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.
Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal will be conducting 4 distinct events for the week of code.
o Hour of Code
o Women in Code
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
“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:
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· Facebook Badge
Week of Code Facebook Event