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Technology needs more voices
Our path to solving the complex problems ahead of us starts with investing in the next generation of problem solvers.
Computing education outreach
We’re working to build the next generation of technology and entrepreneurship by investing in computing education.
Through our continuing support of this program, teams of girls spend 12 weeks solving real-world problems using technology. Participants build apps and businesses focused on positive impact in their communities, from solving food insecurity to creating awareness for youth mental health. We’ve supported over 4,500 girls across all Technovation chapters in Canada, and are excited to see it grow to Brazil, Ireland, Germany and USA.
Linked> is a hands-on program teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activities to Boys and Girls Club youth. In partnership with Virtual Ventures (Carleton University) and Shopify, the program focuses on teaching children the foundations of computational thinking and digital skills development.
This program with hEr VOLUTION is a four-week course that teaches coding and entrepreneurship to high school girls in at-risk socioeconomic situations. Each year, we take on two cohorts of 30-40 young womxn that create projects in support of local business owners.
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More than a computer science degree or traditional co-op program, this is the perfect marriage of university learning and real-world product development.
Dev Degree, our four-year work-integrated learning program combines an accredited Computer Science degree with 4,500 hours of hands-on developer experience at Shopify, 4,000 hours of academic experience at Carleton University or York University, and $160,000 CAD in paid tuition, salary, and vacation days covered by Shopify.
We engage organizations to contribute back to the ecosystem and support communities that have historically been excluded from tech.
Shopify is an ongoing sponsor of the Ladybug Podcast, an all women-hosted podcast that brings new voices to the tech industry, and promotes inclusion in technical careers. Hosts Emma Bostian, Ali Spittel and Kelly Vaughn discuss code, careers, and Book Club from a fresh perspective.
Black Professionals in Tech Network
We’re partnering with Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) to bridge the talent gap in the industry by providing Black professionals with access to executive sponsorship, skill building, and a strong peer network. We’ve partnered on a number of events leading up to the annual summit, BFUTR 2020, for which we are a leading sponsor.