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Week Of Code


Week of Code (21-27 April 2014)

What if the whole world could speak a single language? The language of code.

From students to teachers, politicians and entrepreneurs could create anything they want if they understand the power of code. We can imagine how the changes and impacts could be made if we could teach coding to students all across the globe.

A week of code is a movement by Microsoft in partnership with Code.org challenging youth across Asia Pacific to promote an hour of code between April 21 and 27 2014 and help make code the second language of Asia Pacific.

 

There will be a range of activities that will covered during this week.

Basic Objectives:

  1. Encourage as many people as possible to take the first steps towards learning to code.
  2. Promote code and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as core parts of school curriculum.
  3. Promote the uptake of STEM careers for students with an additional focus on women.

Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal will be conducting 4 distinct events for the week of code.

o   Hour of Code

o   Women in Code

o   Code-a-thons

o   #WeSpeakCode on Social Media

 We plan to achieve about 100 events in at least 5 cities during the Week of Code.


Hour of Code

Hour of code aims to teach the basics of coding to anyone and everyone. You do not have in IT field learn coding. We believe that anyone who uses a computer should at least know the basics of coding. This is the next level of digital literacy.

 

Anybody can Code. Start


 

Women in Code          

We know that the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce is crucial to world’s innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Yet women are vastly underrepresented in these fields. The 2011 US Census reveals that although women fill close to half of all jobs in the country’s economy, they hold only 26 percent of the STEM jobs. This has been the case throughout the past decade, even as college-educated women have increased their share of the overall workforce. We simply must do more to expose young women to the opportunities in STEM fields.

To celebrate and encourage in this field we will be organizing:

·         Panel Discussion

o   The panel discussion will include a group of reputed women in CS and IT field.

·         Katha Ra Byatha

o   Katha Ra Vyatha is an interactive talk program that will feature a successful female entrepreneur in IT field. She will be talk about her successes and failures.

·         #WeSpeakCode Video

 

Code-a-thons

“Codethon” is a hackathon being held during the Week of Code. It will be a one or two day/s event where participants will work to create a software/app on Microsoft platform.

The preferable theme for the app is anti-girl/women trafficking but this is not mandatory.

The probable venues for the event are:

o   MIC Nepal

o   37 MOU signed colleges

o   IT companies

Each member of the winning team for each event will receive an 8 GB USB drive.

 

#WeSpeakCode on Social Media

We would like to encourage all to use the hash tag ‘#WeSpeakCode’ in every way possible. We plan to make #WeSpeakCode an online sensation.


·     Facebook Campaign:

People have to upload a video/photo on Facebook with a hashtag #wespeakcode in the caption and post it on our MIC Nepal group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/MICNepal/ and gather the highest likes to win a Windows Phone Nokia Lumia 520.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Either a photo or video should be posted on MIC Nepal group on facebook.
  2. The photo/video must reflect the aspects to promote coding as the second language of the Asia Pacific region.
  3. The photo/video posted till April 26, midnight Nepal time will only be valid.
  4. #wespeakcode hashtag is mandatory in the caption of the posted photo/video.
  5. Your photo/video should be made Shared on public.
  6. No MIC Nepal & associated are eligible for prize.
  7. Photo/video should not contain any copyright of others.
  8. MIC Nepal will have all the rights regarding the selection of the winner.

·    Facebook Badge

Week of Code Facebook Event

Contact

MIC Director:
Allen Bailochan Tuladhar
Email: b-altula@microsoft.com

MIC Manager:
Junu Thapa
Email: b-juthap@microsoft.com

Address

Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal
Unlimited Technology P Ltd
Unlimited Building, PO Box 956, Khichapokhari, Opp Pashupati Plaza, Kathmandu
Tel: +977 1 2011302 / 2011303 / 2010311
Fax: +977 1 4255454
Email: mic@micnepal.org    

Social Media

   MIC Nepal Group Page 
   MIC Nepal Twitter 

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