National Girls Learning Code Day

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Saturday, November 7 is National Girls Learning Code Day.

What is Girls Learning Code?

Girls Learning Code is a not for profit organization which aims to teach girls amazing tech skills. They offer numerous programs that help girls see technology in a new light, encouraging them to change the world through code.

Their beginnings started in July 2011 when founder Heather Payne wanted a better way to learn code instead of struggling solely on her own. With a single tweet she soon realized she was not alone. Ladies Learning Code was the first program she started, followed by Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code. Girls Learning Code now runs in 22+ cities in Canada with over 24,000 learners attending their workshops yearly.

What’s happens on November 7?

On November 7, girls ages 6-17 across Canada and online will attend ‘pay-what-you-can’ workshops designed to bring self-esteem and excitement about technology.

Girls Learning Code

Why is this important?

Girls Learning Code believes that diversity within the tech industry is a collective responsibility. By helping girls explore their interest in technology at a young age and in a safe environment we are truly shaping the future of technology at its core.

Interested in attending?

If you know a girl who would be interested in attending one of the workshops across Canada check out Girls Learning Code’s website to register.

How to help Girls Learning Code:

Do you know how to code? You can register to volunteer at an event in your city. If you can’t make November 7, you can volunteer at other events around Canada.

story written by Jacqui Janzen