Girl Power: National Girls Learning Code Day Comes To Peterborough

The Innovation Cluster - Peterborough and the Kawarthas, will be hosting the Peterborough region of the 4th annual National Girls Learning Code Day at the downtown Cube. The workshop takes place Saturday, May 13th, and is for girls aged 8 to 13 and their parents.

Hosted by the Ladies Learning Code—a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that provides resources for women and children to learn skills in technology in a social and collaborative way and develop digital literacy—it will be giving the opportunity for girls to learn coding in a welcoming environment.

During this event, the girls will work with mentors of the organization and will be introduced to basic coding technology. Using a program called Scratch, children can develop skills in graphic design, HTML, game development, programming, sound design and more by understanding code.

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By participating in the workshop, it will help girls discover at an early age if they would like to pursue learning technology innovation further in their future education.

By the end of the workshop, the girls will have created from Scratch an animated, interactive story by learning basic code and design. They will each have a chance to showcase their work to the group to practice their presentation skills.

Those who participate should be at the Innovation Cluster at 1 p.m. for the three hour workshop. You can register here.

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