Posted by Laura Plant
@lauralynplant

As Co-Executive Director of Ladies Learning Code, Laura is on a mission to inspire women and girls to leverage tech as a creative tool to change the world.

Intro to JavaScript Toronto Mentors!

Are you learning JavaScript in Toronto on March 16th? You will be spending the day with these awesome people.

Lead Instructor: Christina Truong (@christinatruong | http://christinatruong.com)
Developer at Teehan+Lax

What are you passionate about? “Aside from the web, shoes and food!”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I wanted to help encourage more women to become developers.”

Anne Thomas (@AlfalfaAnne | http://annethomasdesign.com)
Front-End Web Developer at Grip Limited

What are you passionate about? “UX Design / WordPress / Horses.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Love the idea / Love to help / Love to meet awesome people.”

Calvin Tennant (@calvintennant | http://calvintennant.com)
Web Developer & Designer at Myplanet Digital

What are you passionate about? “Building products that enable people to work/learn more efficiently.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “To teach, present, help others.”

Brenna O’Brien (@brennaob | http://brennaobrien.com)
Front-End Web Developer at Filament Creative Inc.

What are you passionate about? “The web and the community surrounding it, and music. . . lots of music.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I’d love to see girls and women involved in development be the norm, not the exception.”

Ryan Christiani (@Rchristiani | http://www.ryanchristiani.com)
Front-end Developer at Trioro

What are you passionate about? “I am passionate about the web and new technology, I think it is an amazing time to be on the web right now, so much is constantly changing! I am extremely passionate about learning, since graduating college and deciding to learn and pursue a career path only vaguely related to my degree, I really appreciate people constantly striving to learn more! You are never done learning and expanding your knowledge!”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I graduated with a degree in illustration a while ago, and right out decided I wanted to work on the web. I want to get involved with Ladies Learning Code because I only wish when I was starting out there was something like this around. A large community coming together to teach and learn sounds pretty awesome. And I want to be a part of it in some way.”

Josh Matthews (@lastontheboat | http://www.joshmatthews.net/)
I write code to fix Firefox when it breaks

What are you passionate about? “Collaboration, sharing knowledge, and playing music.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I love sharing what I know with other people, and I know how to write code.”

Marius Butuc (@mariusbutuc | http://unfoldingcode.com)
Cloud Computing and Advanced Technologies Developer at IBM Canada Lab

What are you passionate about? “Rails, big data, cloud computing”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Ibrahim from Ven.io:)”

Thiveya Muthu (@Thiveya_Seneca | http://thiveya.com)
Paisley Products of Canada Inc. – Web designer and developer

What are you passionate about? “Graphic Design, web standard and technology”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Exposure and involve”

Rene Vega
Senior Web Developer – Team Lead at Torstar Digital

What are you passionate about? “Supporting high profile businesses using web technologies to improve their brand presence and revenue.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “It’s key for new people that want to be successful in the Web Development field to get hands on experience with real life working situations as soon as possible. Now that I have such experience I want to give back the favor to enthusiasts eager to learn.”

Tyler Savery (@tylersavery | http://theyoungastronauts.com)
The Young Astronauts – Frontend and Backend Development, Training new employees, Client acquisition and Business Owner

What are you passionate about? “I love challenging myself with learning new things in the coding world and I love teaching people new things. I’m very strong in the web dev world but I have a strong passion for game development and app development too. Outside the programming world I like playing music, board games, and brainstorming/planning cool ideas.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I’ve been following your progress for a long time and have had many friends mentor at your workshops. Hopefully I can get involved :)”

Adrian Maurer (@adgezaza)
CBC – Mobile Software Developer – Lead on developing mobile software framework to build and launch new mobile products on.

What are you passionate about? “technology, cycling, photography, and history.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “develop further as a teacher not just a developer.”

John Wood (http://www.jwood.ca)
Sapient – Front end web development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What are you passionate about? “Travel, running, motorcycles, LOL cats.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Networking, teaching experience.”

Christina Almeida
Web Developer at Flight Centre Inc.

What are you passionate about? “Reading, Watching great movies and coding ;)”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “I thought this would be a great way to help movtivate and mentor woman so that there will be more of us in this industry.”

R.T. Lechow (@rtlechow | http://rtlechow.com)
Artisanal Software Craftsperson at Learnhub – “I grow code!”

What are you passionate about? “Philosophy, feminism, bicycles, Free and Open-Source Software.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Software education is broken, let’s fix it! Plus, MINASWAN: Matz is nice, and so we are nice.”

Alfred Ayache (@notrswebmaster | http://www.notoriouswebmaster.com/)
Independent Web Application Architect/Developer

What are you passionate about? “Technology serving society.”

Why did you get involved with Ladies Learning Code? “Helping people learn technology.”

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