UBC Girlsmarts, a non-profit organization launched by the UBC Computer Science department to help girls spark and sustain an interest in computer science. Our organization has been running workshops since 2004 and we often partner up with various local tech companies (including Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, and many others) to run many different workshops and activities for girls in grades 6 to 12. We were wondering if you would be interested in learning more about our workshops and possibly letting parents on your mailing list know about workshops we are offering.
We will have workshops for grade 6 girls (in partnership with Microsoft) and grade 7 girls (in partnership with SAP). Our grade 6 workshops will be held at UBC on Saturday, January 20, 2018 and Saturday, February 3, 2018 and will teach girls about programming their own game, cybersecurity, creating their own webpage, and hardware. The next grade 7 workshop will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at SAP Vancouver (in Yaletown) and will teach girls about design thinking, programming, and designing a user interface.
We are also offering technical and business mentors to help them participate in Technovation, a global competition to create an app to solve a problem in their community. Mentors will be sourced from industry professionals at Tasktop Technologies, a local tech company, and UBC undergraduate students. This will mark the second year that UBC CS and Tasktop are working together to mentor girls for Technovation. Last year we had a very successful initial participation in this challenge with two of the teams winning their category - one of which won $5000 after attending the finals!
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