Digitized
Imagine. Create. Change.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Why Attend?

Digitized is the hottest one day career event for Saskatchewan high school students. In 2016, more than 350 students attended Digitized.

Technology is Everywhere

Learn how Computer Science and Information Technology (IT) is shaping our lives and changing the world

Workshops

Attend hands-on workshops in programming, animation, robotics, mobile apps, games, and more

Explore Careers

Explore current and future trends in technology. Meet young leaders in the field and become your own boss.

Workshops

Students who attend Digitized can participate in a hands-on workshop. Check out the workshops offered this year:

Design Thinking

With The Wilson Centre

Your First Website

With Matt Horning

Robotics

With Merlin Hansen

Intro to 2D Game Development with Construct 2

With Colby Johanson

Intro to HTML5 Game Development with Phaser

With Romeo Iula

Stabilizing Quantum Computers: The Computer Science Behind Physics

With Marina Schmidt

Featured Speakers

Every year, we bring in amazing technology experts from a range of fields within Computer Science.

Keynote Speaker

Verna Friesen

Engineering Manager, Google

"Autonomously Driving to a Brighter Future"

Speakers

Dr. Aaron Genest

"Working as Unsung Heroes"

Kimberly MacKay

"Bio-info-what?"

Dr. Jeff Long

"Would you know a smart computer if you met one?"

Cody Crewson

“Computer science is EVERYWHERE, a cliché because its true”

Jason Knight & Logan Kopas

"How to get a job doing what you love"

Christina Sitkowski

"Five reasons to become a web developer (and the one thing you need to get started)"

Career Panel

Listen and learn from experts in a Career Panel! Get your questions ready...

Mark Hollman

Technical Project Leader at Yardi

Peggy Anderson

Computer Science student, 4th Year

David Sibley

Team Lead at Vendasta

Stephanie Melnyk

Software Developer, Vendasta

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About

We invite students who express an interest in computer science from across Saskatoon and surrounding areas to participate in Digitized. Throughout the day, students participate in various activities such as hands-on workshops. These workshops include robotics, animation, digital media, web programming, mobile, and video games. Students also attend speaker presentations from experts in the industry, with topics such as gaming, mobile, entrepreneurship, software development, cyber-security, bioinformatics and more.

Over 350 high school students attend every year, ranging from grade 10, 11, and 12. The event wouldn't be a success without the help from over 40 volunteers, consisting of numerous high school teachers and sponsors.

Digitized is organized by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan and
the Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at digitized@cs.usask.ca

Register

Registration Deadline: April 25, 2017

In addition to online registration, all students must complete a Digitized Parent Consent Form. Please submit the completed form to your high school teacher or career counsellor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at digitized@cs.usask.ca

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