Oct 14th @ SFU Burnaby Campus

Try/CATCH2022 attendees
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What is Try/CATCH?

Try/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is an exciting outreach project organized by the Women in Computing Science (WiCS) at Simon Fraser University.

Try/CATCH 2023 is a one-day in-person event on Saturday, Oct 14th for high school girls/non-binary students from grades 8-12, with a major objective of helping them develop an interest in Computing Science, Engineering Science and the field of technology. Throughout the event, students participate in a variety of enriching activities focusing on developing skills in areas such as programming, robotics and other computing-related aspects. Networking is encouraged and the advantages of working in a technology field are highlighted through discussion with women mentors from industry, current female students, and representatives from technology companies.

The event includes a keynote, workshops, and a Women in Tech panel with WiCS members, alumnae, and industry representatives. It provides insight into tech careers, university life, and networking, fostering support and fun among peers.

Workshops, lasting 1.5-2 hours, offer hands-on Computing Science and Engineering Science experiences for all skill levels. Keynote, catered lunch, and a panel are also featured. An info session for parents highlights the benefits of these fields and SFU advisors answer questions. Simultaneously, girls discuss experiences with female university students and professionals. Networking, learning about tech opportunities, and raffle prizes conclude the event.