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Go CODE Girl

 

Calling Girls in Grades 7 - 11!

Go CODE Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades ranging from 7 to 11 across Ontario to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development, and discover opportunities in computing and engineering fields.  Each location will have their own individual programs.

Go CODE Girl will educate, inspire and equip girls with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue education in technology, computing and engineering.  Careers in technology, computing and engineering are the fastest growing industry. For twitter, use #GoCODEGirl

Exciting changes this year! We have upgraded our Registration System, so that you can create an account with us, and come back and register for our other programs!  

With this new system girls can create an account with us, so that they can enroll for future programs with that account and also log in during the event to participate in online activities during the event.


Registrations are open for the University of Waterloo.  Guidelines are available below the locations: Please go through these, before going to the registration site.

You are welcome to bring a friend and register together to attend. We encourage you to bring in your tablet/smart phone, as there will be some online activities during the event.

In 2017, the following locations ran this event.


LOCATIONS IN ONTARIO

» Carleton University

February 11, 2017

» Conestoga College

March 4, 2017

» McMaster University

February 11, 2017

» Queen's University/RMC 

March 4, 2017

» Ryerson University

February 25, 2017

» University of Guelph

February 25, 2017

» University of Ottawa (EN)

» University of Ottawa (FR)

March 4, 2017

» University of Waterloo

January 21, 2017 

» UOIT

February 4, 2017

» Western University

March 4, 2017

» York University 

February 11, 2017

Locations Outside Ontario

» Simon Fraser University           March 4, 2017

» University of British Columbia   Late March 2017 (Date TBA)

 

Registration

We have recently upgraded our registration system to let the girls create an account with us, so that they can enroll for future programs with that account and also log in during the event to participate in online activities during the event.

As such, we have changed the registration process.

We give below the guidelines on how to register. Please go through these, before going to the registration site.

Visit the Registration site (link below the guidelines)

  • Click on the Go CODE Girl logo
  • Select the province
  • Choose the location you would like to attend
  • Click on ‘register’
  • Complete the form (all fields) You will need to create your ID and password to log in again in future.
  • Click on ‘complete registration’
  • You will be brought to the events details page, where the details of your location will have been published
  • Above the map there will be a section for event resources, and you can download documents or view videos for your information. This section will include the permission form which you can download and complete.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to you.
  • If you are registering more than one girl with the same email address, you will need to log out of the system and log in again. If you are using a different email for each girl, you will make a fresh registration.

Here is the link: http://events.onwie.ca/

Please feel free to contact us, if you need to.

Why is this necessary?

Today, software forms the backbone of our interconnected and digital world. This includes everything from smart machines, to our communication systems to the cars we drive. Coding is the ability to read and write in a language that a computer can understand so that you can instruct a computer how to perform complex tasks. Learning to code can lead to increased digital confidence, a different way of thinking about problems and the ability to understand and use technology to help develop creative solutions in almost any discipline.

If you have a boy that is interested in similar programming, we highly encourage you to explore individual websites of our ONWiE members.  As well, please be aware that we have an inclusive view of the word “girl” and we welcome trans, gender queer and non-binary folks interested in our event.

Questions? 
Please contact the Coordinator, Rohini Wittke