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:


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.


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


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


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


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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