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.
We’re halfway through Computer Science Education Week! Here’s what’s happening at 2016 Hour of Code in Asia. Be sure to take part in the Hour of Code this week—or even try your hand at conducting your own event.
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.
This Hour of Code, we catch up with Linda Liukas, a programmer-storyteller that has been inspiring children around the world to explore computing.
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.
Discover how Microsoft is working with the Philippines’ National School for the Blind and the nonprofit, Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired, to introduce computer science to the visually impaired.
At 16 per cent, the rate of Internet access in Indonesia is among the lowest in Southeast Asia. Even so, Esther Sianipar does not think it is contradictory to teach coding to children and youth. She tells us why, and explains what coding literacy really means.
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.
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.
As part of our #MAKEWHATSNEXT initiative, Microsoft Korea organised DigiGirlz Day and teach 100 girls how to code—without the computer.