Participants should bring the user ID and password of their Google account, which they'll need to sign in to the MIT AppInventor site. For your security, you should commit your password to memory. You do not need to bring a laptop nor a mobile phone.
Come with an open mind, a sense of curiosity and your own unique, creative spirit!