#SuperCoders : Code for the COP23
For the fourth time, Orange and its employees, as part of EU Code Week, are committed to improving and strengthening the acquisition of digital skills amongst the younger generations. Orange’s programme, #SuperCoders, aims to give children aged from 6 to 16 an initiation to computing coding by using the Scratch Platform(1).
Since 2012, the European Commission organises a week of coding, the EU Code Week every year.. This year, many events are being held, around Europe, from 7 to 22 October 2017, to discover coding. Orange’s #SuperCoders programme is part of this EU-wide project. From the 11th to 19th October, over 1200 Orange employees are volunteering to organise workshops during which children can create games and animations. The programme is also connected with the COP23 conference which takes place in Bonn (Germany), in November. The children can take part in a specific contest by submitting their projects related to environmental issues such as biodiversity, energy, or responsible consumption. The most creative projects will be selected and finalists will be rewarded.
(1) Scratch is free software developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to help young students in learning about the IT world through programming language