National Ladies Learn to Code Day coming to Cornwall Sept. 23

Photo courtesy of Jon Lim

CORNWALL — Ladies Learning Code — a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education — is proud to announce the fifth year of the Canada-wide initiative designed to promote technology education: National Ladies Learn to Code Day. On September 23, 1,500-plus adult learners will attend simultaneous in-person workshops in 29 cities across the country.

While many of us may think Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning mean more robots and self-driving cars, at a fundamental level, they are about data – and ways to make meaning of data.

This year, in partnership with Accenture, Ladies Learning Code has set out to teach learners 21st century digital skills and more specifically how to make meaning of data. In hands-on, beginner friendly Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning workshops. Happening on September 23 across Canada, participants will learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives.

AI and machine learning are all around us – from Siri on your iPhone to Google Map suggestions, to recommendations for purchases during your Amazon check-out.

“National Learn to Code Day promotes digital literacy while helping Canadian women skill-up on important 21st century skills.”

Since its inception in 2011, Ladies Learning Code has held over 2,000 workshops and events and reached over 70,000 learners across the country.

“In an effort to increase digital literacy across Canada, there’s a way for every Canadian to get involved in National Learn to Code Day. Help us make history! Join us in this national movement to empower and equip women with important technical skills to navigate our increasingly digital world.” said Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code’s CEO.

About Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code is a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that runs workshops for women and youth who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way.

Today, Ladies Learning Code operates 30-plus Chapters across Canada. They offer a thriving girls’ program called Girls Learning Code, a coed youth program called Kids Learning Code, and a newly-minted program for educators: Teachers Learning Code.  They believe technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is our mission to ensure that all Canadians — particularly women and youth — have access to learn these critical skills and be active participants in the digital age.

About Accenture

Accenture solves their clients’ toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. They partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, they deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

National Learn to Code Day Takes Place on September 23

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

44 Pitt street, Cornwall, Ontario K6J 3P2

Registration Link

Contact

Kelly Bergeron | Cornwall CHAPTER LEAD | kellyb@ladieslearningcode.com | 613-362-6476

Website: ladieslearningcodeday.com

Twitter: @learningcode  |  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ladieslearningcode

Update: The local edition of National Ladies Learn to Code is billed as a “pay-what-you-can” event — albeit with a “suggested donation” of $30.

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