Coding the World of Tomorrow

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.

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Learn How You Can Build Your Own World at 2016 Hour of Code

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.

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Code

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.

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#DigiGirlz 2016: Inspiring Girls to Tech

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.

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Introducing Computer Science to Visually Impaired Youth

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.

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#YouthSpark: Programming Change in Indonesia

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.

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Why Computer Science Should Be Compulsory in Schools

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.

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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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