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Managing Data with SQL - London



Learning to use and manipulate data from databases is an incredibly valuable skill that you can apply back on the job across many different sectors and types of jobs, and which will add to your value as an employee. Completing this workshop may also spark your interest in pursuing more training for a job focused on data, such as a data analyst.

If you’ve heard about databases, but aren’t sure how to use them, this workshop is designed for you! We’ll cover query basics, and practice these transferable skills within the SQLite data base (similar to MySQL) through some fun exercises. We’ll analyze real data from the Canadian government, which helped shape Canada’s newly updated Food Guide.

Why learn SQL?

SQL stands for Structured Query Language - it is the most universal and commonly-used language to communicate with databases. SQL is a powerful language that allows us to extract useful insights from large quantities of information (or “big data”).

Companies such as Uber, Netflix, and Amazon use SQL to analyze data, but they aren’t alone! SQL is widely applicable - it’s not exclusive to coding and tech. All industries use databases in some form, which makes SQL relevant to a wide variety of jobs and industries - from administrative roles, customer service, financial services, government, marketing, retail, restaurants, sales and more.

Who is this for?

  • “I’m curious about tech and code in general”
  • “I am a complete beginner when it comes to coding”
  • “I have some coding skills but I’m looking to try my hand at something new!”
  • “I have financial barriers that make it hard to pay for classes and training”
  • “I’m not sure if I belong in tech— I wish I saw more people like me leading this industry!”

This event is open to all adults 18+, designed in a way that seeks to explicitly welcome people with underrepresented genders—this includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and others who are marginalized because of their gender identity or expression.

We believe that addressing the gender gap in tech is just one part of building digital equity. A more just and equitable future for technology in Canada means building programming that supports, empowers, and equips all learners who historically have been—and continue to be—underrepresented in tech, particularly Black, Indigenous and other Racialized learners, people in low-income communities and newcomer learners.

If this sounds like you, we can’t wait to have you learn with us.


None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

What's Included:

  • An awesome lead instructor and industry mentors!

What you need for this event:

  • You must bring your own laptop for which you have administrative permissions.
  • Please remember to bring your own power cord. A mouse can come in handy too!
  • You may be required to download some free software. After you sign up we will email detailed instructions if you need to download anything.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible experiences that enable all individuals to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquires about accessibility, please contact


This event is part of Code to Career, a program powered by the dynamic partnership between Canada Learning Code and BrainStation and funded by Upskill Canada [powered by Palette Skills] and the Government of Canada.

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