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April 9, 2015

Grade 7 & 8 girls invited to Girls Rock I.T. day.

The School of Information Technology is once again inviting London and area girls in grades 7 and 8 to join faculty and industry representatives for its annual Girls Rock I.T. event. On Thursday, April 30, 2015, approximately 250 participants, teachers, parents, volunteers, and local employers will come together with School of I.T. faculty for an exciting (and free!) day of hands-on workshops, networking activities, guest speakers, prizes, and more!

Do you know a girl who would love to join us and discover how I.T. ROCKS? Here is some information to share with her:

This year, our workshop topics are:

Alice in Codeland

Alice allows students who have never programmed before to quickly create animated characters in their own virtual world. At this workshop you create the characters and control what they do simply by dragging and dropping commands from your tool box. Alice is a super cool learning tool to introduce you to the basics of computer programming in a really fun way.

Flash Dance

Do you want to add life to your web pages and have them come alive? This workshop focuses on creating lively web animations that will dance across your website. You will learn how to animate text and shapes using Flash and publish them to a web page.

Hacker's Heaven

There are people who try to break into our computers to steal our information, our money and our identities. At this workshop you will use a fun program to see how easy it is. Experience how hackers break into another computer and take complete control of it.

Hard Wired

Ever wonder what was inside that computer case? Need to upgrade your computer? Grab a screwdriver at this workshop and learn how reduce a computer to a pile of boards and wires, fix common problems, upgrade some commonly upgradeable components, and put it all back together again.

Instagram What?

Do you love applying cool filters to your photos using apps like Instagram? At this workshop you will learn how the professionals do it by using Adobe Photoshop to add filters to give your photos awesome effects. Use editing tools to select a portion of an image to crop, cut out, or copy to another image. With Photoshop the possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Avatars, Movies and YouTube, OMG!

Have you ever wanted to create a virtual 'you' or post a movie on YouTube? If so, this is the session for you! In this session, girls will be introduced to various virtual world and presentation software and will have the chance to create, edit, and upload movies to a safe YouTube channel.

Centre for Planetary Science & Exploration

This tentatively scheduled session will focus on how technology is used in the science of space exploration. More details will follow.

Registration is now open!

Go to to register and choose your preferred workshop topics, indicate your t-shirt size (it's free!), and make sure that you don't miss out on this day of fun!

Please note that this event is for a maximum of 200 students. We will be limiting the number of students per school to 5, but will have a waitlist. If you wish to add a student to the wait list, please email us at

Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you by Thursday, April 23, 2015.

*Please note that we will try to accommodate your request for t-shirt size, but there's no guarantee.

Transportation will not be provided; please ensure that attendees have alternate travel arrangements.

Please direct all questions to: