HackToStart: Hack To Start - Episode 8 - Heather Payne, CEO of HackerYou on Apple Podcasts
This is the eighth episode of Hack To Start. Your hosts, Franco Varriano (@FrancoVarriano) and Tyler Copeland (@TylerCopeland), speak with Heather Payne(@HeatherPayne), CEO of HackerYou (@HackerYou), part-time and full-time courses for people who want to learn to code. Heather is the co-founder of L...
Heather Payne is the CEO of HackerYou, Canada’s original programming bootcamp and to date, the only one of dozens around North America that was founded by women. HackerYou offers Toronto’s best full- and part-time courses for people who want to learn to code. You can learn more about HackerYou’s bootcamp graduates here. Heather also operates a 7000-square foot digital literacy education facility in the heart of downtown Toronto called The Lab.
In 2011, Heather founded Ladies Learning Code, a Canadian not-for-profit organization that runs popular workshops for women (and men, and girls and boys) who want to learn computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way.
Ladies Learning Code now has chapters in 19 cities across Canada and thriving programs for youth. Heather was the first investor in ShopLocket (acquired in 2014 by PCH International), and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the Trendsetters & Trailblazers category, as well as one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 12 Canadian “Innovators at Work”.