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Teens Learning Code: Teen Hackathon - Saskatoon

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Atrium Building - Innovation Place

111 Research Drive

Saskatoon, SK S7N3R2

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What is the Teens Learning Code Hackathon Program?

Equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and experience to succeed in the future of innovation. Not to mention, have a ton of fun along the way. Pack your laptop and an open mind - and join us for this fun, action packed Hackathon where we’ll tackle important social issues, chosen by YOU!

With the hands-on, social and collaborative learning approach we’re known and loved for, Hackathons provide a fun, collaborative and intensive learning experience that introduces teen girls ages 13-17 years old to the world of solving real-world problems with technology. This special event aims to reinforce the strength in diverse teams and that anyone can contribute to solving problems -whether you are just starting out with coding or have many programming languages under your belt.

The experience brings together technical workshops (HTML & CSS, UX/UI), work sessions, unplugged activities and industry insights where you're able to learn as a group in a collaborative, social, friendly and supportive environment.

Teens will be inspired by the amazing instructors and mentors, and will learn the technological and creative skills necessary for this ever-changing digital generation.

By the end of the Hackathon, you’ll have learned important skills to help you think critically, prepare you for the future in technology and contribute to the Web in a positive way. Extending beyond technology, participants will develop critical thinking skills and empathy by learning how to identify, frame and unpack problems to tackle.



What can I expect?

Day 1 -​ 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Learners will spend the evening learning to pitch and frame the problems they’d like to solve with their teams.

Day 2 - 9:00am - 8:30pm

Day 2 will be jam-packed with technical and non-technical workshops, and plenty of time for collaborative work sessions. Learners will produce products that they’re proud of and have the opportunity to show off their work. Families and friends are invited to join us in the evening, where the participants will pitch and present their final projects to the crowd!


Workshop Dates:

This workshop will be run over the course of two days:


Who is this for?

Our Teens Learning Code workshops and events offer female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth ages 13-17 opportunities to take action on ideas that will shape our future while leveraging the power of technology. Our learning experiences are much more than learning how to code. Our experiences empower teens to learn problem solving skills, how to turn ideas into reality, exposure to what a future in technology could look like, and much more.


Prerequisites:

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.


What's Included:



4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor. Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment.




Requirements:


You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permission. Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too! You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions. Learners must bring their own nut-free lunch & snacks, plus a waterbottle!



Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.


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Hope to see you soon!

If for some reason you can't make it, check out our REFUND POLICY.


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