Cyber Summit keynote is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code

The organizers of the 2017 Cyber Summit are pleased to announce that Heather Payne, Founder of Ladies Learning Code, will provide the second keynote address.

Ladies Learning Code is a national not-for-profit that is encouraging thousands of women and girls to learn to code. Since 2011, Ladies Learning Code has expanded from its Toronto headquarters to 22+ cities across Canada. She also started Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code. Her latest venture, the for-profit HackerYou, offers courses taught by industry-leading professionals.

Payne is the founding director of Toronto’s Mozilla-backed youth digital literacy initiative and was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network.

Says Payne: “If software is created only by a small portion of the population, how is it going to be reflective of society’s needs, and an entire population’s needs?"

About Cyber Summit 2017

The Cyber Summit is Western Canada's destination conference for technology professionals working in education, research, and innovation.

Discover how a lack of access to connectivity, technology, and computing power is affecting our communities. Over two days, you will learn actionable strategies for improving digital accessibility and understanding — strategies that will have immediate benefits for your organization and community.

Event Details

When: Tuesday, November 7 to Thursday, November 9, 2017. (The Summit will take place Nov 8-9, with pre-conference workshops held on Nov 7.)

Where: The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta

Registration: Early-bird tickets for the Summit will be available until September 8, 2017. Purchase tickets.