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Code For Kids is a program that was started from an idea in early spring of 2013. At the time, we had no other programs like it. It was a one of a kind (for the most part). Over the years, Code For Kids has grown and we have had so many wonderful experiences teaching kids across Central Canada.

Over the course of the last 2 years, Code For Kids has touched the lives of over 600 kids through more than 30 events, as well as months of dedicated one-on-one tutoring in Ottawa. We will never forget the joy it gave us to watch young girls and boys figuring out tricky problems, creating new things and having fun. We watched them struggle through their frustration to develop amazing and interesting things. We will never forget the pride that our participants had in their accomplishments. We thank you for helping us to succeed in inspiring kids to code.

Over the past few years, we have had a number of helping hands, and we really appreciated all the help. Moving forward, we have lost many of those valuable resources as they have moved on to other things. For that reason, Code For Kids is saying farewell; happy in the knowledge that we have inspired and helped to raise awareness in the importance of teaching coding to the next generation. We leave you with a list of resources for your use:

A Huge Thanks To Our Sponsors

  • http://www.comptia.org/
  • http://cira.ca
  • http://shopify.ca
  • http://google.ca
  • http://adobe.ca
  • http://www.netcelerate.com/
  • http://cloud66.com

We will be leaving our Wiki page for some time so that people may continue to use its content.

I know so many of you are just starting on your journey with code, and may still be confused. I encourage you to take a look at the resources listed and search around Google!

Thank you so much for the last few years and all the best in the future,

Julian Nadeau

Founder, Code For Kids

What do Bill Gates, Chris Bosh and Will.i.am have in common?

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Just like everyone here at Code for Kids, they want kids involved in coding. I spent the better part of two hours composing a blog post explaining the benefits of kids and programming; however, this video says it so much better. In this short film some of the brightest minds in the the tech industry along with former coder turned NBA star Chris Bosh and musician/aspiring coder Will.i.am break down what it is to be a coder and the impact it has on our everyday lives. It is a little long at 9 minutes and 34 seconds but once you watch it you might be interested in learning to code, no matter what age you are. 



Here are a couple take aways:

  • Computers are stupid. People make them smart
  • You don’t need to be a genius to be a programmer
  • Great way to express creativity
  • Only limited to your imagination
  • When integrating science and coding, kids' test scores went up 30%
  • Whether you want to make a lot of money or change the world, coding is an empowering skill to learn
  • Great coders are todays rockstars


Check out our registration page to find a workshop near you. 


Being the only one at Code For Kids that doesn’t actually code, I’ve decided to make it my New Year resolution to learn HTML and CSS. Check back to follow my progress and experiences with learning to code. 

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Thanks for reading,


Steve Nicol 

Code For Kids 


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