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Lighthouse Labs’ HTML500 Returns To Toronto February 18

Posted in Commentary with tags on February 8, 2017 by itnerd

The HTML500, returns after a year hiatus, kicking off in Toronto on February 18th. 2500+ Canadians of all ages will participate in Canada’s largest free learn to code event. With high industry demand and a coding labour skills gap predicted to hit 200,000 jobs by 2020, the HTML500 will provide free access for anyone looking to take ownership of their digital literacy. 

With it’s massively successful inaugural run in February 2014, the HTML500 has seen substantial growth with its expansion the following year to four cities and over 7000 on the waitlist. More than 50% of event participants were women. In 2017, the HTML500 will expand across Canada, with nine stops between February-April including; Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, Victoria, London and Saskatoon, empowering over 2500 Canadians to create through code. Participants of all ages and walks of lives are welcome to attend the event.

Lighthouse Labs is the key driver behind the HTML500, and their mission is to empower the next generation of developers and transform the way tech education is delivered, which has culminated in the creation of the HTML500. 

A central goal of HTML500 is to make coding accessible to everyone. Several Toronto-based impact organizations were invited to participate with reserved seats allotted for their members. On February 18, the following organizations will be participating: Women Who Code, StartProud (VentureOut), Sunshine Foundation, Sketch, along with 20 teachers from Kids Code Jeunesse.

WHERE: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street, Toronto

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th 2017 FROM 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

To sign-up, click here. Follow the HTML500 on Twitter: @TheHTML500