National Girls Learning Code Day

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On November 7th YuKonstruct joined locations across the country to offer free workshops for National Girls Learning Code Day.

Organized by Ladies Learning Code and sponsored by Google, this yearly event helps get girls, aged 8 to 13, started building their own websites from scratch.

In the Yukon, we’re used to overcoming challenges, and this day was no different! Internet in Whitehorse was down the morning of November 7th, but our intrepid volunteers persevered. Later, with over a thousand girls in Canada coding at once, Thimble’s servers crashed, but the online code editor was back up in time for the girls to finish their sites.

The enthusiastic participants learned HTLM and CSS with the help of some awesome volunteer mentors. The girls designed and built websites on everything from their favourite books to moose meat!

Read Ladies Learning Code’s blog post about the event here.