Let’s Talk Tech!

Join us for half-day workshops of tech-focused excitement!

We are hosting multiple introductory workshops using one or two particular pieces of tech with a focus on programming, looping in relevant and current applications, and showing the exciting possibilities of the tech industry through digital skills literacy!

You do not need any prior knowledge or experience in coding to participate! We will be introducing brand new content for each event tailored to elementary school students.

Stay in touch! Join the Let’s Talk Tech mailing list to be notified of future workshops!

Thanks to CanCode, a two-year investment in coding and digital skills development from the Government of Canada, eng•cite and Geering Up will be hosting more events, workshops, and initiatives to inspire youth through innovative, experiential, and hands-on activities.

Co-hosted by eng•cite, Geering Up, and UBC Engineering.

From high school students to undergraduates and beyond, if you are interested in volunteering in February, sign up here!

This Winter, we will be hosting two exciting co-ed events! 

Cost: Free! Light snacks + all supplies will be provided.

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2019

Location: Microsoft Vancouver,
725 Granville St

Morning (9am to 12pm) – Grades 4 – 5

Afternoon (1pm to 4pm) – Grades 6 – 7

Register Today!


Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location: UBC Vancouver
Hennings 200

Morning (9am to 12pm) – Grades 4 – 5

Afternoon (1pm to 4pm) – Grades 6 – 7

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Location: UBC Vancouver
Hennings 200

Full Day Makeathon (9am to 4:30pm) – Grades 8 – 10

Check-In for each session will begin 30 minutes prior to the start time. Please do your best to arrive on time!

Parents, we are hosting you as well!

Concurrently with our youth programming, we are hosting parent discussions and sessions around engaging youth with STEM! These sessions will start 1 hour before the end of each Let’s Talk Tech workshop. We will have light refreshments available. If you are interested, please RSVP when registering your child in workshops. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The morning parent session will run in Irving K. Barber Library, Room 155 from 11:00am to 11:45am with refreshments available at 10:45am.

The afternoon parent session will run in Irving K. Barber Library, Room 155 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm with refreshments available at 2:45pm.


UBC Parking: The closest parkade to both the Hennings building and Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is the North Parkade. It is located at 6115 Student Union Boulevard. Further details and fees are listed on UBC Parking’s website.

Check In: We will be starting check-in 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event.

Will there be parent programming? In February, yes!

Can I register for both sessions?: Of course! We encourage participants to also bring their friends along for the fun! Both sessions will have different curriculum material with little overlap in hopes of providing an introduction to a variety of tech!

If you have any questions about Let’s Talk Tech, please contact Serena at serena.chao@geeringup.ca.