YVARCADE VOL. 147: The HTML500 Learn to Code Event

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Volume 147: 2nd annual The HTML500 Vancouver learn to code event at Rocky Mountaineer Station in Strathcona on January 24, 2015. Hashtag: #HTML500.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

This weekend’s HTML500 free coding event was a very popular attraction. The waitlist is over 2,200 people deep for the annual day-long, 500-person tutorial aiming to teach newbies how to code (HTML and CSS) and promote overall digital literacy in Canada.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

Spearheaded by Lighthouse Labs, along with the Vancouver Economic Commission, BC Innovation Council (BCIC), Telus, and some of Canada’s top fifty tech companies all represented, the HTML500 means to develop and promote technological skills and careers in a collaborative environment within our local communities.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

Along with its goal to educate, the HTML500 tied for the Guinness Book of World Records’ distinction as the largest single-day computer programming class (while already being Canada’s largest coding event) after expanding to other cities like Calgary, Toronto, and London.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

The all-day learning session was a diverse affair with patrons young and old eager to learn how to code and kick off their web building skills surrounded by developers and mentors (paying it forward) to aid and bridge any technological gaps.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

By most accounts, it was another successful endeavour in furthering digital literacy as a continuing and important factor in our community.

The HTML500 Vancouver 2015 | Rocky Mountaineer Station

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(via Rick Chung / YVArcade)