Microsoft Devices collaborates with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) to provide coding basic training for 350 teachers and students in Jakarta
Continuing the IT-based training for students in Jakarta, which was held on July 21, 2014, Microsoft Devices held another training session in order to broaden public knowledge in the field of computer science on August 18, 2014. This time Microsoft Devices provided training for teachers in Jakarta, which was held at the Duri Kepa Learning Center of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa.
In this activity Microsoft explained the various curricula taught through www.code.org that could be easily understood by the general public such as odu Game Lab, TouchDevelop and Small Basic. Both adults and children can create simple applications in the initial stage of the introduction of the coding process. “Not only to provide basic knowledge of coding, we also wanted to give the sense that the coding process is one of the processes that train logical thinking which can be useful for a wide variety of industries. Evidence of the real importance of this knowledge is that there has been a lot of young successful local developers – not only in this country but also internationally,” said Maretha Dewi, Head of Developer Experience, Microsoft Devices.
To demonstrate the ease of the coding process, participants used Lumia Devices provided by Microsoft Devices. Lumia 1320 has become a means for trainees to know the coding processes in creating a variety of applications that can facilitate human lives.
“Coding will not only be used to develop applications, but it will also be widely used in our daily lives. We are here to prepare you to know coding so you can be more creative and innovative with technology. You don’t have to be intimidated by technology, but you can be inspired and create independence with technology,” said Esther Sianipar, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Indonesia.
Microsoft has consistently been supporting IT education, especially in the coding process. One of the annual events held by Microsoft in raising awareness of coding education was through the Imagine Cup competition. During the Imagine Cup in Indonesia in 2013, as many as 1,077 students from 299 teams participated in the biggest competition in Asia Pacific. One of the teams was from the University Trunojoyo, Madura, who later came out as the winner to represent Indonesia in the Imagine Cup 2013 Worldwide Finals in Russia.
Founder / CEO of YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam said, “We are very pleased to work with Microsoft as one of the industry leaders in providing coding basic training for young people. This initiative is part of our commitment to continue to advance young men and women through our youth development program. Our hope is that we can inspire young people to improve entrepreneurial skills through technology.”
“We have been receiving a lot of support for our operational from Microsoft. Our hope is that our students can be inspired by #WeSpeakCode program and not only become users of the technology but also developers, especially now that coding has become easier and more attractive,” said Anton Suwoto, Chief Strategy Officer, YCAB Foundation.
For more information about the “We Speak Code” or how you can participate to learn coding visit: www.wespeakcode.net. Follow us on Twitter at #wespeakcode.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Indonesia
Tel. +6221 5292 1881
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB)
Surya Mandala 1 8D, Jakarta 11520
Tel: +62 081212219512