Family and community events

Family events

Grade 1 to 6, and parents

Have fun with your kids and learn more about new technologies and coding!

uOttawa Maker Mobile workshops

  • Birthday parties for kids
  • Workshops for parents
  • Community events

Teen Info Session

Come to our free event on March 24th, 2020 for more details on our teen programs:

  • Faculty of Engineering Secondary School courses
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Volunteering program
  • TeenSci and TeenTech camps

Register to our info session!

Python Bootcamp

This workshop focuses on the basics of coding in the language of Python. The workshop will allow participants to familiarize themselves with the general functions and syntax associated with this programming language. Participants will work through some of the example codes in order to understand basic coding.

Prerequisites: None. This workshop is designed for beginners.

BYOD (Bring your own device)

Date: Saturday April 4th, 2020

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $50

Location: Kanata-North, 535 Legget drive, Kanata, ON, K2K 3B8 (2nd floor)

Language: English only (instructor can answer questions in French if needed)

What is included:

  • Catered lunch. We will try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
  • A certificate of completion

Register to Python Bootcamp

Events for girls

Go Code Girl, 2020

Grade 7 to 12

Go Code Girl is an exciting opportunity for girls in grade 7 to 12 to learn about the world of programming. This fun-filled day of coding introduces the girls to computer science, all while bringing their creations to life and meeting mentors in the field! The event will occur on February 29th 2020.

Register now for Go Code Girl 2020!

Girl Guide Engineering Day, 2020

Sparks, Brownies, Guides and Pathfinders

Girl Guides in the Ottawa region will have the opportunity to participate in a fun, free, educational day of STEM activities with the University of Ottawa on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020.

To register, you must have a group of 20 to 30 girls. Then, please email us at with the following information:

  • your name (as the organizer)
  • the type of group (Sparks/Brownies/Guides)
  • the name(s) of the group you are registering
  • the number of girls you are registering

We will respond with further instructions on how to register.

Go Eng Girl, 2019

Grade 7 to 10

Go ENG Girl is a day for girls to explore the world of engineering with fun, hands-on activities and mentor presentations.

Thank you to all of the girls that participated to our October 19th event. See you next year!

Events and training for teachers

Coding in the math classroom workshop

Explore coding activities that you can do in your math classroom using Scratch and micro:bits. Designed for grades 2 to 8, however everyone is welcome.

This workshop will be offered in English only.

Date: Thursday February 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Kanata North, 535 Legget drive, Kanata, ON, K2K 3B8, 2ndFloor (map)

Cost: Free

Bring your own laptop.

Register now for Coding in the math classroom workshop! Space is limited.

MakerEd Camp for Teachers: Raspberry Pi Bootcamp

Learn how to set up the Raspberry Pi, blink an LED, and using other physical components to create some introductory activities. Then in the afternoon, take that learning to create some activities to be used in the classroom. Come get support from local Raspberry Pi Foundation trained experts to kick start making in your classroom and school.

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, SITE building (map), room 2060

Cost: $50

Lunch is included. Space is limited.

Register now for MakerEd Camp!

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