HACKERGAL DAY

“THERE IS POWER IN DIVERSITY!”

Join us for a live virtual celebration of girls, trans girls, and non-binary students learning to code across Canada!

Saturday, December 12, 2020
1:00 – 3:00PM EST

SPEAKER LINEUP

Rani Pendse

Sr. Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

Alysse Anderson

Vice President, Frontline Tools & Enablement, CIBC

Cheryl Sutherland

Speaker and Founder of PleaseNotes

Maryam Kaka

Backend Developer at Shopify

Michèle Mullen

Director General of Partnerships and Risk Mitigation, CSE

Hackergal Event Schedule

1:00 – 1:05

Welcome Message
There is Power in Diversity!

Lucy Ho, Founder & Executive Director, Hackergal

1:05 – 1:15

Opening Keynote

Alysse Anderson, Vice President, Frontline Tools & Enablement, CIBC

1:15 – 1:25

Interactive Speaker
Diversity and Inclusion

Rani Pendse, Sr. Partner Development Manager, Microsoft

1:25- 1:50

Empathy and Diversity: How Cultivating Connection Spurs Creation in Tech

Empathy and diversity are big buzz words right now. Let’s take a look at how these two elements play into creating real solutions and success in the tech world.

Cheryl Sutherland, Speaker and Founder of PleaseNotes

1:50 – 2:30

Check out a Breakout Room!

Room 1
Ask me Anything with Maryam Kaka, Developer at Shopify and Coding Project Showcase with Janat Baig, Hackergal Ambassador

Room 2
Du codage à la créativité avec Mélissa Raymond, Hackergal Bilingual Program Manager, & Samia Hassan, Hackergal Ambassador

Room 3
Empowering Student Voice for Creative Coding for Educators using Microsoft’s Flipgrid with Jennifer Takacs, Hackergal Education Curricula Development Lead & Tania Gamage, Hackergal Program Coordinator

2:30 – 2:45

Closing Keynote Remarks

Michèle Mullen, Director General of Partnerships and Risk Mitigation, CSE

2:45 – 2:55

Announcing Hackergal’s Code for Change Challenge
Hindsight 20/20: How Technology is Changing the World challenges YOU to reflect and think critically about how technology innovation has positively impacted our lives. Enter for a chance to win exciting prizes!

Lucy Ho, Founder & Executive Director, Hackergal

Nicole Liu, Grade 11 Hackergal Ambassador

2:55 – 3:00

Hackergal Closing Words

Bukunmi Ogunrosoye, Digital Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Hackergal

Breakout Rooms

Room 1
Meet the Developers!

Join a live “Ask me Anything” session with Maryam Kaka, a backend developer at Shopify and a passionate tech advocate, and meet Janat Baig, a Hackergal Student Ambassador who will present her “Meet the Developer” project and share her story!

Maryam Kaka
Janat Baig
Kumiko Imai

Room 2
Du codage à la créativité
Coding with Creativity

Tu veux apprendre à coder, mais le codage t’intimide? En utilisant la plate-forme de codage Lynx, tu apprendras les commandes de base afin que tu puisses créer des projets créatifs et interactifs! De plus, tu exploreras des exemples de projets pour t’inspirer à devenir codeuse!

Want to learn to code, but coding scares you? This French session will introduce you to the basics of coding using Lynx coding platform. You will learn the basic commands to help you code creative and interactive projects! Plus, you’ll explore sample projects to inspire you to become a coder!

 

Mélissa Raymond
Samia Hassan

Room 3
Empowering Student Voice for Creative Coding

Engaging student voice is the secret ingredient when it comes to learning how to code. Let’s encourage learners to share their voice by coding about something that matters to them. This educator workshop will explore how teachers can embed student voice into coding using Flipgrid and how to encourage learners to recognize and reflect on their progress.

Jennifer Takács
Tania Gamage