Almost 80% of HackerYou Applicants are Female

Almost 80% of HackerYou Applicants are Female

We’ve all heard the stats. At a time when a university would be proud to have a freshman computer science class with 20% females and when Hacker School has to partner with Etsy in order to attract more females to the program (a move I applaud, by the way), we’re finding that HackerYou is in Read more…

Introduction to HTML/CSS: The Mentors!

Introduction to HTML/CSS: The Mentors!

We are thrilled to be participating in Net Change Week this year and bringing together 120 learners and 30 mentors for a glorious day of learning HTML and CSS. Thanks a million to all our fabulous mentors and to Uken Games for sponsoring this workshop. Lead Instructor: Mark Reale (@markreale | http://markreale.net) Chief Culture Officer at Read more…

Want a Marketing Job at a Startup? Better Learn to Code!

Want a Marketing Job at a Startup? Better Learn to Code!

This post was originally published on June 23rd on the Onboardly blog. Written by Renee Warren. Reginald Braithwaite once wrote about “[…] having trouble with the fact that 199 out of 200 applicants for every programming job can’t write code at all. I repeat: they can’t write any code whatsoever.” Clearly, learning to code is no Read more…

Something New: Our 3D Modelling and Printing Workshop!

Something New: Our 3D Modelling and Printing Workshop!

On July 14th, we invite you to join us at the TIFF Bell Lightbox so that you can learn how to design and print your very own 3 dimensional…”thing”, using today’s coolest new technology: 3D printers! You even get to take it home at the end of the day. How neat is that?? What is 3D Read more…

Ladies Learning Code Success Stories: Emma Jenkin (@indeedemma)

Ladies Learning Code Success Stories: Emma Jenkin (@indeedemma)

This post was originally published on Emma Jenkin’s blog. You can follow her on Twitter at @indeedemma. Do you have your own success story to share? We’d love to hear about it! Email us at info [at] ladieslearningcode.com. — On a beautiful sunny summer Saturday I found myself among almost 80 others up a downtown Read more…

Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

Grads: Skip the Bank Job, Join a Startup

This post was originally published on June 13th on Bloomberg View. Written by Ezra Klein. Dartmouth College has four valedictorians this year: Wills Begor, Glynnis Kearney, David Rogg and Jie Zhong. They are impressive kids. All have stratospheric GPAs. Most pulled off two majors and a minor. One developed a new social networking platform for the iPhone. Read more…

Mobile Workshop: Meet The Mentors!

Mobile Workshop: Meet The Mentors!

After a group of ladies mastered mobile for the first time back in January we knew we would have to do it again! On June 16th, our second mobile workshop will be held at Xtreme Labs and led by Peter Iskandar and Kitty Shum. No one can become a master without a great instructor, and Read more…

Learn to code, but don't quit your day job

Learn to code, but don't quit your day job

This post was originally published on May 17th on The Verge. Written by Joshua Kopstein. Given the ever-expanding role of software in our lives, it shouldn’t be too difficult to ascertain why so many people have been exuberantly advocating learning computer programming recently. This idea that everyone should learn to code — practiced at new websites Read more…

Photoshop Was Awesome

Photoshop Was Awesome

Last night kicked off our June Photoshop evening workshops and what a great kick-off it was! Hosted at the amazing George Brown College Game Design Centre, our first workshop of the three was an Introduction to Photoshop: Photo Editing. After a pizza dinner, lead instructor Angelica Ramos and mentors Ryan Bannon and Erin Morris turned Read more…

Six Reasons a Non-Computer Nerd Might Want to Learn to Code

Six Reasons a Non-Computer Nerd Might Want to Learn to Code

This post was originally published on The Atlantic Wire. Written by Rebecca Greenfield. Though coder Jeff Atwood thinks coding isn’t for non-computer geeks, we can think of a lot of reasons normals should learn computer language. Atwood, on his blog Coding Horror, miffed by the “everyone should learn to code” meme, likens coding to plumbing. It’s not Read more…

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