Children get Creative with Coding for Environmental Awareness

A happy occasion for the 120 young students who successfully coded their very own apps inspired by the work of NASA
A happy occasion for the 120 young students who successfully coded their very own apps inspired by the work of NASA

var post id: = ♻ facebook → post text(“”, “hello from TouchDevelop!”) To many of us, the line above appears to be gibberish but there is a group of Indonesian children who would know it is a visual programming language, Touch Develop. At a coding workshop hosted in Jakarta by Microsoft Indonesia and local programming course provider…


Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom, One Step at a Time

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we capture and share inspirational journeys and words of advice from educators who teach coding or use it to engage students in their classroom. In Yogyakarta, a city renowned for being the centre of education in Indonesia, there is a growing awareness of…


Employee Volunteers Step Up to Serve their Communities

Microsoft has an enduring commitment to fulfill our public responsibilities and serve the needs of people in communities where we work worldwide. Employees are encouraged to contribute their time and resources to impact their communities. The following is a glimpse of what some of our employees have done recently to serve the needs of the…


#WeSpeakCode Spotlight: Fiandra Fatharany

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. From developing an app that helps users manage meetings to experimenting with…


Fuelling the Aspirations of Young Entrepreneurs through Technology

By Esther K. Sianipar, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Riding on the strong e-commerce momentum, an increasing number of businesses in Southeast Asia are tapping on online resources to expand their reach. Yet, there are many small and fledgling business startups still faced with the lack of e-commerce capabilities to support their business development. In December…


#WeSpeakCode Spotlight: Gatot Wahyudi

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. In 2011, Gatot Wahyudi, a Universitas Indonesia lecturer, played an instrumental role…


YouthSpark Ignites Youth Development in Indonesia

Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has made significant strides towards a prosperous future for the country’s 240 million people. A new generation of skilled professionals is expected to play a vital role in transforming Indonesia into a competitive, knowledge-based nation—but more initiatives are needed to better prepare these youth for gainful employment. The…


Greater Access to Education through the Cloud

When it comes to the cloud, we often relate it as a technology that is used exclusively by large companies to reduce their IT budgets or improve staff productivity. However, the possibilities of cloud actually go beyond the corporate world. Surabaya-based Airlangga University demonstrated how cloud technology has provided its students with easier access to…


Transforming Makassar: From Port City to App City

For centuries, Makassar was widely known as a major port and trading hub in Indonesia. Today, the city is a symbol of urbanisation and is considered to be a major engine behind Indonesia’s economic growth over the past few years. Recognising the role of technology in boosting development, the Makassar government signed a Memorandum of…