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October 20, 2017 -Friday

 
 
  INVITATION TO PRESS CONFERENCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CODING@SCHOOLS HACKATHON (CENTRAL REGION) AND LAUNCH OF THE CODING@SCHOOLS PORTAL

Wednesday 13/09/2017

Coding@Schools 2017 is an introductory nationwide coding program for 6,000 lower secondary and primary students. It is an initiative that was announced in Budget 2016 by the Prime Minister and is an initiative of the National Malaysian Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). The program is designed and coordinated by the National Strategy Unit, Ministry of Finance, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the State Education Departments. The program is being implemented by StartupMalaysia.org.

Details of the event are as follows:

Day/Date: Friday 15 September 2017

Time : 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Venue : Dewan Utama, Aras G, Kementerian Kewangan Malaysia,
No. 5 Persiaran Perdana, Presint 2, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, 62592 W.P. Putrajaya.


Program

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One of the main pillars of the program is a series of 6 regional 2 day Hackathons targeting 1,500 lower secondary and primary students in total where participants learn to build an app using LiveCode in 2 days in an exciting and fun way. The inaugural Coding@School Hackathon was kicked off for the Central Region on 12 and 13 September with the final demo and prize giving ceremony on 15 September 2017 with Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Irwan Serigar bin Abdullah, Secretary-General, Treasury, Ministry of Finance Malaysia as the Guest of Honour. The participants of the Central Region Hackathon are drawn from selected schools in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

2 top teams from the lower secondary school category and 1 top team from the primary school for each Hackathon will be selected to participate in the National Code Challenge in November 2017 which will bring together the best of Malaysia’s young coding talent discovered through the various initiatives of the Coding@Schools program.

The portal for the Coding@Schools program which will enable the participants’ progress to be monitored will also be launched at the event.

For more information, please visit our website at www.codingatschools.com

RSVP by Thursday, 5pm 14 September 2017

You are cordially invited to send a reporter and photographer/cameraman to cover the Press Conference.

SOURCE : StartupMalaysia.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Name : Shaz Lina Shaari
Tel : 016-7171 709

-BERNAMA






 
 
 

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