What is Teens Learning Code?
Part of the Ladies Learning Code family, Teens Learning Code offers highschool girls ages 13 to 17 years old with the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way. We're all about showing people that learning to code can be fun!
For this workshop, we say good bye to the web browser and hello to our computer, literally. Ruby is one of the many languages your computer understands and that you can use to speak to it, but is known for being more elegant and natural compared to other programming languages. Ruby doesn’t use semi-colons, preventing those annoying errors that seem to happen for no reason, and often requires fewer lines of code to accomplish the same things as other languages.
In this workshop, you will learn about programming fundamentals as well as how to analyze data from Canada's new Open Government portal! Join us to learn how to speak to your computer and tell it to do things for you.
The Ladies Learning Code Ruby for Absolute Beginners workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. During the session, you will learn:
basic programming techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages
fundamental information about Ruby as a programming language
how to speak to your computer in Ruby and return various values
how to process, manipulate and analyse data
what resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will)
Is this workshop for you?
This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding or computer programming, you’ve come to the right place! Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. (But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you know how to do that.)
This is a Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) workshop!