Microsoft Devices collaborates with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) to provide coding basic training for 350 teachers and students in Jakarta
Jakarta, August 18, 2014 – Continuing the IT-based training for students in Jakarta, which was held on July 21, 2014, Microsoft Devices holds another training session in order to broaden public knowledge in the field of computer science. This time Microsoft Devices will provide training for teachers in Jakarta, which is to be held at the Learning Center of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa.
In this activity Microsoft will explain the various curricula taught through www.code.org that can 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 Dewi Maretha, Head of Developer Experience, Microsoft Devices.
To demonstrate the ease of the coding process, participants will use Lumia Devices that will be 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.
“Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode is an activity to encourage people, especially young people to learn coding, either with simple coding training in schools, communities, universities, and the hack-a-thon in a city. These educational activities are undertaken to support the development of manpower in the field of computer science throughout Asia, especially Indonesia, “said Ruben Hattari, Corporate Affairs Director, 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 is 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 Colondam Veronica 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. ”
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