FAQ

How much does it cost to attend an HTML500 event?

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All of our events are absolutely free!

Who is the HTML500 for?

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The HTML500 is for anyone and everyone!

I’ve never coded before. How much programming knowledge do I need to have before attending an HTML500 event?

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Absolutely none! Our curriculum is specifically designed for people who have never written a line of code or have very little experience with code. It is a fun way to get started and learn one of the most valuable skills of the 21st century.

Why should I learn to code?

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Code is a tool that allows you to express your story and share your ideas using technology. Coding is becoming an essential skill like reading, writing or math. Simple put, no matter which field you wish to pursue, coding can help you get there and open up countless opportunities for your future!

Why should I attend The HTML500 event?

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It is an opportunity to uncover the magic of code in a fun, collaborative, fear-free way. If 1999 people across the country could learn to code- so can you! Did we mention all HTML500 events are free and that 50 awesome companies will be in attendance?

What is included in my FREE admission?

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A full day of learning, lunch, lots of prizes, swag and amazing networking opportunities.

What do I need to bring?

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You'll need to bring your own laptop and a can-do attitude!

How can I get involved?

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There are many ways to be part of the magic! Here are five of the best ones:

  • Share an AHA! moment and discover the most creative tool of the 21st century with 499 others by registering here

  • Partner up with us! If you'd like to partner with us in any way drop us a line we'd be delighted to have you on board.

  • Teach or volunteer. Developers and volunteers - we’d love to have your help! Help us teach or volunteer your time.

  • Bring The HTML500/ HTML150 to your city! If you'd like to see an HTML500 event at your city, contact us let's create something cool together.

  • Be part of the experience, share your coding stories or tell us what you created through code, socialize with us by tagging #html500

When will registration open?

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Very soon we pinky promise! Don't miss out on the action, follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Why did you launch the HTML500?

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Because we strongly believe that everyone should learn to code!

Because it would be amazing to see more people as creators rather than users of technology, because we believe everyone could benefit from learning the basics of code.

The program that we run at Lighthouse Labs is an 8-week intensive training bootcamp that teaches fundamentals of web and mobile software development. It is designed for anyone who is looking for a career as a full time developer.

We launched the HTML500 to give access to ANYONE who is looking to make the first step towards digital literacy. The events and movement are designed to do three things: to inspire the general public by showing all the amazing opportunities created by code; to engage people to try coding with code by giving free access to introductory tech education. To celebrate Canada's amazing tech community by bringing it together in the name of tech education.

Who else is involved?

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Lighthouse Labs would not be able to do this alone, so we've reached out to Canada's tech community and many organizations to help out! Visit our Partners page to find out about all the amazing partners, who are helping out to make this all possible!

Does the HTML500 have a Code of Conduct?

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We sure do! All attendees, sponsors and volunteers at the HTML500 are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We will enforce this code throughout the event and expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

The HTML500 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviours, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. The HTML500 staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

The HTML500 staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.