Our world is surrounded by technology. Information, commerce and communication and entertainment all rely on computers. However, only a tiny fraction of Australian students learn the basics of how computers work, or how to create software, apps or websites. #WeSpeakCode is a program to help schools and teachers with this. During the week of 11-15 May 2015, Microsoft Australia will host #WeSpeakCode activities in schools and community hubs nationwide, to encourage young Australians to learn to code.
With #WeSpeakCode, we hope to channel the energy of youth into a loud demand for more resources, education and skills training in coding. We hope to encourage as many people as possible to take the first steps towards learning to code and increase the uptake of computer science and careers for students.
Want a coding activity in your school during #WeSpeakCode (11-15 May)?
Microsoft is offering to:
- Provide a Microsoft-trained volunteer who will come to your school to implement the activity; or
- Provide training to teachers in your school to enable them to implement a #WeSpeakCode activity.
Be sure to register your details by Friday, 24 April, to secure a spot for a coding activity in your school.
Want to volunteer at a #WeSpeakCode event?
As a volunteer, you will go into schools to help implement a fun coding experience for students.
Register your details here by Friday, 17 April to secure a volunteering spot at a school near you.
Once registered, we will follow-up with further information.
For enquires, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.