Try/CATCH

2017

Computing and Technology Conference for Her

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


What is Try/CATCH?

Try/CATCH (Computing and Technology Conference for Her) is a half-day event organized specifically for all high school girls, with the objective of fostering curiosity about computing science and providing basic knowledge to serve as a foundation for more advanced skills. We hope to provide a positive learning experience for the participants, which will encourage them in their future endeavors in computing science and the field of technology


Is there a skill requirement for attending Try/Catch? If I don't have any technical experience, can I attend this event?

Yes! This event is designed to introduce you, a high school girl, to Computing Science and Engineering Science. Hence, no coding/circuitry/design experience is required.


How much does it cost to attend Try/CATCH?

This event is completely FREE! All the workshops, snacks, and refreshments are all free for you to enjoy your time. You will also be eligible to win prizes during the workshops and through a raffle at the end of the night.


I'm interested in attending Try/CATCH, how can I register?

Registration is OPEN. You can register here.


If my schedule changes and I am unable to make it to the event, what should I do?

Unfortunately, we are unable to change the date to accommodate everyone. However, please send us an email at wics@sfu.ca regarding your absence as soon as you can, so that we can move a prospective participant off the waitlist. Hopefully you can join us next year!


Can I bring my parents?

We will have a special Parent Info Session from 3:30PM-4:30PM where there will be presentations by advisors from SFU's Faculty of Applied Sciences academic and co-op programs. However, in respect of the girls' space, we ask that parents not join their daughters until the event is over.


How can I get to SFU Burnaby?

The SFU Burnaby campus is accessible by the 95, 143, 144, and 145 buses. Free parking will be available for those of you who are driving. We will send out an email with directions and other information before the event.


More questions? Please email us at wics@sfu.ca. We will answer your questions as soon as we can. Thank you!