For the second year in a row, Ladies Learning Code is celebrating National Girls Learning Code Day, an initiative where more than 650 girls between eight to 13 will attend in-person workshops in 28 cities across the country.
In partnership with Google Canada, parents and their children will collaborate together to build a simple website from scratch using HTML and CSS during the workshop. In addition to the workshops, hundreds of girls will also have the ability to participate remotely via an online workshop.
“Coding and computer skills will open new interests and careers for Canadian girls,” said Colin McKay, head of public policy and government relations at Google Canada. “Providing girls with the skills they need to build and create on the web is an important step in making sure Canada is a digital leader.”
According to the organization, the event is meant to foster the confidence to build new things and a passion for technology in young girls.
“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’s co-executive Director.