I first came across Ladies Learning Code on Twitter when they posted an update about their first workshop back in July. This Friday, they were featured in a Toronto Star article highlighting how #ladieslearningcode seeks to close the tech gender gap, providing computer programming for beginners. A project that started with a tweet just a few short months ago (July 16th to be exact), is picking up speed. 

The successful turnout of their sold-out events, HTML & CSS for Beginners and Intro to Ruby, is proving that there is clearly a market for women that want to learn tech in a comfortable, and collaborative environment where they can meet other tech-savvy women in Toronto. With a 4:1 Student-to-Instructor ratio, it seems there’s also an eager market of developers that want to provide this service.

The logo for #ladieslearningcodeThe Facts on Ladies Learning Code:

Who:

Heather PayneMelissa CrnicBreanna Hughes, and Laura Plant make up the organizing committee of Ladies Learning Code. They have a community partnership with The Centre for Social Innovation.

What:

“We’re a collective of women working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning basic, beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.”

Where:

The community partnership with The Centre for Social Innovation provides the venue for events and aides with event promotion in the community.

Why:

The goal is to build opportunities for women in ICT and encourage young women to enter the field.

When:

The next workshop will be:

Intro to WordPress

November 26th

 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

at The Centre for Social Innovation (Bloor & Bathurst)

Tickets for this workshop go on sale on November 9th at 7PM.

 

If you aren’t already familiar with the ladies behind Ladies Learning Code, they are definitely a group you’ll want to keep your eye on. For more information, check out their website or follow them on twitter.

 

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