Technovation 2020 Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

CANCELLED - Business Plan 101

Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: SA 106 (Science A Building)
Details: In this workshop you will learn all about developing the blueprint for your business, including:

  • Customer benefits
  • Marketing strategy/plan
  • Market analysis, size, and opportunity
  • Financial plan and projections

Please note that junior division participants are not required to complete a business plan. This session is intended for girls on the senior teams, as they are required to submit a business plan for their app.

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CANCELLED - How to Pitch

Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: SA 106 (Science A Building)
Details: Your final pitch video and presentation explains your app idea to the world! In this workshop you'll learn about:

  • Storyboarding
  • Video and live pitching
  • Overcoming fear and nerves

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CANCELLED - Drop-In III

Date: April 01, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: ST 142


Past Workshops

Drop-In II 

Date: March 10, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: ST 142 (Science Theatres Building)
Details: This session is for the girls to receive business plan and coding help. When registering, please indicate which topics you'd like help with, and we'll bring-in content experts to assist you and your team.

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Drop-In I

Date: March 04, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: SA 106 (Science A Building)
Details: This workshop will be a mid-program check-in to see how the teams are progressing through the curriculum. Each team should be prepared to give a 5 minute presentation about the following information:

  • A short description of your app
  • The voice, values, and vision of your brand and logo
  • Your business model (what type of business you want to create)
  • Your mission statement
  • Summary of your consumer research plan (or what is being done about it)
  • Results from competitor analysis and market research for your app
  • Business names and positioning statement

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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.

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App Inventor

Date: February 08, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 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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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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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