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New program at Calgary library teaching computer coding

Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 at 4:10 am MDT


CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Calgary’s Central Library is now home to a program teaching people how to become computer developers.

‘Inception U’ is moving into the library to start a government-funded six-month course aimed to help professionals pivot their careers in the changing digital economy.

“Even if you don’t go into a career that requires you to code, you will still need to understand how computers think,” explained spokesperson Greg Hart. “We need to understand those things rapidly and respond effectively. At the core of what we are talking about doing here, is helping people gain those competencies in different sectors, starting with technology.

There will be 30 students in the first class, which started Monday.

There will be free introductory programs expanding to several other libraries around the city.