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National Girls Learning Code Day Takes Place on May 13, 2017

Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017

Toronto, April 20, 2017 - Ladies Learning Code -- a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education -- is proud to announce the fourth-annual National Girls Learning Code Day . On May 13, 650+ girls ages 8-13 and their parent or guardian will attend simultaneous in-person workshops in over 29 communities across the country. This year St. Johnfs is participating with an in-person workshop held at the Genesis Centre. The event will run from 1PM to 4PM NDT. This yearfs event is presented with the support of Scotiabank.

On that day, hundreds of Canadian 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
- Experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder of technology
- Build & develop a fun, interactive game to share with their friends and family
- Build confidence and develop a willingness to try new things

What will participants learn?
Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, girls will create interactive stories through animation. This experience offers girls the opportunity to
express their creativity in a super fun environment, and learn about the different elements of a story, as well as character interaction and basic design principles.

Photo opportunity: 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.

This event takes place on International Scratch Day & during the Government of Canada's Science Odyssey Week.

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On May 13th, 2017 communities from around the world will jointly celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Scratch program (created by MIT) by holding local workshops and educational events for youth. Ladies Learning Code is excited to be using the Scratch platform during our National Girls Learning Code Day on this important global occasion.

National Girls Learning Code Day will also be among the registered events for this year's Government of Canada-sponsored Science Odyssey Week , which runs from May 12th to May 21st. Science Odyssey is a "national campaign of discovery and innovation [which] celebrates Canadian achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by bringing together hundreds of events and science outreach leaders to deliver fun, engaging and inspiring activities to Canadians of all ages."
Find a workshop in a city near you by visiting our website at

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 they have 29 chapters (and counting) across Canada, a thriving girls' program called Girls Learning Code and co-ed kids program called Kids Learning Code With sponsors and community partners that include TELUS, Microsoft, Facebook, Scotiabank, Google and many more, Ladies Learning Code has become synonymous with technology education in Canada.

Dana Parsons (Chapter Lead, LLC NL)
Twitter: @learningcode