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, web design 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.

26 events since
2013

1235 + total participants

350 + total mentors

Upcoming
Events

Victoria

April
1

Girls Learning Code Photo Editing with Pixlr (Parent/Child) for girls ages 8-13

Photos are a great way to tell stories, and using digital tools designers can create new worlds through photo editing!

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Victoria

April
22

jQuery for Beginners: Add Interactivity and Effects to Your Website

Join us and add an interactive element to your website!

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Victoria

May
13

Victoria: National
Girls Learning Code Day
Storytelling & Animation

Join us for our 4th Annual Girls Learning Code Day!

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Ladies Learning Code Victoria Merit Scholarship Fund

The Ladies Learning Code Victoria (LLC) Merit Scholarship Fund is awarded to women who have attended an LLC workshop and would like to pursue their Computer Science education further in a program of their choice.

LLC Victoria is privileged to be partnering with the following Founding Members of the Merit Scholarship Fund:

If you are interested in the Merit Scholarship or would like to attend a workshop, but are unable to cover the cost of registration, please visit http://bit.ly/LLCmerit

Our Chapter
Leads

Erin Athene
@erinathene
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Christina Seargeant
@csnaps
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Christina Jones
@CJloves2learn
Victoria Youth Chapter Lead

Julianne Johnson
@juliannePJ
Community Manager

Melissa Hamer
@melishamer
Victoria Development Coordinator

Monpreet (Mon) Gill
Victoria Ops Lead

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Meet some of our Victoria

Instructors
& Mentors

Aurora Walker
@billy_the_punk
Victoria Lead Instructor

“I love being involved with Ladies Learning Code because of the emphasis on the fact that anyone can learn to program - it isn't some kind of magic, or unreachable goal - coding can be done by absolutely anyone. Throughout my career I've always tried to get involved in groups and organizations to help teach people of all ages and backgrounds to use and work with computers, and I've really found that LLC has set the bar high in terms of both accessibility and quality. I find being an LLC instructor to be hugely rewarding. Every time someone approaches me after a workshop and tells me that it was easier and more fun than they thought it would be, I know that its worth all the time and hard work that everyone puts into making these workshops happen.”

Jem

Jem Bezooyen
@JemBijoux
Product Engineer
Sendwithus

Madeline Carson

Madeline Carson
Software Developer Lead
Metalab Design

Laura Cooper
@euphorialjc
Web Developer
Eclipse Creative

Amanda Beck
@amandakbeck
Mentor

“I started mentoring with #llcyyj because I love to share my passion for web development with others. The ‘lightbulb’ moments are what do it for me – people realising they can actually use technology to produce something for themselves (be it a website, an online shop or a resume) and not just be a bystander. Whether that translates to a career or remains hobby doesn’t matter, it gives people the power to make choices. That’s infectious!”

Pauline Kelly

“For the past 6 years, I’ve been teaching digital skills to adults, both as a volunteer at the James Bay Community Project and privately. I started coding in the UVic Computer Based Information Systems programme and carried on following graduation, taking Coursera courses online. Ladies Learning Code is perfect for me because I can expand my skills as a learner at some of the LLC workshops and my teaching skills as a mentor at others. The informal LLC meetups are fun,great for keeping in the loop and awash with useful information!”

Mel Reams
@mel_reams
Developer

“I mentor at Ladies Learning Code because I love how they make programming accessible to everyone. Growing up, I was enormously lucky in a lot of ways that led to me being able to pursue a career in programming. Not all people, and especially not all girls and women, get the opportunities I've had and Ladies Learning Code lets me pay it forward. I've also learned a lot just by mentoring at workshops, and on a purely selfish level I really enjoy not being the only woman in the room who's interested in tech.”

Marie Starck

“I wanted to break the stereotype that science is hard and only for boys. The fact that I made some great friends was an added bonus.”

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Telus logo

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

Community Partners