Canada Learning Code


The Chronicle Journal

September 13, 2016 - The Chronicle Journal

Learning computer programming

Nor’wester View Public School Grade 7 students Cohen Jaroli, 11, and Kyle Stewart, 12, learn computer programming skills last week through the Ladies Learning Code’s code: mobile program. The initiative is a 35,000-kilometre trek aiming to teach 10,000 kids how to code. Six classes at Nor’wester View took part.

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TB News Watch

September 12, 2016 - TB News Watch

On Friday the code:mobile visited Nor'wester View Public School where students spent the day learning how to code.

It’s not the Batmobile, it’s the code:mobile!

“This unique program encourages students to be passionate builders, not just technology consumers” says Erin Aylward, Principal of Nor’wester View Public School.

“The code:mobile is like a computer lab on wheels. We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for our students.”

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The Stettler Independent

September 7, 2016 - The Stettler Independent

Students dive into coding during special class in Botha

Students at Botha Public School had a chance to dive into the world of computer programming when the Ladies Learning Code program came to the school on Friday, Sept. 2.

Ladies Learning Code started in the Toronto, Ont. area as an organization designed to help encourage women and girls learn coding skills, whether it is in computer programming or web design. With a shortage, traditionally, of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields, the group quickly found traction.

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The Edmonton Examiner

September 7, 2016 - Edmonton Examiner

Code Mobile stops in Edmonton during cross-country mission to bring computer science to kids

Thousands of vehicles roll through Edmonton every day, but few are as colourful as the Code Mobile.

The bright turquoise van with blue lightning bolts and splashes of yellow and purple has been travelling the country all summer to bring computer science education to more than 10,000 kids.

The van stopped in Edmonton this weekend to run back-to-back workshops at three Edmonton Public Library branches.

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The Vancouver Sun

September 3, 2016 - The Vancouver Sun

Computing the value of coding ahead of its introduction to B.C. curriculum

Postmedia News spoke to some teenagers taking a coding session as part of a digital media YMCA summer day camp.

They had gathered at Microsoft’s new downtown Vancouver office in “The Garage,” a big training space, for an event hosted by Ladies Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization that builds digital literacy skills for women and youth.

The kids were huddled over their computers, each putting together a website using HTML and CSS.

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Yukon News

August 3, 2016 - Yukon News

Calling all would-be code warriors

To the uninitiated eye, the code behind a website looks complex, ugly and boring, made up of line after line of random words, numbers, colons, brackets and symbols.

But knowing how to code, from the decades-old HTML language used for websites, to Apple’s Swift, which is used to create apps, is becoming a standard skill.

The code:mobile initiative is one way to bring in more diversity and change perceptions.

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July 27, 2016 - Scratch Foundation Blog

Coding Across Canada

This summer, a brightly-colored turquoise van is making its way across Canada, hoping to attract kids of all kinds. But it’s not handing out ice cream — it’s offering creative coding experiences.

The Code Mobile is an initiative of Ladies Learning Code, a not-for-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada, with the mission of providing hands-on, social, and collaborative opportunities for women and young people to become passionate builders of technology.

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July 21, 2016 - Codango

Introduction: Ladies Learning Code!

I’d like to introduce Ladies Learning Code! I am proud to support this exciting organization. I came across this organization while browsing through articles and posts on LinkedIn. There should be way more organizations like this all over the world. It is a fantastic model, and the mission could not be more noble!

Their web site says it best. They started in July 2011. The small concept of hosting workshops for women who want to learn to code quickly grew into so much more. Today, Ladies Learning Code has Chapters across Canada, thriving youth programs called Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code, and Canada’s first travelling computer lab — the code:mobile.

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CBC News Saskatchewan

July 20, 2016 - CBC News Saskatchewan

YWCA campers learn the power of coding

Girls at the YWCA's Power of Being a Girl summer camp are brushing up on their computer programming skills with help from Ladies Learning Code.

Ladies Learning Code is an organization with a mission to empower women and youth with technological and computer programming skills. They hope to ensure women and youth have access to opportunities to learn these skills.

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Regina Leader-Post

July 20, 2016 - Regina Leader-Post

A computer lab on wheels — Code Mobile

Computer coding can be a boring and tedious task but Code Mobile is currently traveling across Canada trying to show that it isn’t.

“It’s to encourage kids to become creators and innovators of technology,” said Vanessa Doucet-Roche, tour manager with Code Mobile.

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Portage Daily Graphic

July 18, 2016 - Portage Daily Graphic

The Code Mobile stops in Portage

A few lucky individuals from Big Brothers Big Sisters Portage la Prairie were fortunate enough to get a crash course in computer coding, thanks to the ladies from the Code Mobile.

The Code Mobile is the newest initiative from Ladies Learning Code, which is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders, not just consumers, of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way.

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Huddle Today

June 30, 2016 - CBC Metro Morning

Ladies Learning Code talks with CBC Metro Morning in PEI and Newfoundland - LIVE

Huddle Today

June 27, 2016 - Huddle Today

Touring With Code: New Initiative Spreads Tech Education Across Canada

Coding education is on the move as Code Mobile, the newest Ladies Learning Code initiative, brings game and web developing to young people across Canada.

With stops in over 50 cities across Canada between May and September, Code Mobile is aiming to teach 10,000 kids to code. The Code Mobile is stopping at schools, local parks, community centres, summer camps, street festivals and more to reach as many young people as possible.

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Computer Dealer News

June 15 2016 - Computer Dealer News

Code Mobile is bringing programming to 10,000 kids in over 50 cities across Canada

It sounds like the start of a fun children’s movie.

Code Mobile, a van outfitted with tech to be essentially a computer lab on wheels rolled out of Toronto last month and is slowly making its way towards the east coast, then back across the country to the west and up to the north, all the while making stops along communities to teach children the basics of programming.

Yet, it’s not fiction.

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Journal Pioneer

June 14 2016 - Journal Pioneer

Computer lab on wheels rolls onto P.E.I. teaching technology

The computer lab on wheels will be in P.E.I. this week, June 14 and 15. While here, code: mobile will present a networking event and HTML and CSS workshop for young women being hosted at The Startup Zone 31 Queen Street, Charlottetown, on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.

The mobile will also be visiting large and small communities, popping up the computer lab to offer hands-on beginner-friendly programming workshops for kids.

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CGC Blogs

June 7 2016 - CodeGirlCode

A Road Trip Worth Following – The #CodeMobile!

Another reason why Ladies Learning To Code is a wonderful organization to follow – literally! The #CodeMobile is currently driving across Canada this summer helping teach and empower Canadians girls, and boys how to code. Sort of like the Batmobile – here to save the world, but except this one is just a tad bit more rawrsome, technical, empowering, and educational! This amazing journey started in May, and will continue until September 2016!

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Yonge Street Media

May 18 2016 - Yonge Street Media

The Ladies Learning Code are taking code mobile

“I think technology should be as representative as the people using it”, said Melissa Sariffodeen, the co-executive director.

After kicking off in Toronto on May 1, Ladies Learning Code headed to Ottawa to Quebec City, where the group is currently hosting a slew of coding boot camps for kids, families and under-serviced groups.

While on tour, the group is planning to his several underprivileged and indigenous communities.

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ICI Radio Canada

Le lundi 16 mai 2016 - ICI Radio Canada

Martine et le codage informatique

Martine est à l'Académie Saint-Louis de Québec pour suivre la Code Mobile, une camionnette dans laquelle on apprend aux jeunes le codage informatique.

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May 10 2016 -

Ladies Learning Code code:mobile road trip rolling across Canada right now

Today, the digital literacy group announced the summer launch of code:mobile, where the group will drive across Canada to teach 10,000 youth the wonders of technology.

The tour kicked off in Toronto on May 1, and picked up again on May 8 in Ottawa’s Parliament Hill to mark Science Odyssey Week. Duncan went on to say that with this program, Ladies Learning Code also hopes to empower youth to become innovators in the Canadian technology space.

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Mobile Syrup

May 10 2016 -

Ladies Learning Code to take its technology courses on the road across Canada

Ladies Learning Code is taking a road trip.

“Today’s event highlights the growing importance of digital literacy for Canadians. Organizations like Ladies Learning Code are helping to teach Canadians, in particular young women, the necessary skills to succeed and become passionate builders of technology,” said the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science in a statement sent to MobileSyrup.

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Canadian Reviewer

May 10 2016 -

Ladies Learning Code launches the cross-country Tour of the Code:Mobile

Ladies Learning Code will be at Parliament Hill to mark Science Odyssey Week and launch their newest and biggest initiative - the code:mobile.

In partnership with Microsoft Canada through its YouthSpark initiative, the code:mobile will bring hands-on, interactive technology education to an estimated 10,000 kids from May to September 2016, travelling approximately 35,000km coast to coast, visiting over 22 Chapter cities.

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Women's Post

Oct. 30 2015 -

The Code Mobile: teaching girls across Canada to be computer wizards

Technology is the future—and women should be a part of it.

That was the message driven into my brain by Melissa Sariffodeen, 27, the co-executive director of Ladies Learning Code, when we spoke on the phone one Wednesday morning. She had just returned from a 20-hour road trip with the soon-to-be-famous code mobile, a truck whose purpose will eventually be to travel across Canada teaching young kids how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and much more.

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Tech Vibes

SEPT. 28 2015 -

Ladies Learning Code Crowdfunding
'Mobile Coding Lab'

The code:mobile is a travelling computer lab on wheels, which will drive across Canada in the summer of 2016 to inspire and empower Canadian kids to become passionate builders of technology.

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Sept. 28, 2015 - BETAKIT.COM

Ladies Learning Code Crowdfunding For Computer Lab On Wheels

“The code:mobile is our big bold move to inspire the next generation of technologists,” said Laura Plant, Ladies Learning Code’s co-executive director. “Since its inception in 2011, LLC has reached over 24,000 learners across the country and we want to push that impact.”

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Apr. 7, 2015 -

Ladies Learning Code partners with Microsoft to offer free technology workshops for girls across Canada

Ladies Learning Code with the support of Microsoft will run their popular day-long weekend workshop experiences throughout the year in Toronto and their other Chapter cities across Canada that are designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self­expression, and as a means for changing the world.

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The code:mobile is a great tool to communicate and teach the world of coding to young children. The volunteers were great role models for the kids and everyone just had such a great time!

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