Welcome To The U of T Coders Group!
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What We Do

and you can too!

Skill Sharing

Share your favorite coding skills and tools with your friends and colleagues in friendly, no-pressure work-alongs.


Get together to work on your coding projects, help each other out and share your work.

Community Building

Meet new people in your field, organization or community - and find out what we can do when we work together.


Unless otherwise stated, all our events are held in Rm 408 on the 4th floor of the Burton Tower in the McLennan Physics building, at the corner of Huron Street and Russell Street.

  • Tuesday Coworking Session
    14 November 2017, 04:00 PM, Hart House Reading Room (1st Floor)
    Work through any of your coding problems in a friendly and collaborative environment.
  • Intro to Bash
    16 November 2017, 06:10 PM, MP408
    Basic shell scripting in Bash
  • Gadgets and hardware: Introduction to Programming Small Devices
    23 November 2017, 06:10 PM, BL520
    We will be introduced to the Arduino open source microcontroller development system and build a device using the Adafruit ESP8266 Feather Huzzah [https://www.adafruit.com/product/2821], a postage stamp sized 80MHz WiFi computer with stackable peripherals (called 'Wings'), that uses 1/2 Watt.
  • Tuesday Coworking Session
    28 November 2017, 04:00 PM, Hart House Reading Room (1st Floor)
    Work through any of your coding problems in a friendly and collaborative environment.
  • Introduction to Topics in Quantum Computing
    30 November 2017, 06:10 PM, MP408
    We'll go over some basic concepts of quantum computing, including qubits, quantum gates and some algorithms. We’ll also test out IBM’s 5-qubit quantum processor using their online interface.
  • Hacky Hour Social
    7 December 2017, 06:10 PM, GSU Pub
    Come meet the UofT Coders community members in a less formal setting. Everyone is welcome even if you've never come to a session before.

Want to be notified of our upcoming events?

Head over to GitHub and watch our repository, like this:

Look in the top right-hand corner of our repo, and click 'Watching.'
You can undo this at any time in the same place.

Subscribe to our events calendar!

We also invite you to follow our calendar, where events will be posted.

If you use Google calendar, you can add our calendar by pressing the "Google Calendar" button at the bottom-right of this page.

If you use another calendar app, you can copy and paste this address into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.

Come Say Hi

We use GitHub to get coding help, talk about events and share files. Join us there!

We also use Google groups to send out emails of our events and weekly sessions.

Who We Are

We are a diverse group hailing from multiple departments across the University and beyond.

Executive council

Madeleine Bonsma


PhD, Physics

  •  Python

Lindsay Coome

Special Events Coordinator

PhD, Psychology

  •  R

Luke W Johnston


PhD, Nutritional Sciences

  •  R

Elliott Sales de Andrade

Technical Admin

PhD, Physics

  •  Fortran
  •  Python
  •  Visualization

Lina Tran


PhD, Physiology

  •  Python
  •  R

Joel Östblom

Course Coordinator


  •  Python
  •  Linux


Kathy Chung

Digital Humanities

Ahmed Hasan

  •  R
  •  Python

Derek Howard

  •  Python

Serena Jeblee

Computer Science

John Ladan

MMath, PhD Physics

  •  Python
  •  Julia
  •  Javascript

Sara Mahallati

  •  LaTeX
  •  Python

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Mozilla Science Lab

Ian Dennis Miller

PhD, Psychology

  •  Python
  •  R
  •  Social Network Analysis
  •  LaTeX
  •  Flask

Nil Sahin

PhD, Molecular Genetics

Friends and Resources

Groups and resources for coding and research

  • Software Carpentry
    Introductory lessons on various topics in computing for research.
  • Internet Research Network
    An interdisciplinary network of researchers at UofT studying how the rise of the Internet is changing society, politics and the economy — and vice versa.
  • The University of Toronto Association for Computer Machinery
    The University of Toronto Association for Computer Machinery Student Chapter, affiliated with the Faculty of Information iSchool. They also host professional and research skills workshops open to people from outside iSchool.
  • Scientific Computing Fundamentals at CAMH
    This group occasionally has an intensive several days of training in computing skills, for the most part open to UofT graduate students.
  • St. George Library Workshops
    This site (LibCal) often has workshops that teach computing and coding skills. Check often!
  • Graduate Professional Skills program
    Like the LibCal workshops, this program often has workshops that teach computing and coding skills.
  • University of Toronto Machine Learning Club
    Join the Machine Learning Club to work through machine learning tutorials. No pre-requisite knowledge of machine learning is required. The club will aim to encourage students to pursue and also share their interests in the field of data science and machine learning.
  • freeCodeCamp Toronto
    Weekly meetups for community members to work on coding projects together plus technical workshops and guest speakers.