In an effort to encourage a new generation of coders, web training company BrainStation is launching “BrainStation Academy”, a program aimed at Toronto-area youth in grades 9 to 12 with courses beginning in March.

Along with the announcement of BrainStation Academy, BrainStation is holding a free day of code (RSVP required) event taking place on Saturday February 7th, at BrainStation HQ (445 King St. W., Floor 3). This includes a free, three-hour crash course in front-end web development – essentially the basics of building websites.

But that’s not everything.

According to BrainStation’s announcement, “Students will hear from speakers in the Toronto technology space, including the lead developer from Shopify and manager at Twitter. Students will have the opportunity to network over beverages and snacks, but most importantly put together their very own webpage in just hours.”

Students to attend the free day of code are eligible to receive a $500 discount for BrainStation Academy courses.

There’s no word on the pricing of BrainStation Academy courses, but regular adult courses are typically $2,500 (or $2,200 if bought well in advance).

RSVP Link:


Saturday, February 7, 2015
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


445 King Street West
Floor 3