As a part of this course, we were encouraged to participate in a professional development event. This past Thursday, I was fortunate enough to attend an event hosted at Shopify to launch #CanadaLearningCode, a campaign that will seek to teach 10 million Canadians how to code over the next ten years.
Event Name: Canada Learning Code Launch Event (as this was an invitation only event without a link for tickets, I have opted to include links to both the newly launched Canada Learning Code website as well as a Globe and Mail article from Sean Silcoff which highlights support for the organization.
Why this event? Canada Learning Code is the next step for successful non-profit Ladies Learning Code, which I work with at Summa Strategies. Their co-founder, Melissa Sarriffodeen, encouraged us to participate in this event and bring fellow women who would be interested in the work of Ladies Learning Code, along with this new initiative for the rest of Canada. I attended the event with my colleague Lindsay who captured the photo below and posted to Twitter: