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  • CODEGIRL: Breaking barriers & changing optics

    In the technology-led world, more and more people are encouraged to get comfortable with new technologies and to develop their digital skills. While this could be particularly true for boys, less girls pursue degrees in computer science and choose a tech career.

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  • "Introducing Computing in your Classroom" MOOC starts 16 November

    Are you a primary or secondary school teacher who needs ideas, tools or resources on how to teach computing? Are you interested in discovering the potential of coding but do not know where to start from? Introducing Computing in your Classroom MOOC is specially developed for you and it starts on 16 November!

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  • eSkills for Jobs 2015 is looking for Young Digital Talent

    Does coding get you excited? Do you think you are born to code? The eSkills for Jobs 2015 is on the look out for Young Digital Talent.

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  • Does your country speak #code?

    "Coding is a vital 21st century skill", as Don Grantham, President of Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe recently stated at the European Coding Initiative high-level event on 12 October. Business across industries recognizes the urgency of having more digitally skilled workers. And while not every job would require programming skills, living in a software-dominated society requires that we equip children think in a new way about the world. Knowing to #code can come to the rescue.

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  • All You Need is Code gets Europeans coding

    Fifteen countries across Europe have already integrated coding at primary or secondary school level, according to a new report just launched by European Schoolnet, the coordinator of the European Coding Initiative. An industry-driven coalition, established under the auspices of DG Connect in October 2014, the Initiative promotes teaching and learning programming at all levels of education and informal settings.

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  • Celebrating Ada Lovelace day

    On 13 October, Ada Lovelace day, we celebrate the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Ada Lovelace, the daughter of English poet Lord Byron and mathematician Anne Isabella Noel Byron, is considered to be the first computer programmer, and this year marks the 200th anniversary of her birth.

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  • The All You Need is Code Event is just around the corner!

    Europe Code Week 2015 is approaching fast! With the aim to bring together organisations and individual coders from across Europe and to encourage people to try out coding, the campaign promises a lot of fun events in the week 10-18 October.

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  • Africa Code Week: Teens Get Coding!

    When we think about software, we often think of programmes for sending email or surfing the Internet. But software is everywhere! It's in many of our household appliances and is used to manufacture many of the products that we use every day. If you enjoy using technology, you will probably enjoy developing a computer programme yourself. If you are aged between 12 and 17, this course is for you. The course starts on 01 October 2015 09:00 (UTC) and will run until November 2015.

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  • Africa Code Week: MOOC Teaching Programming to Young Learners is back!

    After the successful June edition of Teaching Programming to Young Learners MOOC, the online course is back to unlock your creativity by introducing you to the magic of coding. The course starts on 01 October 2015 09:00 (UTC) and will run until 02 November 2015.

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  • Code Week | 10-18 October 2015

    Europe Code Week was created with the aim of raising the profile of coding and computer science, and to motivate people of all ages and backgrounds to start coding. Each year, Code Week, taking place this year 10-18 October, sees organisations and individual coders from across Europe coming together to encourage people to get try out coding by getting involved in one of the many coding events taking place as part of the campaign.

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