Utah Oracle Users Group

Friday, October 27, 2017

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building - University of Utah

Organized & Sponsored by:


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 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 27th
  • Time: 8:00am-2:00pm
  • 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 - 10 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 & 8th grades, and Finch Robots (intermediate) for girls in 9th & 10th grades. We hope that the girls will follow on their learning after the U Girls Code event with their teachers at school or at home using the free software that they will learn at the event.

The curriculum each year for this event will be new so if your child attended last year, it will be new, interesting content for her this year.


The registration is free for all attendees thanks to our sponsors!


Due to space restrictions, we have strict registration limits. All attendees must register prior to the event. If you have any problems registering or need to cancel your registration, please contact Michelle

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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