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.
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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?Register
Getting Started with WordPress & Blogging
New to blogging? This workshop will take your website to the next level!Register
Kids Learning Code Art Making with Scratch (Parent/Child) for kids ages 8-13
Art is everywhere - even on our computers!Register
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
Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead
Meet some of our Vancouver
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.”
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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?”
We are pleased to partner with TELUS on our shared goal of digital literacy for women and youth.