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  • Learn more about digital literacy

    Microsoft Digital Literacy will help you understand the digital world. In this website, you will have access to many courses, from safety online to how technology can improve your lifestyle.

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  • The 3 best apps to teach children coding

    Today's children live in a very different world from their parents when they were the same age. Many of the toys they play with are digital and from an early age they start to be in contact with many web services, such as Youtube or Google. It is one thing to know how to use these programs, it's a different thing to understand how the logic behind them works. Today's children need to be able to not only consume this technology, but to understand it and control it. These 3 applications will make learning how to code an exciting adventure.

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  • Africa Code Week – get involved!

    Africa Code Week aims to empower African youth with the coding skills they need to prosper in their career. The initiate will officially be launched during the World Economic Forum on Africa (Cape Town, 3–5 June) and a pilot event will take place at the Cape Town Science Centre from June 1 to June 4.

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  • For Teachers: Coding Lesson Plans

    Did you know that coding in the classroom is linked to improved problem solving and analytical reasoning? Coding is a new type of literacy that improves educational equity and STEM proficiency. If you were looking for ideas to help you introduce coding in your classroom, you found them.

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  • 7 actions that will improve digital skills and create more jobs in Europe

    Even though almost 24 million Europeans are currently unemployed, tech companies have a hard time finding digital skilled professionals. By 2020, there will be up to 825,000 unfilled vacancies for Information and Communications technology (ICT) specialists. However, not only ICT experts will need digital skills, in the near future almost every job will require some level of digital skills.

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  • Why aren't there more women in computer science?

    Tech jobs are growing three times faster than universities are producing computer science graduates. From those graduates, only a small percentage will be women. Today, women represent merely 30% of the information and communication technology (ICT) workforce.

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  • Summer of Code in Space – European Space Agency

    The European Space Agency is looking for student software developers from across Europe to participate in its Summer of Code in Space. Winning applicants will be paid to develop innovative open-source software for space projects.

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  • Job of the Month | Technical Programme Manager

    The job of a technical programme manager involves overseeing the technical elements of a software development project. The role requires familiarity with a number of technical aspects, including database, networks, and security, so a technical manager should have experience in a number of software development positions.

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  • Africa Code Week | 1-10 October 2015

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    Following on from success of last year's Code Week, digital skills stakeholders are now broadening the scope of the initiative to equip young people in Africa with digital skills. As part of initiative ‘Africa Code Week 2015', a number of NGOs and partners from industry, including European Coding initiative partner SAP, will organise coding workshops across 10 African countries this October, with the goal of equipping 20,000 young people with coding skills.

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  • Share your views on STEM education

    The European Coding Initiative was established to get people interested in coding and computer science. all you need is {C<3DE} can be seen as one as just one part of a broader action among European policymakers to address the shortage of young people choosing to study STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering, mathematics.

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