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Over the last several years coding has become a vital piece of knowledge for many in technology jobs and shows no signs of becoming less useful in the near future. Grand Circus is a Detroit-based learning institute that teach coding and other tech skills to students across the city. On Saturday, Aug. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. it will be offering a workshop for the LGBTQ community to brush up or get introduced to a new skillset at the Affirmations community center in Ferndale.
“Taught by an instructor from the queer community, this free workshop is an easy and accessible entry into coding. Learn how to write your first line of code and start your path toward a new skill, hobby or even career!” write event organizers. “At Grand Circus, we believe anyone can become a developer. This free Intro to Coding Workshop is designed for those who are curious about coding, but who have very little or no coding experience.”
The featured instructor for the day’s event is Christina Bergstorm, who has been in the tech industry for almost 20 years and been a software developer for three.
“Five years ago she went to a workshop that reignited her love for programming. In October 2016 she went to Grand Circus for their Front-End Developer Bootcamp. In January of 2017, she started her first position as a React Developer. Through her new career as a developer she has been able to change her family’s life through financial freedom and growing confidence,” organizers wrote. “She enjoys serving in the community and is looking forward to a new volunteer position with Women Who Code. Christina is a fierce advocate for inclusion in the workforce and hopes to inspire future generations of underrepresented coders.”
To find out more about this event and Grand Circus, visit the Affirmations Facebook page or go online to grandcircus.com.