The Committee on Outreach, Diversity, and Equity at UBC, in partnership with SAP, is pleased to be offering GIRLsmarts4tech workshops for the sixteenth year. GIRLsmarts4tech workshops encourage young women in grade 7 to become interested in technology, mathematics and sciences.

For grade 7 girls, SAP will be offering two full-day workshops on Saturday, November 16, 2019 and Saturday, February 8, 2020. Please note that both workshops will cover the same topics.

Workshop Activities:


Have you ever wondered how computer games and programs are created? In the programming activity you learn what a “programming language” is, and how to create your own computer program. 

Design Thinking

Have you ever wondered how ideas and design solutions are generated through software development? In the design thinking, user experience and user interface activities, you will learn the process of identifying real world problems and how design can address those problems.

Exploring Conductivity

Do you know how information is sent through computers? In this activity, you will use conductive paint to paint wires and sensors which can be attached to a micro-controller and used as a musical instrument.

User Experience and User Interface

Do you know why you like some apps more than others? Are you curious about why the Instagram home page is so cool? In the user experience and user interface activity, you use your creativity to learn how design influences technology.

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. For more information and to register, please see the attached brochure or visit .