Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology.

At our camps and workshops, Toronto’s most creative 6-16 year old girls join us to participate in the city’s only all-girls technology camp and workshops. This program experience is designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

29 events since
March 2012

500+ total
participants

2 cities
(and growing!)

15 Upcoming
events

Upcoming
Events

Toronto

April
9
toJune
25

Kids Learning Code After School Program for 8-13 year olds!

We're offering a brand new after school program for 8-13 year olds!

Register

Toronto

April
27

Introduction to Arduino for Girls aged 9-12 years old

This workshop will give girls a full day of programming and building with Arduino!

Register

Toronto

May
3

Introduction to Python for Teens

This workshop will give teens a crash course in code using this free and open source programming language, revealing how Python is used day to day!

Register

Summer Camps

We’re running eight week-long technology camps for youth in 2014!

Over March Break and the course of July and August, Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code will inspire, encourage and motivate young minds to leverage technology as a creative outlet and feel confident in using computer and media related tools.

Each week of camp will focus on different aspects of technology and how it can relate to our communities, the world and our future! Find out more here.

Workshop Style

Hands-on,
project-based learning
Learn from industry-leading professionals
A small ratio
of girls to mentors
A social and collaborative learning environment

The Team

Laura Plant
@lauralynplant
Youth Program Director

Kathryn Barrett
@kat_barrett
Youth Program Lead

Amanda McCusker
@amandamccusker
Youth Program Coordinator

Michelle Todd
@himichelletodd
Youth Program Content Advisor & Developer

Tessa Thornton
@tessthornton
Youth Program Content Advisor & Developer

Want to Join the Team?
Contact Us

Meet some of our

Instructors
& Mentors

Erin Morris
@erinmorris
Art Director
FreshBooks

“Ladies Learning Code has created a fantastic community focused on continuous, and fun learning. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”

Rebecca Putinski
@h4xnoodle
Agile Engineer
Xtreme Labs

“Helping others learn this valuable skill and ensuring that the environment is a great place to learn for women is a great idea. Both roles of learner and instructor/mentor are empowering and give us the opportunity to learn more about the community. Coding should be a skill everyone has accessibility to and LLC does an amazing job.”

Dessy Daskalov
@dess_e
CTO and Co-Founder
Greengage Mobile

“Being a “builder” has had a tremendous influence on my life. Builders can solve the problems they’re most passionate about, and they’re given the freedom to create, just for the fun of creating. I love what I do every day, and I want to make sure others have the same opportunity. Coding shouldn’t be a scary thing, and anyone that has a desire to get involved should be able to, without any fear. I want to see people new to the topic get really excited about it.”

Tessa Thornton
@tessthornton
Youth Program Content Advisor & Developer
Nascent

“When beginning her humanities degree at the University of Toronto, she never would have imagined that she’d be making a living writing code, but now she works as a freelance designer and developer after spending a year working the U of T Student Services IT department. Tessa tries to share her knowledge as much as she can, and contributes to tutorial blogs when she has the time.”

Sponsors

At Girls Learning Code, we’re really grateful to the companies and organizations who appreciate what we’re doing and go out of their way to support us. They help to make what we do possible. Thank you to our wonderful title sponsor FOSSter, our awesome Silver-level sponsor, Usability Matters, and our community partners!

7 Sponsors &
Community Partners
Become a Sponsor

Title Sponsor

FOSSter logo

FOSSter is a mentored Linux training program, founded by the same company that maintains the Linux Professional Institute's exams and certifications.
fosster.com

Youth Initiatives Partner

Microsoft logo

Girls Learning Code is pleased to partner with Microsoft Canada's YouthSpark initiative to expand our programs to cities across Canada in 2014. With Microsoft's support, we look forward to increasing access to digital literacy education for youth across Canada!
www.microsoft.com/en-ca/citizenship/about/

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Community Partners