Imagine you are ten again…and you can code! How would it change your life?

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On February 8th, our first annual Code Academy for Kids kicked off the first of 17 lessons. Twenty of our employees‘ kids and their friends have been learning programming basics using a language called Scratch. 

This language was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help young programmers learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch enables its users to program their own stories, games, animations, and above all, to share their creations with others in the online community.

Why are we doing this?

MSD supports developing our future generations, no matter how far off their potential contributions seem. There‘s no doubt that children know very well how to turn on laptops and tablets, play games, post photos on social media sites, and entertain themselves. But is this going to be enough for their eventual careers? We asked ourselves this question and decided to contribute to build their ability to become not only consumers, but also creators of the digital world that they enjoy.

Another important aspect of the program is that we teach not only how to program, but also about cooperation within a team, positive mentoring, and making work fun. We want kids to learn in a friendly and informal atmosphere limited only by their imaginations.

This Academy could not have happened without our great coaches who are spending their free time to prepare for each lesson. Thank you, guys!

 

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