National Girls Learning Code Day is This Saturday

Ladies Learning Code has announced the third-annual National Girls Learning Code Day.

On November 12, 400 girls ages 8 through 13 and their parent or guardian will attend simultaneous in-person workshops in 25 communities across the country.

On that day, hundreds of Canadians girls and their parents will come together to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: game-making.

Together with their parents, girls will discover a passion for learning about technology and experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder of technology, according to Ladies Learning Code, a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education

Participants will use Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills. Girls will also have the opportunity to upload their game for anyone on the web to download and play. And at the end of the workshop, each girl will also get a chance to practice their presentation skills and showcase their creation for everyone attending the workshop.