NEW VICTORIA GROUP PROMOTES BEGINNER TECH EDUCATION FOR WOMEN AND KIDS
Published by Andrew Duffy | Times Colonist
September 24, 2014
Traditionally under-represented in high-tech circles, women in Victoria will soon have a new tool to break into the game.
Victoria’s Ladies Learning Code launches Saturday, joining 17 other chapters across the country to offer “beginner-friendly tech education” for women and children.
“This exists to facilitate women getting involved in tech, but it’s digital literacy for everyone,” said Erin Athene, head of the Victoria group. “Right now, depending on whose statistics you look at, only seven to 15 per cent of the people working in technology are women — that’s such a small minority.”
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