One of CU-WISE's original founders, Serena Ngai, recently started a new chapter of an organization called Girl Develop It. It's all about getting non-technical women in Ottawa to learn how to program. To me, this has the potential to help blur the line between women in tech and women near tech, which can only be a positive thing.
I recently taught at the chapter's kickoff workshop, where participants learned some basics of programming using Scratch. You can read all about my experience on my own blog. I also posted on the new blog for the Ottawa chapter, which I encourage you to follow to keep up to date on future happenings.
If you want to learn how to program or just meet a bunch of ladies who are trying it for the first time, be sure to join the Girl Develop It Ottawa Meetup Page!