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GIRLsmarts Workshops


A computer science workshop for grade 6 girls, hosted by the UBC Department of Computer Science.

Are you curious? Do you like solving problems and puzzles? Are you interested in finding out what you can do with computers? Come and hang out with us at the University of British Columbia! We have a lot of fun and exciting activities planned.

GIRLsmarts is your chance to explore and learn about computer science. We have hands-on activities, cool demos, and even some extras to bring home with you at the end of the day.

Program Dates
The one-day workshop runs 9:00am – 3:30pm on these dates:

  • Saturday January 29, 2011
  • Saturday February 5, 2011

2366 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver BC (map)
The ICICS/CS building is located at the corner of Agronomy Road and Main Mall.

The cost is $25. Bursaries are available.

Have you ever wondered how they make animated movies like Up and Cars? You’ll have a chance to write your own computer program to animate your own mini movie.

Computer Hardware
Do you ever hear weird noises coming from your computer? What do you think is going on in there? This is your chance to find out! We’re going to take computers apart to see the parts that really do the work.

Human-Computer Interaction
How easy is it to find your favourite song on your iPod? What would you change if you you were designing your own music player? Learn what designers do to make products like your iPod easy to use.

HTML and the Internet
How does Facebook work? Could you and your friends build your own website to share photos? We’re going to teach you everything you need to know to build a website from scratch!

Our 2011 brochure can be downloaded here [pdf file].

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