Try/CATCH

2018

Computing and Technology Conference for Her

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


What is Try/CATCH?

Try/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is a half-day event developed specifically for high school girls. Its objective is to foster curiosity about computing science with hands-on activities and provide confidence and basic knowledge to serve as a foundation for more advanced skills. We hope to provide a positive learning experience for the participants and to encourage their future endeavours in computing science and the field of technology


Is there a skill requirement for attending Try/Catch?
If have no technical experience, can I attend this event?

No there isn't, and Yes! you can. This event is designed to introduce you to facets of Computing Science. No coding/circuitry/design experience is expected.


How much does it cost to attend Try/CATCH?

This event is completely FREE! All talks, workshops, panels, and refreshments are included. As well, attendees are eligible to win door prizes at the end of the event.


I'm interested in attending Try/CATCH, how can I register?

Registration is OPEN. Please visit our Registration page.


What should I do if I don't receive the confirmation email?

Please email us at wics@sfu.ca with the email address you used for registration and any information you can about when you registered and if there were problems. We will get back to you as soon as we can.


If my schedule changes and I am unable to make it to the event, what should I do?

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the date to accommodate everyone. However, please send us an email at wics@sfu.ca regarding your absence as soon as you can, so we can move a prospective participant off the waitlist. Hopefully you can join us next year!


Can I bring my parents?

We will have a special Parent Info Session in the afternoon where there will be presentations by advisors from SFU's Faculty of Applied Sciences academic and co-op programs. However, in respect of the girls' space, we ask that parents not join their daughters until the event is over.


How can I get to SFU Burnaby?

The SFU Burnaby campus is accessible by the 95, 144, and 145 buses. Free parking will be available for those of you who are driving. We will send out an email with directions and other information before the event.


More questions? Please email us at wics@sfu.ca. We will answer your questions as soon as we can. Thank you!