On November 12, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its third annual National Girls Learning Code Day. Across Canada, over 400 girls between eight to 13 will attend simultaneous in-person workshops to learn how to make a game.
Participating cities include Charlottetown, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Waterloo. The girls will use Scratch, a beginner-level programming environment that LLC said encourages math and computational skills, and have the opportunity to upload their game on the web for anyone to play.
“Girls Learning Code Day promotes digital literacy while helping Canadian girls learn that technology can be a creative tool to change the world,” said Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code co-founder and CEO, said during last year’s National Girls Learning Code Day.