Do you want to learn how to code?

October 22, 2023
tl;dr: this article provides links and references to online learning platforms that teach people of all ages how to code from scratch.
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Have you always had an interest in learning how to code? Do you want to know what that HTML or CSS means when you look at the code of your website? Perhaps you just want to learn CSS so you can customize your WordPress blog better? Learning code can be quite intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be!

Here is a selection of options to take when you’ve decided to learn how to code:

Learn how to code online

Do you enjoy learning on your own in the comfort of your own home? There are numerous websites and applications that you can sign-up for that will teach you a variety of coding topics through videos, lessons, and exercises. Check out some of the options below:

A special shout-out and thank you to the bright students at Lyndhurst STEM Club for Girls who found this post (originally written in 2015) and contacted me to revise it! The students were asked to look for new fun and educational STEM related games and activities that could be shared with the class, and I’ve included a great link they found for fun emoji coding and tech games!

Canada Learning Code

If you are located in Edmonton and want to learn in a social and collaborative environment, you may be interested in the local chapter of Canada Learning Code. Some of the topics covered include HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, Python, and Photoshop. For more information, including an upcoming schedule, check out the links below:


Did you know? There are over 24 chapters of Canada Learning Code across the country, so if you aren’t in Edmonton – there may be one in your city. Check out for the closest chapter.

Do you have a local ‘learn-to-code’ organization in Edmonton or online?

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