Need a Reason to Invest in Asia’s Youth? How About 750 Million!

Did you know that 60 percent of the globe’s youth reside in Asia? That’s 750 million young men and women from all walks of life, brimming with curiosity, imagination and fresh perspectives on how to tackle a wide range of challenges. They have access to a treasure trove of computing power in their back pockets,…

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Cultivating a Love for Computer Science at Malaysia’s STEM Centre

“Anyone can learn to program. It’s a matter of getting the right resources to understand the fundamental concepts,” said Danaraj Ram Kumar, a Malaysian Microsoft YouthSpark advocate. This is a sentiment shared by the Multimedia Development Center (MDeC), which hopes to nurture future innovators for Malaysia’s digital economy. The event was graced by (from left…

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YouthSpark Profile: Sathya Narayanan Subramanian

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Sathya Narayanan SubramanianCountry: IndiaOccupation: Managing Director, Coimbatore User Group India Private Limited (CBEUG) and a law student “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to…

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YouthSpark Profile: Patraporn Leelaprachakul

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Name: Patraporn LeelaprachakulCountry: ThailandOccupation: Information and Communication Engineering Student of Chulalongkorn University Ever since the age of 14, Patraporn Leelaprachakul has been interested in computer programming. This passion was further fuelled by her…

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YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Profile: Hassan Tanvir Mansur

To celebrate coding and programmers, we are highlighting YouthSpark stars in Asia Pacific who have learned to code and have found success in school, competitions and career by understanding this language. We hope their stories will inspire you. What are you waiting for? Learn to speak Code now. #WeSpeakCode. Name: Hassan Tanvir MansurCountry: BangladeshOccupation: Freelancer…

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YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Profile: Kazi Mamun Ur Rashid

As part of the Asia Pacific Week of Code, 21-27 April 2014, we are highlighting YouthSpark stars in Asia Pacific who have learned to code and have found success in school, competitions and career by understanding this language. We hope their stories will inspire you. What are you waiting for? Learn to speak Code now….

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YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Profile: Gabriel Eric Majo Villanueva

To celebrate coding and programmers, we are highlighting YouthSpark stars in Asia Pacific who have learned to code and have found success in school, competitions and career by understanding this language. We hope their stories will inspire you. What are you waiting for? Learn to speak Code now. #WeSpeakCode. Name: Gabriel Eric Majo Villanueva Country:…

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Music and Technology-Passion Meets Solution in Philippines

Family finances were running low. School grades were not exceptionally high. Facing the pressures of accumulating bills and tuition fees, Gianisse Marie Adamantopoulos (better known as Gigi), together with her passion for music, took a leap of faith and applied to be a Microsoft Student Partner. Music and technology just didn’t seem to tie in,…

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Driving the Pursuit of Ideas among Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs

Four years ago, the Imagine Cup provided Edward Hooper with the opportunity to test his mettle against other young innovators around the world. By leading his team to victory at the world’s premier student technology competition in 2008, Ed gained invaluable experience in the use of technology to address some of the most pressing global…

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