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A fun, supportive way to try out computer science!

Go Code Girl is an interactive, hands-on day of computer science & engineering - to expose girls to programming, computational thinking and digital skills through four fun sessions!

We've partnered with groups who have expertise and youth programs in different areas of computer science & engineering. Participants will rotate through four stations to complete puzzles, games, and other activities delivered by our partner organizations: WISE Kid-Netic Energy, University of Manitoba Faculty of Science / STEAM, Canada Learning Code, and Microsoft’s DigiGirlz.

In 2018, the activities included a choose-your-own adventure algorithm game, a "crack the code" interactive puzzle, block programming / game building, and an opportunity to test out virtual reality devices and learn about its applications in health research. In 2019, we have a similar lineup in the works!

When students register, they will have an opportunity to take part in online coding activities prior to the event. The more lessons a student completes, the more times their name will be entered to win one of 10 prizes: we have 2 Cue Robots, 2 Cozmo robots, 2 Ozobots, and 4 littleBits Rule Your Room Kits to give away at the event!

This event is great way for students to find out if computer science/engineering is an area they might like to pursue as a career one day. In addition, this event will inform the girls about other clubs, events, resources, etc. that exist if they would like to extend their learning beyond the day-long event.

Who: Girls in grades 7-9

Where: Maples Collegiate, 1330 Jefferson Ave. 

When: Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 am - 2:15 pm

Cost: FREE

Register here! Space is limited.