National Learn to Code Day Takes Place on September 23rd, 2017

Handout from Code Heroes
National Learn to Code Day Takes Place on September 23rd, 2017
Prof. Majid Moghadam and Kelly Bergeron the Ladies Learning Code Chapter Lead and Director of Digital Programming at the Social Development Council for the Code Heroes program.

CORNWALL, Ontario – Ladies Learning Code — a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education — is proud to announce the fifth year of the Canada-wide initiative designed to promote technology education: National Ladies Learn to Code Day. On September 23rd, 1,500+ adult learners will attend simultaneous in-person workshops in 29 cities across the country.

The Cornwall National Ladies Learn to Code Day will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 44 Pitt St. The Course will be taught by Professor Majid Moghadam the Coordinator of the Game Development program at St. Lawrence College. You can register for the course through eventbrite.

Additionally the City will be lighting up the City Hall water fountain in purple to commemorate National Learn to Code Day!

While many of us may think AI and machine learning mean more robots and self-driving cars, at a fundamental level, they are about data – and ways to make meaning of data. 

This year, in partnership with Accenture, Ladies Learning Code has set out to teach learners 21st century digital skills and more specifically how to make meaning of data. In hands-on, beginner friendly Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning workshops. Happening on September 23rd across Canada, participants will learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all around us – from Siri on your iPhone to Google Map suggestions, to recommendations for purchases during your Amazon check-out.

“National Learn to Code Day promotes digital literacy while helping Canadian women skill-up on important 21st century skills.” Since its inception in 2011, Ladies Learning Code has held over 2,000 workshops and events and reached over 70,000 learners across the country. “In an effort to increase digital literacy across Canada, there’s a way for every Canadian to get involved in National Learn to Code Day. Help us make history! Join us in this national movement to empower and equip women with important technical skills to navigate our increasingly digital world.” said Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code’s CEO. 

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