The first CS-CAN|INFOCAN Francophone Women in Computing Day is focused on networking, learning, sharing and mentoring. It embodies the mission of encouraging curiosity and awareness of digital innovations that are changing the community and the world around us. The event is held in French and brings together leaders from research, education and education and industry. The one-day event will be attended by over 200 undergraduate and graduate computer science students, with stimulating and inspiring speakers, discussions and networking opportunities.
The event will also include a career fair and hackathon and provides an excellent opportunity for industry to connect with all the students and offers a great opportunity for organizations to easily access the best access to top talent from Quebec’s universities and CEGEPs and assists and supports on-campus recruitment efforts.
Participating Schools*
  • Collège de Maisonneuve Informatique
  • Collège de Valleyfield
  • Concordia University
  • École de technologie supérieure
  • Ecole Polytechnique
  • McGill University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Université de Sherbrooke
  • Université Laval
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
As of January 15, 2023

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The event will be held at McGill University. A venue map to locate meeting rooms can be found on the Schedule page.
Students can book accommodations through the McGill University Housing and Conference Services
Prices range between $70 and $130


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Steering Committee


    Naouel Moha

    École de technologie supérieure

    Soumaya Cherkaoui

    Ecole Polytechnique

    Paula Branco

    University of Ottawa

    Josée Desharnais


    Sylvie Hamel

    Université de Montréal

    Leila Kosseim

    Concordia University

    Farida Mostefaoui

    Collège de Valleyfield

    Brigitte Pientika

    McGill University

    Jihene Rezgui

    Collège de Maisonneuve · informatique

    Nadia Tahiri

    Université de Sherbrooke

    Jean Privat


      Gina van Dalen

      Executive Director, CS-CAN|INFO-CAN


      Discours d’ouverture

      9h00 - 9h15


      Conférencière à confirmer

      Sujet: À confirmer


      9h15 – 9h30

      CN Rail
      Conférencière à confirmer
      Sujet: À confirmer



      9h45– 10h



      Thème du segment

      Thème du

      Recherche et
      développement (R&D)

      Thème du segment


      Thème du

      Technologies de
      l'information et de la communication


      10h00 - 11h00

      Narjès Boufaden



      Sujet: À

      Famic Technologies Inc.

      Conférencière à confirmer

      Sujet: À confirmer

      à confirmer


      Laureline Chiapello


      École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design

      Sujet: Le métier de
      programmeur pour le jeu vidéo



      11h00 – 12h00

      Viviane Gravel



      Sujet: L'esprit d'entreprise au service des villes

      Premier Tech

      Conférencière à confirmer

      Sujet: À

      à confirmer


      Audrey Corbeil Therrien

      Chaire de Recherche du Canada sur l'intelligence
      temps réel embarquée pour détecteurs à débit

      Professeur assistant

      Université de Sherbrooke

      Sujet: À


      12h 00 - 13 h 00


      12h 00 - 14 h 00

      Salon de l'emploi

      14 h 00 - 15 h 00


      Conférencière à confirmer

      À confirmer

      Morgan Stanley

      Conférencière à confirmer

      Sujet: À

      Associations d’étudiantes en


      ElleCode UQAM 

      Le code des filles

      Faten M'hiri, animatrice de la session

      à confirmer


      Salon de

      15 h 00 - 16 h 00

      CN Rail

      Conférencière à confirmer

      Sujet: À confirmer

      à confirmer


      Nancy Laramée

      Directrice des partenariats


      À confirmer

      à confirmer


      Salon de

      16 h 00 - 17 h 00

      Panel sur le recrutement
      des femmes en informatique

      Sophia Bennaceur,
      Responsable régionale de Morgan Stanley Montréal et de Technologie Montréal, Morgan

      Alvine Belle Boyae,
      Professeure,York University

      Christine Jost,
      Directrice générale chez Groupe STIM les écoles estime

      Andréanne Fleurant,
      Chargée de projets,

      Le code des filles

      Sylvie Trudel, Professeure,

      Animatrice de la session

      Fin de la journée






      More Information Will Become Available Soon

      Why consider sponsorship?
      Influence and attract tomorrow's IT professionals; demonstrate your commitment to diversity; and commitment to diversity; participate in the job fair; and communicate your organization's needs.
      Download the Sponsorship Brochure (French only)



      Francophone Women in Computing Day Information Competition


      Programming Competition for female university and CEGEP students in Quebec, we hope to bring together the talents of the province by providing an interactive environment where participants are free to innovate and create under the guidance of mentors.

      Why should you consider sponsoring the Programming Competition?

      Branding and Marketing

      The Programming Competition will reach a large population of Quebec students. Exposing your brand to hundreds of students will put you in the spotlight of the top female developers.

      Recruiting and testing the platform

      Before, during and after the event, you will have access to a large demographic of technically minded women through custom award categories, conferences and social media. Through these media outlets, you can explore your new and upcoming technologies with female students or have them test your APIs through any form of testing – performance, scalability or otherwise.

      For information on sponsorship download the brochure.

      This year, Computer Science Canada/Informatique Canada (CS-CAN|INFO-CAN will hold its first Francophone Women in Computing Day Programming Competition, open to teams of three students from postsecondary institutions throughout Quebec.

      Post-secondary institutions participating in the Women in Computing Day are invited to send a team to the competition.

      Players will compete in cybersecurity, programming, and general computing events. No specific knowledge of cybersecurity is required (beginners welcome), however a certain level of knowledge and skill in programming and general computing is expected (undergraduate level).

      The competition will take place on site in a dedicated room at McGill University on the afternoon of January 6th, the day before the conference.

      Transportation and accommodation will be provided for players from schools and institutions outside the greater Montreal area.

      Team composition and eligibility

      A team consists of 3 students from the same institution.

      There will be TWO teams of 3 students per institution. One undergraduate team and one open team (graduate and undergraduate).

      Depending on availability and student interest, please feel free to contact us with any requests or questions.

      How to register

      Contact your school or institution representative.

      Application deadline: May 5, 2023

      Dates and times

      Tuesday, June 6th.
      Lunch will be provided
      Start of the competition: 1:30 pm (approx.)
      End of the competition: 5:46 pm (approx.)
      Duration of the competition: 256 minutes

      Event and scoring

      Each challenge contains a description and resources such as source files or deployed internet services.
      The objective of each challenge is to find the key (flag) that must be provided to the scoring system for the team to get points. The more difficult a challenge is, the more points it is worth.

      At the end of the competition, the team with the most points will be declared the winner.
      In the event of a tie, the team that scored the last points first will win.

      During the competition, new events may be unlocked depending on the progress of the competition or the success of certain events.

      Many of the programming events require TCP communication with our servers to validate the solutions and obtain the flags.

      It is recommended that you develop and test your solutions locally first.
      You can familiarize yourself with useful tools like nc (netcat) and socat (or review socket programming).

      If you have not participated in any BTC or computer science competition, you can visit the following resources: and

      Code of Conduct

      All participants are required to accept the following basic rules of conduct and courtesy:

      • Be friendly, welcoming, patient, constructive, respectful and collaborative. The events are conducted and the competition is organized by volunteers whose only goal is to help you have a good time and discover new things in computer science.
      • Do not attack the scoring system, other teams or anything else outside of the events that clearly state this.
      • Don’t steal or trade flags or information about solving challenges.
      • Do not ask for outside help.
      • Respect the copyright of the event material.

      Required equipment

      • Students must bring a laptop computer with a good battery that can connect to wifi in order to access the events and the scoring system of the competition.
      • Students will need to be able to install various computer tools and software on their probable.
      • A Linux environment with standard tools is recommended.
      • One table will be assigned to each team for the duration of the competition. Good teamwork, good communication and good distribution of tasks is also recommended.


      Two sets of prizes will be awarded, one for the undergraduate teams and one for the open teams.

      1st prize: $900
      2nd prize: $600
      3rd prize: $300

      All prizes will be awarded at the prestigious INFO-CAN Award Banquet on June 7th. The winners will be invited to attend the banquet. The banquet will be attended by over 400 faculty and industry representatives.

      Require More Information?

      Contact the CS-CAN|INFO-CAN office.

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