As coding schools and hubs across Canada kick off Code.org’s Computer Science Education Week with free public coding classes and youth outreach, BrainStation locations in Toronto and Vancouver are also following suit.
This week, BrainStation is hosting Toronto Learns to Code and Vancouver Learns to Code. The public week-long classes will teach beginners basic web development, including HTML5 and CSS3, through a hands-on project. The school has the capacity to host 2,500 people in both cities.
At the same time, BrainStation is also hosting a Speaker Series during lunch time hours featuring industry leaders to talk about the impact of digital initiatives in various industries.
“The real value of learning code isn’t in the mastery of the tools; it’s in the internalization of the methods, the analysis, and the critical thought process that are the foundational skills of all great programmers,” said Daniel Eidan, product architect at BrainStation. “Programming provides methodology to approach whatever challenges one will face in the future, and coders have an unrestricted perspective that keeps them curious.”