Utah Oracle Users Group

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building - University of Utah

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In support of the #CSForAll and #StateOfWomen initiatives, we created this event with the purpose of introducing middle school and high school girls to technology.  There is a severe shortage of women in information systems and other technology-related fields and we hope to change that statistic! U Let Girls Code will be led by University of Utah students and faculty and Oracle employees, and is designed to be an opportunity for girls to explore technology in a fun, collaborative environment.

Event Information
  • Date: October 29th
  • Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Location: Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building on the University of Utah campus
          1665 Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
  • Light breakfast and lunch will be provided


This event is for girls in grades 7 - 12 in any Utah school or home school. The girls do not need to have any prior coding experience.


The purpose of the event is to expose girls to coding. We will do this via 3 hours of learning in the morning then after lunch the girls will participate in a small group practical problem solving challenge where we will award prizes to the top creations.

We will be teaching two software programs (both available free online): Scratch (introductory) for girls in 7th-9th grades, and Alice (intermediate) for girls in 10th-12th grades. We hope that the girls will follow on their learning after the U Let Girls Code event with their teachers at school or at home using the free software that they will learn at the event.


The registration fee is $10. All registration fees will be donated to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing program which provides scholarships, encouragement and community for female technologists from K-12 through higher education and beyond. Scholarships for U Let Girls Code are available. Contact Tyra Crockett for more information on scholarships.


Due to space restrictions, we have strict registration limits. All attendees must be paid registrants prior to the event. 

Register here


Contact the event organizers:

Michelle Kolbe - michelle.kolbe@utoug.org

Tyra Crockett - tyra.crockett@oracle.com

Laurie Bragg - laurie.bragg@eccles.utah.edu

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