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Toronto: Kids Learning Code Programming with Ruby for kids 9-12 on September 17th

Ladies Learning Code

Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Register a Girl
This is a pay-what-you-can ticket to register a 9-12 year old female identified youth. Suggested donation is $30.
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This is a pay-what-you-can ticket to register a 9-12 year old male identified youth. Suggested donation is $30.
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This ticket is for anyone interested in volunteering as a mentor at this workshop. If this is your first time mentoring, please fill out the additional questions on the ticket order form and we’ll be in touch with some simple next steps
17 Sep 2017 Free  
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Event Details

This is a beginner level workshop

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.

Kids 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 kid 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!

Is this workshop right for you?
This is a beginner workshop for Kids ages 9-12 who are new to Ruby

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!

What is Kids Learning Code? 
Founded by the same women who introduced Ladies Learning Code and Girls Learning Code in 2012, Kids Learning Code is less about “code” and more about changing the world – through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, technology, while leveraging team diversity. 

What Makes Kids Learning Code Different? 
Kids Learning Code has been designed specifically with gender diversity in mind. Like Girls Learning Code, these workshops are beginner-friendly, hands-on and fun. Our 4:1 ratio of kids to mentors will be maintained with balanced numbers of male and female mentors. We believe that if we want to encourage more girls to enter the field of technology, we need to help boys and girls learn to work in technical environments together effectively. Thus, 50% of tickets will be reserved for boys and 50% for girls. 

When developing plans and curriculum for our workshops, we keep in mind a recurrent theme in research on gender and technology: girls approach the computer as a “tool” useful primarily for what it can do; boys more often view the computer as a “toy” or an extension of the self. Thus, technology is used as the means, not the end. same opportunity as her sister.”

“This was a great iniative that is needed to encourage females to become leaders in computer technology field. It was inspiring for my daughter to visit Google, to see a modern office space, to see a bilingual women in a leading position at Google. This camp provided a perspective to girls that they not only can play and use technology, they can design, create and become leaders in technology.”

“My daughter had a blast, the other campers were a great bunch of girls, they learned, grew and had fun. The venue was well chosen, the balance of activities was good. The extra little touches of caring were noticable and appreciated. The camp was down to earth and unpretentious but the counsellors took their jobs seriously. A+. I will recommend to other parents.”

Refund Policy 
For full details on our refund policies, please visit http://ladieslearningcode.com/refund-policy

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483 Queen St W
3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 2A9
Canada

Sunday, 17 September 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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We're a Canada-wide community driven not-for-profit working to empower women and youth to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way.

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