Why Build a Hive? The Case For Digital Literacy Today

Over the last four years, Hive Waterloo Region has been evolving into what it is today, and what we envision for our future: a thriving network of individuals and organizations committed to increasing digital literacy in our community, and supporting diversity and equity in our tech sector. We’ve been able to get this far thanks to the support of hundreds of people, not only here but around the world. I’m so grateful for what we’ve been able to achieve thus far, and our team is looking forward to building on those successes. Why is our work so important? I’d like to share with you some comments from Hani, a student in Cambridge Ontario, about why it matters to her: “[It] teaches girls about coding so maybe, they can become programmers when they get older. They teach you things like how to make a website and if you’re making a website, how […]

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Get your T-shirts at the Hive Waterloo Region store!

Yes, the store is now open! You can order Hive Waterloo Region t-shirts in Men’s/Unisex, Ladies’ and Youth sizes just in time for the Launch event on November 15th (order by October 31). Or if you were jealous of those HackerGrrlz tees, now you can get one of your very own! Shop now Pictured at right are Lori (left) sporting the Ladies’ Purple Heather HackerGrrlz shirt and Joan (right) wearing the purple Adult/Unisex HackerGrrlz shirt. Both have the “#codelikeagirl” tag on the back. NEW! Hive Waterloo Region T-shirts are available in Heather Grey for adults in both Ladies’ and Men’s Unisex styles and Youth shirts are black. The Hive Waterloo Region logo is on the left sleeve, and the tagline “Explore Create Share” is stacked on the bottom right side. These shirts are being printed locally on soft, comfy cotton. Allow 2-4 weeks for production. Delivery or pickup will be arranged. […]

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Nominate reads for the tech virtual bookshelf

In celebration of Guest Librarian Stephanie Rozek‘s term with Kitchener Public Library this fall, Hive Waterloo Region is crowdsourcing a virtual bookshelf of recommended reads. Do you have a favourite tech related book you think is a must? Are you a Nora Young fan? Or think everyone needs to read Bradbury? I love Steven Johnson. Is there a Sci-Fi graphic novel you think should be on the list? Please join us in suggesting books via social media #KPLTechReads, the form below or email hello@hivewr.ca. Loading… Thank you!! Photo from 20 Brilliant Bookcases (worth checking out)

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Welcome to Hive Waterloo Region

After a successful year as Year of Code Waterloo Region, we are excited to be continuing our mission to increase digital literacy among all our citizens, while promoting inclusivity in our tech sector and equal access to the web and tools for digital transformation. Now that we are recognized by the Mozilla Foundation as a Hive Learning Community, what next? One of the new initiatives we’ll be working on is bringing our diverse community together on digital literacy and equal access issues through Hive membership. Members include other non-profit organizations, municipal partners, and companies with a mission to give back to our community. By creating a bridge between all we aim to magnify the impact and good we can all do together. Watch for more information coming soon. If you’re looking for fun learning activities for you or your kids, you’ll find a new roster of events to join us […]

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