Our adult programming offers women (and men) hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.

Our workshops and educational events are open to adults of all ages. Workshops cover everything from introductory HTML & CSS, to WordPress, Python, Ruby, Responsive Design, Photoshop and more. They are especially popular and successful because of the 4:1 ratio of students to volunteer instructors at every workshop, which is only possible because of overwhelming support from the technology and startup communities in the cities where we operate.

113 events since
2012

3425 + total participants

990 + total mentors

Upcoming
Events

Vancouver

April
29

Kids Learning Code Programming with Ruby (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13

Have you ever wanted to learn how to control your computer to do things for you?

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Vancouver

May
6

Getting Started with WordPress & Blogging

New to blogging? This workshop will take your website to the next level!

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Vancouver

May
6

Kids Learning Code Art Making with Scratch (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13

Art is everywhere - even on our computers!

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Interested in Mentoring?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to mentor one of our adult and youth workshops? Irina and Mihai break that down for you in this blog post.

Fun food stats!

One of our community sponsors, Clio, hosts many of our Girls Learning Code workshops and provides lunch for everyone. Here are some fun food stats from 5 workshops:

  • - 140 chicken fingers
  • - 56 burgers
  • - 100 tacos
  • - 16 lbs cheese sauce
  • - 70 fruit skewers with 4 lbs of chocolate
  • - 200 marshmallows over 3 workshops

Our Chapter
Leads

Ewuraesi Thompson
@TheEwuraesi
Chapter Lead

Caitlin Tuba
@dinosaurtuba
Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead

Meichen Zhou

Meichen Zhou
@jfmaggie
Operations Lead

Zoe Alexander

Zoe Alexander
@zoesheena
Operations Lead

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Angel Cheung
@acheung105
Operations Lead

Terry-Lyn Wurm

Terry-Lyn Wurm
Operations Lead

Denise Pereira
Operations Lead

Courtney Chu

Courtney Chu
Operations Lead

Bo Chan

Bo Chan
Operations Lead

Tracy Rawa

Tracy Rawa
Operations Lead

Anisa Musmary

Anisa Musmary
Operations Lead

Want to Join the Team?
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Meet some of our Vancouver

Instructors
& Mentors

Wendy Hoy

Wendy Hoy
@marshmallowcode
Executive Director
Marshmallow Coding Education Society

“In high school, whenever I took a computer or engineering class, I was almost always the only girl. And even though everyone was really supportive, I felt intimidated and scared. If only there was another girl! GLC not only teaches girls about coding, but also gives them a place where they can work alongside other girls, share their experiences, and feel like they belong.”

Halimat Alabi
@game411
Visual Learning Analytics Researcher
Simon Fraser University

“My involvement with Ladies Learning Code stems from a commitment to increase the numbers of women and people of color in the wide range of AMAZING careers made possible by technology.”

Irina Shestak

Irina Shestak
@_lrlna
Software Developer
TELUS

“A little less than a year ago, I've signed up to mentor at Girls Learning Code HTML/CSS workshop. To be honest, I thought I would be terrible at it, but it turned out to be a really rewarding and just outright amazing experience. Why do I keep coming back? First of all, it's amazing to see kids excited about the code they build - whether it's a program in Ruby or a website in HTML; and I want to help them with whatever it is they imagine. And second of all, it's simply wonderful that so many girls kick ass in programming, and I feel that needs to be encouraged and supported.”

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Gabriel Gosselin
@fggosselin
Software Engineer
HootSuite

“Women are greatly under-represented in the software industry, and yet those I’ve met are generally great contributors to any project. The only way we level the playing field is by showing people the stereotypes are wrong – it takes all kinds to make great products and building things in code is fun.”

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Florida Elago
@floriidaaa
Developer
HootSuite

“I got involved with LLC & GLC because working in tech has made me aware that there has been a lack of women in the industry. I’ve been an advocate of helping to bring more women in tech and I think LLC and GLC are great initiatives that get women excited and interested about working in tech and also help empower women with the use of technology.”

Christine Rondeau
@bluelimemedia

“The only way to learn is to teach.”

Jerry Low
@jerrylowm

“I've gotten involved with LLC mainly because I believe in empowering females in a heavily male dominated industry. Due to lack of gender diversity, many females have been intimidated to pursue not only a career but even education in the field. A few years ago my colleague (a rockstar and female developer) wanted to make some changes to that fact and started working with LLC. Since then I really enjoyed the progression and results the program generated. This is a great format different from traditional education for ladies to build the necessary foundation and understanding to this industry and I will continue to support it.”

Wahiba Chair

Wahiba Chair
@WahibaChair
Social Media Instructor
Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies

“I got involved with GLC because I believe that young girls should have the opportunity to develop a passion for technology - by 'doing' rather than by just 'watching'. Coming from a software engineering background myself, there were very few women and I'd like to see more women explore careers in the sciences and engineering. GLC is actively contributing to that mission, and providing a positive framework for change. I have really enjoyed my mentorship with GLC so far; seeing the girls come together at the end to present their projects is quite fulfilling. Not to mention, who doesn't like warm fuzzies?”

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

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We are pleased to partner with TELUS on our shared goal of digital literacy for women and youth.
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