Inspiring Little Ones to Think Big at the Hour of Code

Microsoft Indonesia recently invited 55 children to participate in the Hour of Code, where they were given the opportunity to learn basic coding fundamentals through a Minecraft-themed coding tutorial.

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The Hour of Code is Back!

By Cesar Cernuda, President, Microsoft Asia Pacific Asia is home to more than 1.1 billion young people, and it’s amazing to hear that at least four out of every five students find that “coding is cool”. Yet, despite this enthusiasm and interest, only 53% of youth in the Asia Pacific region feel that they have…

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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…

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From Trainee to Trainer: Microsoft Student Partner, Rong Kang

“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” – Phil Collins. This saying has never been more true than for students in the Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) programme, who first joined with a burning desire to learn more about technology and later evolved into sharing their knowledge with the world. Having fallen…

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#WeSpeakCode Profile – Siriphan Phuangsukkhee

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. A computer science teacher at Bangkok Christian College, Siriphan Phuangsukkhee has a…

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#WeSpeakCode 2015 Conquers Asia Pacific with More than 35,000 Students across 11 Countries Learning to Code

The second year of Asia Pacific’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark programme, came back bigger than before! The regional effort succeeded in challenging thousands of youth to do their first hour of code and got many experienced coders to share their love of programing across the region between 23-29 March. From colourful India to…

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YouthSpark Profile: Muhammad Danish

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Muhammad Danish has always been eager to share his technical knowledge to help other young people get started on their coding journeys. Having breezed through Biology and other science subjects at school,…

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Penang International Science Fair Gives Students First Taste of Coding

When 50,000 people gather in an indoor stadium on a weekend, it’s usually to watch a sporting event. Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng (second from left) is briefed by Jasmine Begum (right), Legal & Corporate Affairs Director of Microsoft on the importance of Coding & STEM education. However at the SPICE Arena in…

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#WeSpeakCode2015 Launches in Asia Pacific

Clair Deevy, Microsoft Citizenship Lead for Asia Pacific Have you heard the buzz about ‘The Internet of Things’? This basically means more and more things in our lives are going to be connected to the Internet and will be able to communicate with us, as well as each other. Technology will no longer simply sit…

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