Ladies Learning Code is at Parliament Hill to mark Science Odyssey Week and launch their latest initiative, the code:mobile.
The code:mobile is Canada’s first-ever traveling computer lab on wheels, which will drive across Canada this summer to inspire and empower Canadian youth to not only use technology but to create with technology and become our future innovators.
“Today’s event highlights the growing importance of digital literacy for Canadians. Organizations like Ladies Learning Code are helping to teach Canadians, in particular young women, the necessary skills to succeed and become passionate builders of technology,” said the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
In partnership with Microsoft Canada through its YouthSpark initiative, the code:mobile will bring hands-on, interactive technology education to an estimated 10,000 kids from May to September 2016, travelling approximately 35,000km coast to coast, visiting over 22 Chapter cities.
“The code:mobile is our big bold move to inspire the next generation of technologists,” said Laura Plant, Ladies Learning Code’s Co-Executive Director. “Since its inception in 2011, Ladies Learning Code has held over 600 workshops and events and reached over 24,000 learners across the country and we keep wanting to push that impact.”
To learn more about the code:mobile or request a visit, check out www.codemobile.rocks. Help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter using #codemobile.