Held from December 5-11, the 2016 Hour of Code in Asia not only encouraged youth in the region to kick-start their coding adventures, but also promoted greater accessibility to computer science education for youth, and more inclusion for people with disabilities.
Computer Science Education Week has officially started! If you’re not sure why you should start coding, here are five reasons to convince you otherwise.
An inclusive education system does not start with machines, but understanding. And technologies can help take us there. Hong Kong teachers and students got thinking and designing for students with special educational needs.
Youth from less privileged backgrounds are often afraid to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics because they seem out of reach. Through a series of YouthSpark events, Prestasi Junior International and Microsoft Indonesia showed young Indonesians that nothing is impossible.
Violence in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand has left youth in the area vulnerable to human trafficking. But ICT can help give them a new start in life.
Technology is facing a diversity issue: that women are underrepresented in the industry. As such, Microsoft organized DigiGirlz Singapore 2016 to encourage greater participation among young women within Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, and help break up misconceptions about women in technology.
Budding entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley may wish to have access to the wealth of connections in the technology hub, but the good news is that Microsoft Innovation Centers allow them to tap on valuable connections and resources—right at their doorsteps. Find out more.
Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and communicate with one another, and powering this is computer science—the study of computers and computational systems. Read more to find out why we think computer science should be a compulsory subject in schools.
The Microsoft YouthSpark Fair in China was a showcase of its youth’s innovation and creativity, as well as how technology could empower them to reach greater heights in their future. Find out more.
In an app-dominated world, it’s no surprise why coding is becoming increasingly popular. Here are three reasons why coding is beneficial—even if you don’t aspire to be a professional programmer.