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.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, but are unable to cover the cost of registration, please visit http://bit.ly/LLCmerit to learn more about our scholarship program.

19 events since
2013

973 + total participants

238 + total mentors

Upcoming
Events

Victoria

July
4
toJuly
7

CoderGirl Camp for girls in Grades 5 & 6

Learn more here. Note: This camp is full! Join our mailing list to be notified of future events!

Registration Coming Soon

Victoria

July
10
toJuly
14

CoderGirl Camp for girls in Grades 3 & 4

Learn more here. Note: This camp is full! Join our mailing list to be notified of future events!

Registration Coming Soon

Ladies Learning Code Victoria Wins Prestigious Community Award!

On June 24th, 2016, the members of the Ladies Learning Code Chapter team in Victoria were honoured at the annual VIATEC Awards. The team took home the award for Member of the Year. Dan Gunn, chief executive at VIATEC had this to say about the team: “Ladies Learning Code have really made a difference in our community in a short time. Their efforts to teach valuable coding skills to women of all ages is playing a significant role in encouraging more [women] to enter the tech sector and to use those skills as entrepreneurs."

Congratulations!

Our Chapter
Leads

Christina Jones
@CJloves2learn
Victoria Youth Chapter Lead

Christina Seargeant
@csnaps
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Erin Athene
@erinathene
Victoria Chapter Co-Lead

Julianne Johnson
@juliannePJ
Community Manager

lauren hudson

Lauren Hudson
Victoria Teachers Learning Code

Monpreet Gill

Monpreet (Mon) Gill
Victoria Ops Lead

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Meet some of our Victoria

Instructors
& Mentors

Aurora Walker
@billy_the_punk

“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.”

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.”

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!”

Maria Isabel

“I got involved with Ladies Learning Code because I was looking into starting something similar before I stumbled across LLC. I love what the organization stands for and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others in hopes of getting them interested in the tech industry. ”

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!”

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.”

Bob Warwick

“I love the enthusiasm and collaborative spirit that the LLC students bring. My favourite moment was one of the students struck our on her own to try something off the curriculum, played with it for a while, and eventually announced her victory. The other students crowded around her laptop to see a demo and she taught everyone what she had figured out.”

Erik Beerepoot
Senior Software Development Engineer

“Being present at a watershed moment in the relationship between a person and technology is a privilege I get to enjoy only too seldom. Ladies Learning Code has given me the opportunity to help facilitate those moments in a diverse group of women and girls. From seeing the smile on the face of a girl who just managed to blink her first LED, to seeing the satisfaction of a person for whom programming just “clicked,” LLC is filled with these moments. It helps that everyone who comes to these workshops - volunteers or participants - are awesome.”

Janni Aragon
@janniaragon

“"I am dedicated to helping girls and young women in tech. In fact, I used to have business cards that read, "I believe in women." I believe in supporting and mentoring girls and women and that Ladies Learning Code is an important organization to support."”

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