Programming Challenge 4 Girls

2013 PC4G

Programming Challenge 4 Girls is a programming competition for grade 10 girls designed to introduce them to computer programming

PC4G is an annual one day event to introduce Junior high school girls to computer programming. No experience is necessary, as PC4G events include tutorial sessions teaching you about the programming language we use, Alice.

March 6, 2015 Schedule

Time Event
8:00am-8:30am Arrival/Registration
8:30-am-9:00am Welcome/Introductions
9:00am-10:30am Alice tutorial
10:30am-11:00am Break and Snack
11:00am-1:30pm Teachers - Sharing/Speakers, Students - Challenge
1:30pm-2:30pm Lunch
2:30pm-3:45pm Lecture
3:45pm-4:00pm Awards

Where to find us

Our 2015 event is being organized by the Huntsville High School First Robotics team and the University of Waterloo. Register now!

Need to stay overnight?

University of Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment

The University of Waterloo Centre for the Environment is walking distance from Huntsville High School. Room rates are $30/person. Call 1-705-571-0259 for booking rooms and details. There are kitchenettes available to prepare meals.

Who we are

Huntsville High School FIRST Robotics Team 4152 believes strongly in the FIRST moto: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. We believe technology can be used to solve problems and are concerned by the inequitable access to technology in our society. In 2012 the enrollment for computer science in Ontario Universities was 88% male and 12% female (See the data here). We believe that this imbalance can be addressed and took it upon ourselves to start a Programming Challenge 4 Girls competition in Ontario. Our teams also competes in First Robotics regional events and are also working with local companies to refurbish computers for families in poverty.

Ian McTavish: co-chair of the Huntsville High School PC4G event. Ian has taught elementary, high school and college. He's worked as a consultant and administrator. Currently Ian teaches computer science at Huntsville High School and is the lead mentor for Huntsville High School robotics.

Sue Fawcett: co-chair of the Huntsville High School PC4G event. Sue is an exemplary teacher and guidance counselor. Recently she has been researching the impact of gender based classes for teaching mathematics.