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Press Release: Ladies Learning Code Launch of Barrie Chapter with an Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop

Ladies Learning Code - Barrie Chapter Press Release

Press Release:

Ladies Learning Code Launch of Barrie Chapter with Intro to HTML & CSS Workshop
October 16, 2013
Barrie, Ontario

Event Details

Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10 am to 5 pm
Georgian College, Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness – Room M118
1 Georgian Drive, Barrie ON  L4M 3X9 ‎
Registration: $50 + HST and Registration Fee
http://llcintrohtmlcssbarrielaunchoct26.eventbrite.ca/

Barrie, ON – Ladies Learning Code (LLC), the Toronto-based not-for-profit organization is focused on providing hands-on project based learning, from industry leading professionals, with a small ratio of students to instructors in a social and collaborative learning environment will host the first of a series of workshops in Barrie, on October 26, 2013. LLC launched in Toronto in 2011 and after great success are expanding to Barrie and beyond. These workshops are oriented to women, but are open to anyone who wants to learn.

Beginners will learn an Intro to HTML and CSS from experienced volunteer developers who will serve as educators and mentors at the workshop with Tessa Thornton as the lead instructor. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity for those interested in building websites, creating marketing emails, and blogging. The Intro to HTML & CSS workshop is designed for absolute beginners and will teach basic techniques and concepts that translate well to other programming languages. Students do not need any previous programming experience or knowledge and only need to bring a laptop with WiFi access (and a power cord). Lunch for the workshop is provided.

The workshop will be hosted at Georgian College in the Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness by the Barrie Chapter Lead, Christine Whone of Actually (www.actuallywecreate.com). Ladies Learning Code workshops aims for a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio and members of the Barrie tech community will be volunteering to mentor 40 students in a casual and collaborative learning environment.

About Ladies Learning Code

Ladies Learning Code is a Toronto-based not-for-profit organization that runs workshops for women (and men) who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Today they have chapters across Canada, a thriving girls’ program called Girls Learning Code, a newly-minted kids program called Kids Learning Code, and a permanent workshop space in Toronto. With sponsors and community partners that include Microsoft, Autodesk, Mozilla and many more, Ladies Learning Code has become synonymous with technology education in Canada. For more information please visit www.ladieslearningcode.com.

Founding Contact

Heather Payne (Founder, Ladies Learning Code)
Email: heather @ ladieslearningcode.com
Phone: 416-885-9444
Website: ladieslearningcode.com
Twitter: @llcodedotcom
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ladieslearningcode

Barrie Chapter Contact

For more information about the Barrie Chapter please contact:
Christine Whone (Co-founder and Communication Designer, Actually and Barrie Chapter Lead, Ladies Learning Code)
Phone: 705-716-8275
Email: christine @ actuallywecreate.com
Website: www.actuallywecreate.com

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