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Canada's largest learn-to-code event coming to Toronto

HTML500 Canada's largest learn-how-to-code event is giving 500 Torontonians the chance to learn basic HTML and CSS skills from some of the country's top 50 tech companies for free.

Geek is not only the new chic, it's also where the jobs are at. In Canada we're facing a growing skills gap, meaning that many people looking for work don't have the know-how they need for the available jobs. Basic coding knowledge can open the door to more career opportunities and higher wages.

The workshop taking place on Sunday Feb. 22 at the MaRS Discovery District gives participants a full day of hand-on learning as well as an opportunity to apply for technical and non-technical jobs at the on-site career fair. Participants are encouraged to bring along their resumes, as well as their schmoozing A-games to network with participating companies.

HTML500 events have been happening in cities across Canada including Vancouver and Calgary. The event organizers are looking for a diverse group. Past sessions have included participants ranging from age seven to 65, with half of the group being female.

Follow Sima Sahar Zerehi on Twitter @SimaSaharZerehi.

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