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Canada Learning Code HQ

129 Spadina Avenue

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Toronto, ON M5V2L3

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Why learn about Programming?

Computers don't really understand English... So how do we communicate with them? Through programming, of course!

Ruby is an open-source coding language that allows us to speak to our computers through step-by-step instructions, and then be able to see (or hear!) the computer's response. Ruby can be used to communicate anything from a simple mathematical equation, to an interactive game. We will use repl.it, a free, cloud coding environment, to make our programs come to life.

Girls Learning Code is excited to host this creative workshop for beginners, which will cover essential terms in the Ruby language such as: integers, strings, and variables - all while focusing on how an everyday computer operates and understands input. Learning Ruby will allow the child in your life to create games and solve puzzles in a fun and engaging way, all while generating endless opportunities to use a computer as a creative outlet!

Each Programming with Ruby workshop has the same flow, but different activities. Come and create new programs every time!

What will I have learned by the end of this workshop?

  • Create algorithms in Ruby
  • Use variables to store information
  • Use if statements to control what happens in my program
  • Use loops to make things happen more than once
  • Use Ruby to KEEP CODING!



Who is this for?

This workshop is for girls ages 9-12 + Guardian. Our workshops are designed to give learning experiences that are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, girls end the workshop having built something. This workshop experience is designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.


Prerequisites:

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.


What's Included:


4:1 student-to-mentor ratio with an awesome lead instructor. Great venue with a fun, social and inclusive learning environment.




Requirements:


You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permission. Please remember to bring your own powercord. A mouse can come in handy too! You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions. Learners must bring their own nut-free snacks, plus a waterbottle!



Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.




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