"#WeSpeakCode 2015" workshop held in Vietnam

May 09, 2015 | 08:00
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Today, “#WeSpeakCode 2015” event, the highlight of a series of Microsoft activities in order to train the programming language, was held by Microsoft Corporation and Nguyen Sieu Secondary School in Vietnam with the participation of about 700 teachers and students from Vietnam’s diverse secondary schools. 

This #WeSpeakCode 2015 event was organised to support pupils, students to learn about computer science, as well as support free Coding lessons for students of all ages.

Through this campaign, Microsoft expects to bring ‘Code’ to become the common and unity language across the region. And programming language will be the tool for young people to express passion and creativity with computer science.

“Programming mindset will foster opportunities to promote skills of problem solving, training creative qualities and handling problems in a logical approach. So each person will better grasp the key to open the doors of success, as well as bring more development opportunities for everyone, increasing the advantage to participate in the labour market, helping reduce burden of unemployment among young people today, especially in Vietnam,” said Vu Minh Tri, general director of Microsoft Vietnam.

With very positive goals, aligns with new social trends, #WeSpeakCode programme quickly receives the supports from tens of millions of pupils and students in 180 countries worldwide. In Asia Pacific, when ‘Hour of Code’ events were launched, there were 35,000 students and pupils joining and they created a lot of impression applications products.

In Vietnam, through the actual events, online courses and materials online as well as programming contests, #WeSpeakCode project up to now has been helping more than 12,000 young people, who can understand programming language; in particular, if they are familiar with the programming, these members have the opportunity to develop their coding skills deeply with Microsoft platform.

“Microsoft has been keeping #WeSpeakCode initiative in order to support educators and students to deploy these positive trends. Despite of student diverse knowledge levels, just joining or having in-depth Coding skills, Microsoft will connect and inspire students via Microsoft tools, resources as well as support the essential experiences in order to help students to migrate the ideas into the real applications,” Tri said.

“Microsoft believes #WeSpeakCode Vietnam can bring a lot of opportunities for Vietnamese young people to be more creative, more innovative and unlock their future into positive trend,” Tri added.

#WeSpeakCode 2015 event also introduced new IT trends, demonstrated Microsoft new solutions, devices, services and highlighted the application, which developed by pupils from Nguyen Sieu Secondary School, Hanoi Experimental High School, Haiphong’s Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Ho Chi Minh City’s Duc Tri schools. All the applications have awarded by #WeSpeakCode Vietnam project.

“As a Microsoft Innovative School, Nguyen Sieu School is proud to be a partner of #WeSpeakCode project. And we have been contributing to increase creativity and promote coding activity in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, principal of Nguyen Sieu Secondary School.

“We, representing the teachers and the education sector, are always ready to help students and other people to have a better understanding of computer science, cultivating the core values of knowledge for yourselves and writing up a new future for Vietnam,” Thuy noted.

Vietnam set a goal of becoming a strong country in IT with IT workforce reaching one million in 2020.

#WeSpeakCode Programme represents Microsoft's strong commitment of supporting IT knowledge, experience and cooperation with the Vietnamese government, especially the Ministry of Education and Training, in building up and developing Vietnam IT workforce talent as well as developing policies to promote IT application and create an environment which spurs creation in the community.

By By Mai Thuy

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