Google’s Made with Code hits Malaysia via iTrain Kids
By Digital News Asia October 30, 2015
- Workshop will help debunk myths that coding is only for guys
- Covers mobile and web, and a bit of VR with Google Cardboard
GOOGLE Inc’s Made with Code, a movement launched in June 2014 to inspire girls to learn to code, will be hitting Malaysian shores on Nov 21.
iTrain Kids, with the support of Google, will be running the Made with Code workshop at Google Malaysia’s office in Kuala Lumpur.
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The workshop will help debunk myths that coding is only for guys, said iTrain Malaysia, which runs iTrain Kids.
The workshop will include sharing sessions with women currently working in coding, demonstrations of applications, and an introduction to virtual reality using Google Cardboard and, of course, coding.
Made with Code is open to girls from ages nine to 17, who can head to www.itrainkids.com to sign up for this free workshop.
The one-day workshop will cover mobile and web technologies. The girls will get to build their very first Android app and website using various web tools.
All software used in the workshops are free to ensure the girls can continue their development once they go home, iTrain said.
“You’d be amazed what kids could do these days and how much they can absorb in a day. We’ve had girls as young as eight years successfully build apps at the end of the workshop,” said iTrain founder Bikesh Lakhmichand.
Girls and boys will also have the chance to participate in other events also running throughout the month as iTrain Kids will be running coding camps from Nov 23-27.
iTrain Kids says it has trained more than 2,000 students between the ages of six and 18 to code. Using interactive sessions and experiential learning to teach coding principles and applications, kids will learn to develop their own apps, games, websites and create their own digital art.
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