Justin Trudeau Takes Part in Hour of Code’s Historic Global Launch

Justin Trudeau Takes Part in Hour of Code’s Historic Global Launch

We couldn't have imagined a more exciting guest for the global launch of Hour of Code!

Cherchez-vous la version française? Vous le trouverez ici! Here at Ladies Learning Code, we’ve had lots of really special days — our annual National Learning Code Day, the Code Mobile’s visit to Parliament Hill, our first Teachers Learning Code workshop…the list goes on! But today might just have taken the cake. Because today, Hadi Partovi of Read more…

Young Women: The Key to Unlocking #CDNInnovation

Young Women: The Key to Unlocking #CDNInnovation

We hosted Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of ISED and youth entrepreneurs to talk innovation. Here are our takeaways.

Yesterday, we had the honour of hosting the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and young entrepreneurs in our space in downtown Toronto as part of the Minister’s national consultations for the Innovation Agenda. Twelve young entrepreneurs and innovators offered their insights, recommendations and solutions to make Canada a truly innovative Read more…

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…

Creating a safe space online for women

Creating a safe space online for women

We're honoured to be working with YWCA Project Shift to create safe spaces online for women.

We believe that technology truly has the power to change the world. It can be used to solve the world’s largest problems, bridge the opportunity divide, act as a creative outlet and connect people from around the world. We’re living in a digital age where technology transcends space — from schools to hallways to campus Read more…

A Non-Techie Builds the Web: Meet Veronica Van of TELUS digital

A Non-Techie Builds the Web: Meet Veronica Van of TELUS digital

Veronica Van, People Ops Specialist at TELUS Digital shares the story of taking on her first major technical project!

I met up with Girls & Kids Learning Code mentor Veronica Van on a chilly Wednesday morning in March at a downtown coffee shop. It was 9:30AM, peak caffeination time for sleepy commuters and the place was busy, so we had to share a little slice of the bar by the window. But within minutes, Read more…

We’re offering Computer Science scholarships in partnership with IMACS!

We’re offering Computer Science scholarships in partnership with IMACS!

Know a creative girl that wants to pursue computer science in university or college? We’re offering scholarships to UCS1 in partnership with IMACS! University Computer Science I (UCS1) is a challenging and engaging introductory programming course that gives students the tools they need to excel as a computer science major in college. UCS1 teaches the Read more…

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée de Ladies Learning Code à Québec!

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer l’arrivée de Ladies Learning Code à Québec!

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer l’arrivée de Ladies Learning Code à Québec! En août 2011, nous organisions notre tout premier atelier à Toron

We’re excited to announce Ladies Learning Code That is headed to Quebec City! In August of 2011, we hosted our first ever workshop in Toronto and today we are Adding Quebec City to the growing list of Chapters That include Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, London, Edmonton, Montreal, Calgary and Fredericton and more! A big thanks to Read more…

STEM Profile Series: Erin Marchak

STEM Profile Series: Erin Marchak

This month’s STEM Profile features Erin Marchak, former film editor turned developer, who's now the Technical Lead at Myplanet.

This month’s STEM Profile features Erin Marchak, who initially entered the film industry but made the switch to web development and became the Technical Lead at Myplanet – a design and development company in Toronto. We talked to her about overcoming misconceptions in technology, why she made the career change and what inspires her. What Read more…

Learning Fast and Slow – How Mentorship Accelerates Mastery

Learning Fast and Slow – How Mentorship Accelerates Mastery

This is a guest post by Ivana McConnell, interaction designer at Myplanet. This past March break, I was fortunate enough to be a mentor to a group of girls taking their first steps into the world of code and design. Hosted at Freshbooks, Ladies Learning Code became Girls Learning Code for the week, fostering an Read more…

#LLContheHill

#LLContheHill

An interactive cocktail reception celebrating digital literacy for women and youth.

On May 5th, Ladies Learning Code, in partnership with Capital Comms Group and Google Canada, hosted 60+ attendees, including parliamentarians in Ottawa at an interactive cocktail reception celebrating women and youth.  Although women have now outpaced men in obtaining post-secondary degrees, only 18% of all computer sciences graduates are women. And after graduation? Only 25% of Read more…

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