The Power of Confidence

The Power of Confidence

Ladies Learning Code asked leading women in STEM, design and entrepreneurship to share their success stories. Here’s what they revealed.

Women are underrepresented in STEM fields – that’s hardly news as the issue has gained notable traction in the media and within organizations in recent years. At Ladies Learning Code, we’re committed to closing the gender gap in technology by teaching women through beginner friendly programs that provide practical tech skills and arguably something even more important Read more…

Making the Switch into a Tech Career

Making the Switch into a Tech Career

Kathy Tran, Community Director at Switch, shares her advice on starting a career in the tech industry.

This is a guest blog post by Kathy Tran, Community Director at Switch. Getting Started  Whether you are making a big career decision for the first time or in a mid-career pivot, it can be very overwhelming to undergo such a big change. The technology industry is vast and there are many paths to take. Read more…

What Does it Mean to be a Mentor?

What Does it Mean to be a Mentor?

This is a guest post from Kimberly Beaudin, Developer at Yellow Pencil, and mentor for our Edmonton, AB Chapter.

This is a guest post from Kimberly Beaudin, Developer at Yellow Pencil, Edmonton, AB. I used to tutor first-year computing science courses in University, where I happily bent my schedule around my students. Friday night? Two hours before an assignment was due? Of course! I’d be there. Tutoring gave me the satisfaction of supporting someone and helping Read more…

Building Gender Inclusiveness Into Startups

Building Gender Inclusiveness Into Startups

This is part of our new Guest Post Series, featuring voices from our community of builders, thinkers, and creators!

This is a guest post by Roger Huang of code(love). The original post can be found here. If there was a Godwin’s law for technology, it would go something like this: go to a startup event. Hear or be the person pitching a dating application. Stop—you’ve lost. Entrepreneurs are trained to solve real pain points—their Read more…

Why One Writer Is Learning to Code

Why One Writer Is Learning to Code

This is part of our new Guest Post Series, featuring voices from our community of builders, thinkers, and creators!

This is a guest post by Zareen Muzaffar as part of our new series showcasing stories, news, and information from our community! A few years ago I was scrambling to get my work published. Having graduated in English from York University with a half-baked masters degree in Journalism from Western University, armed with volunteer experience, Read more…