Coding Camps

Published by Ocean Generation \ March 4, 2019 12:49 pm

Ocean Generation host Antigua Code Week: the skills of the future for solving climate change

·      Empowering young potential

·      Over 60 students from over 8 schools in Antigua and Barbuda

·      To inspire young people to consider a career in technology

Ocean generation continued their commitment to promote digital education by participating for the second year in a row in Antigua and Barbuda. An initiative which consists in free activities aimed at schools throughout the island, to celebrate coding and creativity in technology. The workshops are part of the program of the Ocean Generation x UNOPS innovation initiatives, which to date has already formed over 200 people to come together and use technology as part of the solution building process for climate change.
The coding workshops of Ocean Generation were hosted at ABIIT (Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology) with activities aimed at secondary schools, which saw the participation of over 60 future innovators from 12 to 18 years who had the opportunity, thanks to the support of incredible international experts, take part in the use of agile methodology, up to their first approach to robotics.As part of its plan to invest in education, share knowledge and support the local community, Ocean Generation aims to increase the number of children, who have access to coding classes and promote the importance of digital skills. Inspiring local talent from the island of Antigua and Barbuda is one of the main goals for Ocean Generation as we recognise innate tech talent, amazing start-up ideas, and natural innovators are not unique to Silicon Valley. The Caribbean region is facing some unique challenges from climate change that tech and innovation may play a key role in managing; our island states need to be ‘ahead of the curve’ in green tech to thrive into the future. The aim of this entry level certificate is to provide young people across the Caribbean with the access to tech and innovation skills and to ‘future proof’ their emerging careers and develop the much needed solutions to cope with, and redress, climate change.

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