Secondary students join #WeSpeakCode 2015 event

Sunday, May 10, 2015 16:36

Vu Minh Tri, Microsoft Vietnam General Director, says that #WeSpeakCode event will help Vietnamese people to be more creative, more innovative and unlock their future. The event is held on May 9 to support students to learn the programming language. — Photo courtesy of Microsoft Vietnam

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Some 700 teachers and students from Nguyen Sieu Secondary School joined in the May 9 #WeSpeakCode 2015 event to learn the programming language used by US-based Microsoft Inc.

Students also had the opportunity to learn computer science and attend free coding lessons. New IT trends, as well as Microsoft's new solutions, devices, services and applications developed by students in Ha Noi, Hai Phong and HCM City, were also on display.

Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy, director of Nguyen Sieu Secondary School, said that thanks to the #WeSpeakCode project, students not only knew about effective IT applications in learning, but also developed simple software and games on computer and mobile phones by themselves.

"These are things that we did not imagine before the project was carried out," she said, adding that students also had developed logical thinking and the ability to work in teams while creating their software. "The programme inspires students and equips them with knowledge and skills for their future".

Speaking at the event, Vu Minh Tri, Microsoft Vietnam General Director, said that Microsoft has sponsored the project to support students in developing their coding skills on the firm's platform.

"In spite of students' knowledge, Microsoft will connect and inspire students through its tools and resources, as well as provide essential experience to help them transform their ideas into applications. We believe #WeSpeakCode can create many opportunities for Vietnamese young people to be more creative, more innovative and unlock their future in positive trends," he said.

This year, #WeSpeakCode 2015 has received the attention of tens of millions of students in 180 countries. In Viet Nam, it has provided training in computer science knowledge and an opportunity to learn skills among more than 12,000 local students. — VNS

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