Frequently Asked Questions:
What will the day look like for the participants?
To start off, the participants will sign in, get their schedule for the day, and then they will all attend the opening presentation and keynote speech. Next, the participants will split off into the groups with which they will attend all their workshops, and each group will be assigned one UTS teacher to escort them and take attendance at each workshop. After the first two workshops, the participants will eat their lunch and have the opportunity to visit our exhibit. In the afternoon, the participants will attend one more workshop with the same groups as before and then they will participate in our panels of women in technology. Finally, there will be a closing presentation and afterwards, the girls will be dismissed as specified by their parents. To see the timing of the schedule, check our event information page here.
Can girls that are not in grades 6-8 attend?
Since the 2019 conference and waiting list are full and GITCon targets students in grades 6-8 (in terms of workshop difficulty and conference environment), younger students are welcome to attend next year.
Can teachers attend? If so, how do I register as a teacher?
Teachers are more than welcome to sit in on the workshops of their choice! To register, please contact us with your name and school.
Can My daughter and her friend be in the same group?
Of course! GITCon is designed to create a safe and comfortable environment for participants to make new friends, however, if two participants would like to be in the same group, please contact us with their full names. We cannot guarantee to put larger groups of students together, however, we will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs.
Will food be provided?
Yes, we will provide the participants with a balanced, self-serve lunch as well as snacks throughout the day, both of which will accommodate all dietary restrictions. Participants are also welcome to bring their own lunch, however they will not have access to a fridge or microwave.
Will the workshops be too easy or too hard?
GITCon targets girls in grades 6-8 and assumes the participants have no prior experience with the workshop topics. (i.e. coding, robotics, cyber security, etc…). To know if the conference is suited for you, check the workshops for this year’s conference here.
Can I still register for GITCOn 2019?
Due to an overwhelming number of registrants, GITCon 2019 is full as well as a the waiting list, so unfortunately, registration is closed. However, please look out for registration for GITCon 2020 which will open mid-February, we hope to see you next year!