Indonesian Nonprofit Takes Operations to the Cloud

Indonesian nonprofit YCAB Foundation has been expanding rapidly, and needed its IT to match the demands from its work. Learn how Microsoft has helped transform its IT to enable better programs and reach more underserved youth.


#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.


Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom, One Step at a Time

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we capture and share inspirational journeys and words of advice from educators who teach coding or use it to engage students in their classroom. In Yogyakarta, a city renowned for being the centre of education in Indonesia, there is a growing awareness of…


Using Kodu Game Lab to Bring out Creativity in Students

This is part of a series of Educator in Tech profiles, where we share inspirational journeys and learnings from educators who are using code and other technologies to engage their students.    When in middle school, Youngsang Cho often sought out his music teacher for advice. It was this teacher’s wisdom and passion for teaching…


Encouraging Youth Civic Engagement on International Youth Day

On 12 August, we celebrate International Youth Day. This year's campaign aims to promote civic engagement among young people, and empower youth to contribute to society, development and peace. Today, the world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, more than at any point of time in history. …


World Youth Skills Day: Addressing the Challenges of Youth & Employment

The following post is by Chew Rong Kang, previously an intern with Microsoft Singapore’s Developer Experience and Evangelism team and a graduate from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore. To generate greater awareness of and discussion on the importance of technical, vocational education and training, and the development of other skills relevant to both local and global economies,…


YouthSpark Challenge for Change Inspires Socially-Conscious Youth

YouthSpark Challenge for Change Inspires Socially-Conscious Youth Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change is a global contest that encourages young people who are passionate about social causes to submit their ideas for how they can spark social good in their communities, schools or throughout the world, using Microsoft technologies. Microsoft believes that nothing matches the creativity…


#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…


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,…


All in for a Rolling Thunder of Support for #WeSpeakCode!

If I can code, you can, too! Join me and learn – then help us spread the word. We believe code is a language that everyone can learn and computational thinking is an important skill which should be taught in all schools. That is why Microsoft Asia Pacific is excited to once again be hosting…