Professional development

Professional Development

Python Mini Bootcamp

Whether you are recently graduated, recently employed, or following your dream career path, this opportunity is for you!

This course focuses on the basics of coding using Python. During this session, participants will have the chance to learn the following concepts:

  • What is Python
  • How to properly install Python
  • Python variables
  • Python conditions

Prerequisites: None. This workshop is designed for beginners.

BYOD: Bring your own device (laptop)

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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:

  • An amazing instructor
  • Great new venue
  • Catered lunch. We will try our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions (no promises)
  • A certificate of completion 

Register now

MakerEd for Teachers

Summer MakerEd Camp for Teachers

The Faculty of Engineering's Outreach team at the University of Ottawa is organizing a 2-day bootcamp dedicated to helping you incorporate technology in your classroom. We will be focusing on micro:bits; these small affordable micro-controllers are used all over the world to introduce kids to coding and technology. Throughout the 2 days, you will learn the ins and outs of this technology and will develop projects that you will be able to use directly in your classroom, which aligned to your grade curriculum (mainly for grade 2-8 classes, but everyone is welcome)!

This camp will be offered in French only.


Wednesday, July 31st to Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


University of Ottawa campus
New STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt, room 117, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5


$100 for the 2 days, includes all meals and material, as well as one micro:bit to take home!

Please bring your own laptop.

REGISTER NOW! Space is limited!

MakerEd night for Teachers

The Faculty of Engineering's Outreach team at the University of Ottawa is organizing an evening dedicated to connecting teachers to resources for the introduction of technology in their classrooms.

We are hoping to have at least one representative from every school in the area.

This event will be bilingual. Space is limited!


University of Ottawa campus
New STEM Complex, 150 Louis-Pasteur Pvt, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, Room 117


Thursday, September 19, 2019, From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Come celebrate Science Literacy week with us! This will be the first of our Scratch Ed Meetup's! Find out more about this new series of teacher training!

Registration will open soon!

MakerEd for Parents

MakerEd for parents

**Kids are welcome to join their parents!

The Engineering Outreach Team at the University of Ottawa is organizing a night dedicated to parents who have kids between grade 2 and grade 6. The MakerEd night for parents is designed to help parents familiarize themselves with new technologies.


6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come discover the various programs for children and teens offered by the Faculty of Engineering. Learn more about the Maker Break camps and summer camps.

7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Programming Workshop

The purpose of this workshop, specifically designed for parents, is to show them the basics of programming, with the aim of helping them support their children in the development of this new knowledge.

Learning to program is a skill that every youth should develop from an early age. Programming is the best way to understand technology. It encourages problem-solving, critical thinking, logic, and creativity.

This workshop will be interactive and parents will learn to program small stories with the help of an iPad or laptop that will be provided.

Stay tuned for more information.

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