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National Ladies Learning Code Day Teaches Participants to Make Data-Driven Decisions

November 19, 2020 By Evelyn

We celebrated our eighth annual National Ladies Learning Code Day on September 26, 2020! On this day, over 400 adults came together (virtually!) to participate in our brand new workshop, Managing Data with SQL. We hosted 16 workshops over the course of twelve hours…  it was an incredible day filled with new learnings, great questions and magic moments!

“I never thought a 3 hour workshop could make me comfortable with a Database Management Software like SQL when I was starting from scratch. CLC has put a lot of thought into designing and delivering these workshops to make it a positive learning experience for all categories of participants.” – Saru, learner.

Ladies chatting and laughing

“I had always been wondering about SQL, but had a hard time finding an entry point that didn’t feel overwhelming. This workshop gave me an introduction, a chance to practise with others and some tools to continue exploring. And I will definitely continue learning after this.” – Michele, learner

“The Managing Data with SQL workshop was really amazing! I had no prior knowledge of SQL and the workshop taught me the basics that I can now practice and apply to real life situations.” – Diana, learner

We couldn’t have done this without our incredible volunteers!

We saw almost 100 volunteers who donated a grand total of 500+ hours to help our learners develop the necessary skills to make data-driven decisions! Our high mentor-to-learner-ratio is what makes our workshops so special. Whether you were experiencing an “A-HA!” moment or a “What in the world?” moment, our mentors and instructors were there to celebrate and help out! 

“Managing Data With SQL” was a fun workshop and the mentors were very supportive and gave great feedback to help me grasp the different notions. Being new to coding I find this workshop suited my level of knowledge and the inclusive environment helped me feel comfortable in asking questions.  Would recommend LLC to anybody I know who wants to start learning about coding.” – Josiane, learner

Lady laughing to the camera

“This workshop was very informative and interesting, as it was my first time doing any sort of coding workshop I was a little apprehensive, but the leaders were very friendly and the information was quite straightforward! Definitely enjoyed it!” – learner

And of course, a huge shout out to our partner, Google Canada, for making this event possible!

Our amazing friends at Google have always believed in the power of computer science education. From Sabrina, VP & Country Manager of Google Canada, sharing a warm welcome message with encouraging words to mentoring our learners on National Ladies Learning Code Day, our friends at Google helped us bring this special, virtual initiative to life!

Here’s to more data-driven decisions being made every single day. Here’s to all of our incredible volunteers and partners. Here’s to you, our enthusiastic learners who created so many magic moments. 

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