Welcome To The U of T Coders Group!
Let's Work Together
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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 open to everyone (i.e. no registration necessary, just show up!) and are held in MADLab at Gerstein Science Information Centre, which is room B112 at the south end of the first lower level. Go through the main entrance of Gerstein, take a right turn down a corridor (across from the admin desk or just past the reading room), then take the stairs down and follow the signs to MADLab, the door should be open 10-15 minutes before each session. A list of all previous events and sessions can be found on the "Past Events" page.

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.

We use Discord for chatting between virtual events and for co-working sessions.

Who We Are

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

Executive council

Ahmed Hasan


PhD, Biology

  •  R
  •  Python
  •  LaTeX

Lina Tran

Special Events Coordinator

PhD, Physiology

  •  Python
  •  R

Frances Wong

Marketing and Social Media Coordinator

PhD, Physiology

  •  R

James Santangelo

RQM Course Coordinator

PhD, Biology

  •  R

Sara Mahallati

Graduate Course Coordinator

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

  •  LaTeX
  •  Python

Margot Lautens

Admin, Peer Mentorship Coordinator

PhD, Molecular Genetics

  •  R
  •  Python

Elliott Sales de Andrade

Technical Admin

PhD, Physics

  •  Fortran
  •  Python
  •  Visualization

Amin Banihashemi



  •  Python
  •  R

Haidy Giratallah

Peer Mentorship Coordinator

PhD, Pharmacology

  •  Python


Lindsay Coome


Nil Sahin

Molecular Genetics

Kathy Chung

Digital Humanities

Derek Howard

  •  Python

Serena Jeblee

Computer Science

Luke W Johnston

PhD, Nutritional Sciences

  •  R

John Ladan

MMath, PhD Physics

  •  Python
  •  Julia
  •  Javascript

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Mozilla Science Lab

Ian Dennis Miller

PhD, Psychology

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

Joel Östblom

PhD, Biomedical Engineering

  •  Python
  •  Linux

Dawn Walker

MI, iSchool

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.
  • Map and Data Library Workshops
    The Map & Data Library hosts workshops during the academic year, providing introductions to mapmaking in ArcGIS and QGIS, cartography, use of statistical software packages, data visualization, and creating and finding data.
  • 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.