Technovation 2020 Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Mentorship Information Session

Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Cassio AB (MacEwan Conference & Event Centre)
Details: Curious about joining Technovation as a mentor? Already signed up as a mentor, but unsure of how to find a team? Are you a teacher or team sponsor trying to find a mentor for your team? Join us on Tuesday, January 28th to get your questions answered. We are inviting all past and present mentors, teachers and team sponsors to come together on campus to share ideas and collaborate.

***Teachers and team sponsors are encouraged to bring one representative from their team to share their ideas and app vision.

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App Inventor

Date: February 08, 2020
Time: 9:00pm - 12:00pm
Location: EEEL 161 (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning Building)
Details:The goal of this workshop is to get the girls comfortable using the App Inventor platform for coding. This web app is a great way to get started with Android programming using a block-based language similar to Scratch. 

Important Notice: It is mandatory for all participants to submit signed waivers and/or child consent forms prior to attending this workshop. All waivers and consent forms are accessed and submitted through your Active Living account.

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Paper Prototyping

Date: February 08, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: EEEL 161 (Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning Building)
Details: How do we go from an idea to an app? Designers often sketch wireframes on paper to envision what their interfaces will be like. This workshop introduces the concept of paper prototyping using index cards.


Past Workshops

Intro to Computational Thinking

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: MS 119 (Mathematical Sciences building)
Details: Programming is a language where we break problems into steps. This workshop provides a general introduction into how to think in a way that a computer would understand. These skills will work for any programming language. 

 

Important Notice: It is mandatory for all participants to submit signed waivers and/or child consent forms prior to attending this workshop. All waivers and consent forms are accessed and submitted through your Active Living account.

 

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Ideation Workshop 

Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
ICT 114 (Information & Communication Technology building)
Details: This workshop will explore sketching techniques to get the girls comfortable with putting their ideas down on paper. We will also provide resources for app ideas.

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Intro to Computational Thinking 

Date: November 30, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Details: The goal of this workshop is to get the girls comfortable using the App Inventor platform for coding.

 

Important Notice: It is mandatory for all participants to submit signed waivers and/or child consent forms prior to attending this workshop. All waivers and consent forms are accessed and submitted through your Active Living account.

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Ideation Workshop

Date: November 13, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Details:  This workshop encouraged girls to brainstorm about the types of apps they'd like to develop.  Local not-for-profit groups and companies were available to discuss community issues.

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Information Session

Date:   October 2, 2019
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Details:  All interested parents, teachers, mentors, and girls were invited to join us in learning more about the program and how to get involved.

October 2, 2019 Information Session Video