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Regina, Here We Come (Again!)

We’re thrilled to announce that Ladies Learning Code is headed back to Regina on July 15th to relaunch this promising Chapter!

In August of 2011, we hosted our first ever workshop in Toronto and today we are adding Regina back to the list of the growing list of 30+ Chapters that include Vancouver, Ottawa, Halifax, London, Edmonton, Montreal and Saskatoon. We are thrilled to be able to provide the same beginner-friendly tech workshops that are so beloved by other communities to the folks of the Regina region!

We held our first workshop in Regina back in March of 2014, but this time, we’re re-launching the Regina Chapter with our beginner-friendly HTML & CSS For Beginners: Learn how to build a one page website from scratch workshop on July 15th and it won’t stop there! We’ll be continuing to offer workshops for Ladies and Girls regularly in the Regina region!

The workshop will take place at Innovation Place!  Innovation Place is a university related technology park, with facilities in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert. The campuses provide a unique physical, technical, social and business environment that supports the needs of the technology sector and encourages innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

So what does this mean for the Regina community? First and foremost, it means that you are now going to have access to the same fun, collaborative, and beginner-friendly coding workshops that are beloved by tens of thousands of your fellow Canadians! At Ladies Learning Code, we believe in digital literacy for all Canadians, including those who live in smaller communities. And we are so grateful to Chapter Lead Jill Ferron for inviting us out to Regina and her incredible leadership in getting programming off the ground in the region.

Jill owns and operates FERNxDesign and works as a freelance web designer and developer out of Regina, Saskatchewan. From a background in engineering, computer science, design and sustainable development, Jill created FERNxDesign to cater to her strengths and areas of interest: artists and businesses with a sustainable stance. Her aim is to bring down the barriers to professional online media and help the development of culture and community projects, so developing digital literacy is very important to her!

We’re also very lucky to have a fellow Saskatchewanian, Sarah Etter, joining us as our HTML & CSS instructor for the re-launch workshop on July 15th! Sarah is a Web Developer based out of Saskatoon who works for a super cool company called Territorial and we’re very lucky to have her support in re-launching the Regina Chapter!

Interested in getting involved? We’re always on the lookout for volunteers who want to lend a hand! Please reach out to Jill (contact info below) for more details.

As for what’s next, a series of workshops for adults will be offered in various communities and locations throughout 2017. We also intend to bring Girls Learning Code to Regina providing workshops for young girls.

A big thanks to Jill for her passionate efforts to make Ladies Learning Code programming available in her community!

Regina Chapter Contact National Ladies Learning Code Contact

Jill Ferron
Regina Chapter Lead

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