Beginner-friendly web development workshops are coming to Edmonton in July 2013!
Click here for information on our upcoming HTML/CSS workshop on July 6th, 2013
With so many great announcements in Edmonton as of late, I couldn’t help but want to join in the fun! I’ve been working on this, behind-the-scenes, for a while now so I’m very excited to finally announce that I am the new Chapter Lead in Edmonton for Ladies Learning Code and BE3Designs is community sponsor!
Ladies Learning Code is a not-for-profit organization, based out of Toronto and founded in August 2011, running workshops for women (and men) who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way.
By August of 2012, after running a year of workshops, Ladies Learning Code has had over 1700 Students, 436 Mentors, and 21 Lead Instructors across Canada. Today, over 4000 people across Canada have participated in a Ladies Learning Code workshop in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax and London. This year, Edmonton joins the list as LLC comes to YEG!
The LLC mission is to inspire and empower more women and girls to become passionate creators of technology and the web.
The great thing about a Ladies Learning Code workshop is that we aim to maintain one mentor for every four students. While Lead Instructors will effectively teach the class, mentors will be with their group of students to provide expert, practical and working knowledge of the subject matter. Mentors gauge their learner’s pace and provide feedback accordingly.
We want our students to go home with something to show for all their dedicated effort, which is why we also aim in every workshop to provide attendees with a project they’ve created on their own laptops throughout the day with their new knowledge.
Our First Workshop
What: Intro to HTML/CSS
When: Saturday, July 6th, 2013, from 10am-5pm (with an after-party at 6pm in Mercer Tavern)
Where: Startup Edmonton HQ at the Mercer Warehouse
Who: Lead Instructor is Pearl Chen from Toronto, Ontario, with Mentors who are professional developers from local companies such as Versett, Top Draw, Code Word Media Design. And a huge kudos to Startup Edmonton for stepping up and donating their space for our venue
Why: If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging! The web without HTML and CSS would be would be a world without colourful, pretty websites, not to mention the web applications we all use daily. It’s easy to learn, and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser!
How: Purchase Tickets
Mentors & Lead Instructors Wanted
As Chapter Lead, I’m looking for local industry professionals (typically fellow web developers and programmers) who are interested in volunteering their time as Mentors or as a Lead Instructors for our workshops. Do you know something about computer programming? Would you be comfortable assisting beginners in a workshop setting? Would you be interested in leading a workshop? Or do you know people who might? If so, this email list is for you. You may also read more about being a mentor here.
In the Media
Ladies Learning Code has already been featured in leading publications such as The Huffington Post, Wired, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, and CityTV just to name a few. Read More About Ladies Learning Code in the Media:
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a Mentor, Lead Instructor, or Sponsor/Donation, please contact Bree Emmerson, (Chapter Lead) on Twitter @be3designs or by email info[at]be3designs[dot]ca