Fasken is the official legal sponsor of Hackergal – a charitable organization inspiring girls to explore the opportunities in computer science. Hackergal is changing the future of Canadian tech space by inspiring girls to explore coding in their classrooms and at home. By introducing girls to coding early, Hackergal strives to close the gender gap in technology.
Hackergal’s Hackathon Program, is a competencies-based program designed to support students to achieve their full potential while encouraging them to discover opportunities in technology. Coding is more than programming skills. Understanding this, the Hackathon Program equips girls with the skills to navigate complex and varied situations within a tech environment, to help them succeed now and in their future. The program continues to grow year-over-year, increasing the positive impact for the future of technology in Canada and beyond.
Photos courtesy of Hackergal.org, see the gallery here
We have been a supporter of Hackergal since its beginning in 2015 and Craig Brown, a partner in the Toronto office is on the board of directors.
Visit Hackergal to learn more about the program and how you can get involved.