Supercoders: Saving the planet!
For the third consecutive year, Orange is organizing free workshops for children aged from 9 to 13, in order to support and accompany them in the development of digital skills. These activities will give them an initiation in computer coding, mini-games design and short animations using the MIT Scratch platform*.
During the European Code Week 2016, which takes place from the 15th to the 23rd of October, many Orange employees will join this event in 14 countries (France, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Romania…) to give children a simple and fun insight into computer coding.
This initiative aims to build awareness, amongst the younger generations, of the digital culture and share digital best practices.
This year’s theme is “Saving The Planet”. It will also be featured at the COP22 conference organized in Marrakech from the 7th to the 18th of November.
Orange has taken the opportunity to also organize a “Code for COP22” challenge which invites children to create games and animations under this theme. This will build awareness of the public on environmental challenges such as optimizating the use of energy resources, protecting our oceans, as well as global warming and selective sorting.
The Code for COP22 challenge is open to girls and boys aged 6 to 16 and will reward the most creative projects.
* Scratch is free software developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to help young students in learning about the IT world through programming language