We MSP held “Hour of Code” and teached programing to children around the world!
On December 7th – 13th 2015 Malaysia had the honor of being the launch country to the third-annual Hour of Code in APAC.
With the theme “Code4Good” continuing the Company’s emphasis on inclusiveness, Microsoft Malaysia hosted Hour of Code events spanning 247 locations across Malaysia. The partnership with nonprofits and international schools, including outreach to underrepresented youths in the country, saw more than 25,000 children and youth participating in the Hour of Code.
In keeping with core of the Company’s mission to empower every person, Microsoft Malaysia took the Hour of Code to Henry Gurney Prison School, where over 150 of its inmates were shown how easy it was to code by over 20 Microsoft Student Partners, YouthSpark, comprising of undergraduates from across Malaysia along with employee volunteers, it was an amazing and humbling experience.
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Week-long ‘Hour of Code’ didn’t just stop there! On December 14th 2015, the MSPs of University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) conducted an Hour of Code with Minecraft for over 50 students!
Hour of Code is a non-profit organization initiated movement Code.org. In Indonesia movement titled “Hour of Code Indonesia” was held simultaneously worldwide on December 20 that started the circuit on Saturday, December 12, 2015. Hour of Code Indonesia was held in cooperation between some communities and companies such as Microsoft, Clevio, Ektizo etc.
Some MSP Indonesia also participated in the Hour of Code Indonesia as a trainer and co-Trainer, among others Richard Vinc, Alvin Julian, Moch Tri Dharmawan, Yudi Prastyo, Sangadji Prabowo, Hasyemi Rafsanjani, Ryannathan Setiawan, Davis Nur Iqbal, Ferry Afrizal, Yulita Ayu Regganis dll
Hour of Code is aimed to introduce computer science to school children through a simple programming tutorial and brief. Obviously with learning coding, children can learn more to improve children access to technology
Hour of Code Indonesia introduced a web-based tool and it can be used to learn coding for the kids. The tool is Code Studio of Code.org. This web-based tool provides a diverse collection of tutorials packed like a game. Once children are familiar with Code Studio, they can continue to learn coding using Scracth. Similar tools are developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
On Dec 12th, 2014, one of the events for the Hour of Code by MSPs was carried out with 36 young students who ranged from 15 to 18 of ages at an all girls’ high school in Tokyo. In collaboration with Life is Tech!. Microsoft Japan provided the technologies and MSPs helped students write codes as a mentor. Through the event, students learned and developed the programming skills so fast to make an app on time and no one gave up, which made us surprised. From this experience, we now believe the importance for any learner, especially for beginners, to let them have easy access to the first steps with fun and excitement.
In the celebration of the 2014 Computer Science Education Week (December 8-14), though Hour of Code is not a competition, the Philippines is one of the top countries in the Hour of Code Global Leaderboards for having one of the highest participation rates in Hour of Code activities, with a total of 112 events as of today, January 11, 2015.
Though some of the events were rescheduled due to impending Typhoon Hagupit, that didn’t stop the teams from accomplishing their goal of teaching K-12 students and others from non-tech colleges how to code.
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With the cooperation of Microsoft Student Partners from Mae Fah Luang University and Chiang Mai University, MSP Thailand organized Microsoft Hour of Code: Northern Thailand workshop to provide Windows AppStudio training for high-school students in northern Thailand. This event gathered 100 students who joined the workshop to learn how to develop universal application on Windows platform.
The Hour of Code in Vietnam was held successfully after attracting about 200 secondary school students. Approximately, per session was attended by around 20 students. As an addition, this year saw the introduction of ‘App Studio’ which created interest among the participants.