Entrepreneurship & Innovation

"Everyone should learn to code!" (Workshop)


Coding is a new form of literacy. Computational thinking opens doors of perception and allows new sets of solution finding.

Our world is increasingly software organised, yet the schools haven’t adopted adequately. More competence and comprehension will teach us how to responsibly handle information and navigate through our virtual and real environment. Moreover, it has turned into a key requirement of economic qualification, too. At DLDwomen 2014, we present two workshops that offer extracurricular tools to learn how to code – and understand the pattern logic behind our digital realities. Last but not least, it's really fun!

Rachel Swidenbank

Codecademy is an online platform that provides people with the skills they need for jobs in the 21st century. They provide free courses on a range of programming languages including JavaScript, Ruby, Python and PHP and with over 24 million users around the world, our online community is there to support you through learning. In this workshop, you can expect to learn the basics of HTML and CSS and start to build your own professional website. The course is designed for complete beginners and will take you through the fundamentals of web development. You can then complete the course in your own time - and pick up exactly where you left off. By the end you will have built the Airbnb homepage!

Required materials to attend the workshop: a laptop and an excitement for learning about programming.

Jocelyn Leavitt

"Everyone should learn to code!" This is a refrain heard echoing around the world. But what does mean, and what will learning to code get you? At Hopscotch, they believe that while not everyone will become professional software engineers, some exposure to and understanding of how computer programs work is beneficial to everyone. Software increasingly powers the things we interact with daily. Nearly all computer programming languages share the same core concepts: Giving clear instructions in a specific sequence to a computer, Looping, Branching logic, Variables and abstraction. In this hands-on workshop, you'll use Hopscotch to explore these concepts by building a basic computer game that you can take home and share with your family! By the end of the workshop, you will have developed both an understanding and practical application of these concepts, which you can bring to learn any other programming language in the world.

Required materials to attend the workshop: an iPad with the latest version of Hopscotch installed, and an excitement for learning about programming.

These workshops are part of the DLDw14 learning conference and will take place on July 21st at 12pm. Do not hesitate to contact us if you had any questions and apply to attend DLDwomen 2014 here.

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Jocelyn Leavitt
Co-Founder & CEO
New York
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Rachel Swidenbank
UK Operations