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National Girls Learning Code Day: Tackling Cyberbullying with Machine Learning

9-12 + Guardian

Live Online Workshop
Live Online Workshop
  • 20/06/2020 - 20/06/2020
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    3hrs of learning
  • Online Pacific Daylight Time

Cyberbullying is a complicated problem that requires an innovative solution!

In this workshop, learners will work with data (images, hashtags, doodles- you name it!) to practice identifying patterns. We’ll cover what artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are, and how ML algorithms work, then practice training an algorithm using a method called supervised machine learning.

Together, we’ll tackle one element of cyberbullying by building a classifier that identifies harmful words or phrases from helpful ones. Learners will leave equipped with strategies to be more mindful of what they post online, and with resources for taking action in response to cyberbullying in their own circles.


None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

About Our Girls Learning Code Program


Our Girls Learning Code program offers female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth ages 3-12 hands-on experiences designed to inspire them to see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world. Girls Learning Code gives the next generation of female-identified creators the tools they need to unlock all the possibilities of our digital world!

Our workshops, camps and meetups provide female-identified and non-binary youth with positive and welcoming learning environments through which they can come to know themselves as powerful and capable builders of technology! Learners can choose from workshops and camps covering everything from webmaking to game development to generative art making. As they learn, they will be supported by local volunteer mentors and instructors who are trained to create supportive and comfortable learning experiences.

What's Included

  • Learners must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the full duration of the workshop!
National Girls Learning Code Day: Tackling Cyberbullying with Machine Learning

Your Instructor

McKenzie McFarlane
Code Mobile Education Lead - Kelowna
McKenzie has been a member of the Code Mobile since 2018, after moving from Ontario to Kelowna. She enjoys long hikes, cross-stitching, and watching Parks and Recreation.

What Do I Need To Bring?

You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions

Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can be handy too

You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up, we will email detailed instructions.

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