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Women -- Want to Learn Coding?

Brought to you by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology

This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. We’ll use a hands-on project based approach to learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives. During the session, you’ll learn the following:

  • An introduction to the history of artificial intelligence and machine learning, what they mean and why it matters
  • An introduction to data and strategies for collection, preparation, manipulation and analysis of data 
  • An introduction to machine learning models and predictive data 
  • Build your very own machine learning model to evaluate data that’s interesting to you 
  • What resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will) and career opportunities available in the fields of AI and machine learning.  

It's on Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, in Nelson, BC

REGISTER

Interested?  Read on for more details. It's a pay-what-you can learning event, with a suggested donation of $30. 

What is Ladies Learning Code?


We're a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization providing women, *men and youth the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way. We're all about showing people that learning to code can be fun!

*Men are welcome to attend (and they do!), but we encourage you to bring an additional female learner where possible

 

What is National Learn to Code Day?


On September 23rd, 2017, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its fifth annual National Learn to Code Day -- the first and only event of its kind in Canada. On that day, over 1,500 Canadians will gather together in over 25 communities to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: Using Data to Solve Problems: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Beginners

In partnership with Accenture, we'll build on our mission of teaching Canadians 21st century digital skills and encourage them to use Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make meaning of data.

 

Why Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?


Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are all around us - from Siri on your iPhone to Google Map suggestions, to recommendations for purchases during your Amazon check-out. While many of us may think AI and machine learning mean more robots and self-driving cars, at a fundamental level, they are about data - and ways to make meaning of data.


What will you learn?

In this workshop, we’ll use a hands-on project based approach to learn how to put data to use for us in our everyday lives. During the session, you’ll learn the following:

  • An introduction to the history of artificial intelligence and machine learning, what they mean and why it matters
  • An introduction to data and strategies for collection, preparation, manipulation and analysis of data 
  • An introduction to machine learning models and predictive data 
  • Build your very own machine learning model to evaluate data that’s interesting to you 
  • What resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will) and career opportunities available in the fields of AI and machine learning

 

Is this workshop for you?

This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about coding, computer programming or data science, you’ve come to the right place! Our only expectation is that you know how to open up a web browser and do something online like checking your email. (But if you’re reading this, we’re pretty sure you know how to do that.)


What's Included:

  • an awesome four-to-one student-to-mentor ratio;
  • our great venue provides a social, fun and inclusive learning environment;
  • a catered lunch.  Yum!  (We can't make promises, but we'll try our best to accommodate dietary restrictions.)

Requirements: 

  • You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions;
  • please remember to bring the powercord for the laptop;
  • You may be required to download some free software.  There will be more details in the confirmation e-mail you receive after signing up.


* We do have a limited number of laptops that can be borrowed for the workshop at a first-come first-serve basis.

Questions?

Email us at info [at] ladieslearningcode.com