Sunday, March 22, 2015

Microsoft Philippines #WeSpeakCode Campaign

It was about five years ago that I studied a short course program in STI College, Ortigas. My main reason of studying the course was to be able to acquire basic computer software programming skills. I was able to use this what I have learned during the time that I was working in a telecommunication company. And since then, I got the interest in studying “coding” on my own through online tutorials.

MicrosoftPhilippines celebrated #WeSpeakCode by teaching coding to selected schools within and outside of Metro Manila with the help of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs), college student volunteers who have been trained for free in Microsoft technologies and serve as Microsoft evangelist in their respective schools.

Recently, my daughter Bianca and I attended a fun and easy coding lessons held at SM Megamall.

It was a fun afternoon as Bianca was able to learn coding in the easier and simplest way. Above all, because Minecraft and Angry birds was being used as a platform to teach her coding, it made more approchable.

Microsoft Philippines General Manager Karrie Ilagan said, “ It is heartening to see so many students in the Philippines undestand the importance of coding and are taking action to ready themselves for the future. We at Microsoft believe that code is a language that anyone can learn and computation thinking is an essential foundation skill that should be taught in all school – regardless of age, gender, or your current field of study. Writing code and creating a program of your own is not complicated or difficult, and more importantly, it's fun! More than 82 million people of all ages around the world already tried coding last year through the global Hour of Code Event. Through the Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode campaign, we're bringing the movement here to Asia Pacific and the Philippines, empowering youth here to innovate, create, and unlock the best opportunities in the future.”

Microsoft Asia Pacific's #WeSpeakCode aims to promote coding as a language for everyone in the region. The movement connects aspiring students coders of all skill levels with the tools, resources and experiences they need to turn their innovation ideas into reality. To find out more you may visit

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