When: Saturday November 8th 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: YWCA Hamilton – 75 MacNab St S. Hamilton, Ontario
Organizer: Ladies Learning Code – Hamilton Chapter
This is a beginner level workshop for girls 8-13 years old and their parent/guardian/aunt/older sibling.
Bring a special girl in your life to this workshop on National Girls Learning Code Day and learn to create a website together from scratch! Note: this workshop is BYOL so each parent or guardian/youth pair is required to bring one laptop on the day of the workshop as well as their own lunch.
This workshop experience offers girls the opportunity to learn how to use creativity to build an online web presence! The workshop will focus on the use of Mozilla Thimble, an easy-to-use online web making platform that allows for live previewing while coding. Girls will learn HTML and CSS basics by hacking pre-existing text, links, images, and videos on various templates, and then use their skills to create their very own fun business website from scratch (think ice-cream store, pet store, or any other fun real-world workplace!). Fundamental concepts of code, such as divs, classes and ids will enforce organization and prepare the girls to continue creating – at home and at school. Thimble also allows for easy sharing, so their awesome content can be shared with you and anyone with a link!
What is Girls Learning Code?
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code in 2011, Girls Learning Code is less about â€ścodeâ€ť and more about changing the world â€“ through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology.
What Makes Girls Learning Code Different?
Girls Learning Code has been designed specifically with girls in mind, by the team who founded Ladies Learning Code. When developing plans and curriculum for workshops, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a â€śtoolâ€ť useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a â€śtoyâ€ť or an extension of the self. Thus, the theme of workshops are â€śChanging the Worldâ€ť and how technology can be used as the means, not the end.
Check out this video of one of our Girls Learning Code programs:
What parents say about Girls Learning Code:
â€śMy daughter went to the camp without a clear understanding of what a tech camp for girls was but was pleasantly surprised by the experience. She enjoyed every single day at the camp and showed great enthusiasm about the topic she and her group chose to present. I would not hesitate to send her to another tech camp with LLC whenever the opportunity arises.â€ť
â€śMy daughter wasnâ€™t sold on the idea of attending a â€śtechnology campâ€ť for March Break. By the second day she was raving about how much fun she was having AND how much she was learning. What a great combination!â€ť
â€śI learned about Girls Learning Code from the Toronto Star. I looked into it and I thought it was such a great opportunity for my daughter to be exposed in the field of technology. I was really happy that she went to Girls Learning Code because she was introduced to different programming languages, exposed to companies like Google and Mozilla and had to work with different girls sheâ€™s never met before. I wish my older daughter who is now in first year university had the same opportunity as her sister.â€ť
â€śThis was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.â€ť
â€śMy daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.â€ť