Prime Minister Justin Trudeau learns to code!

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau participated in the global launch of Computer Science Education Week on December 5, 2016.

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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau participated in the global launch of Computer Science Education Week 2016 on December 5.

(Photo: Ladies Learning Code)

The Canadian organization Ladies Learning Code, which organizes in particular programming learning workshops with students and teachers across the country, has had some very special days recently, such as the National Programming Learning Day, the Mobile Code visit to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the first workshop of Teachers Learning Code… The list is long!

But December 5 was certainly memorable. On this day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined to Hadi Partovi,, and Melissa Sariffodeen, Ladies Learning Code, on the global launch of the Computer Science Education Week 2016 and the international event Hour of Code.

On this occasion, the Prime Minister even participated in the design of a video game as a team with a young student named Matthew. Are you going to play it?

As reported in the article from The Canadian Press, "although virtually all young Canadians easily manipulate technology, they rarely participate in its creation, laments Melissa Sariffodeen of Ladies Learning Code."

Will you be doing “an hour of code” in class from December 5 to 11?

Recall that the Computer Science Education Week takes place from December 5 to 11, 2016. Teachers interested in doing Hour of Code on this occasion will be able to find some resources on the website of the global movement


Source: Ladies Learning Code.

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Miller
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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