This past Saturday, we launched our brand new Ottawa Chapter with a sold-out Intro to HTML CSS workshop. With 50 women (and men) in attendance, and another 20 on the waitlist, we couldn’t be happier with the success of the chapter’s first event! Read on to hear about Ladies Learning Code’s Ottawa debut!
Our learners started streaming into the ultra-cool Shopify Lounge around 9:30 (even braving a surprise blizzard to do it!), gathering around tables and meeting their fellow learners for the day. We were fortunate to have the one-and-only Christina Truong as our lead instructor, and 13 talented mentors.
Things kicked off by 10 o’clock, with the whole group jumping head first into HTML basics. Christina lead our fabulous learners through lessons and exercises that taught them about the backbone of web development. Our experienced volunteer mentors were there every step of the way to provide hands-on advice and support. Our 4:1 ratio ensured that everyone got their questions answered, and had a great learning experience!
By noon, the group had worked up quite an appetite from building some funky (and retro!) websites in the morning…
After lunch, we took a moment to thank each and every one of our volunteer mentors, who took their Saturday to teach our community. We couldn’t have done it without them!
Energized by the delicious lunch, the crew got back to work! Christina lead the group through an afternoon of CSS exercises. We learned all about the role that Cascading Style Sheets play in modern web development. By late afternoon, it was time to put it all together! Some of our newly-minted coders showed off their brand new creations…
A HUGE thank you to our event sponsor, Shopify, who donated all the space and equipment and truly made this first event possible! Thank you once again to our mentors, learners, and to the Ottawa community for supporting our chapter launch.
We are taking a break for the holidays…but stay tuned for an announcement about our January event!
In the meantime, check out some of the awesome press coverage for this event…until next time, Ottawa!