Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities?


Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do an hour of code between 21-27 April, and help make code our second language. We’ve pulled together plenty of free and fun ways to learn to code! Learn more here.


To celebrate coding, we’ve just launched the Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Instagram Contest!

Coders are some of the most creative people out there! So we want you to help us prove it – Instagram your photo of the most creative, funny or crazy place you and your friends are coding and stand a chance to win cool prizes and a Nokia Phone. Contest FAQs can be found here.


Vote for your favourite photo! You have until 17 May to vote and tell us who YOU think deserves to win. The three grand prize winners will be announced on 27 May 2014 and posted on the Contest Site and/or here on the Microsoft Asia Pacific Citizenship Blog.


Finally, if you agree with us that coding should be taught in every school on earth, sign the worldwide petition at now.


What are you waiting for? Learn to speak Code now. #WeSpeakCode #YouthSpark


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