Today, TriplePundit, SAP, and our esteemed guest panelists came together for a special Twitter chat about Africa and EU Code Week at #SAPYouthChat.
Twitter Chat topics discussed included the following and more!
Every child deserves the opportunity to be fluent in coding. It can be the springboard to a much larger, impactful career. But first, we must ensure that all children are given the opportunity to be part of the journey. Africa and EU Code Week initiatives are powerful ways to spread digital literacy and start shaping tomorrow’s workforce. Tech-savvy men and women eager to drive social and economic development will help provide children with the skills they need to succeed in a digital world.
Building on the success of the EU Code Week launched by the European Commission across 38 countries last year, hundreds of coding activities will be organized for 20,000 children across 17 African countries from October 1 – 10. This is part of a continent-wide initiative called Africa Code Week, which will empower youth, teachers and parents with the language of software programming using a freely available “Scratch” system. The goal is simple – to help bridge the digital skills gap across Africa.
HERE'S THE STORIFY SUMMARY OF THE #SAPYouthChat CONVERSATION:
This was the third in a series of four Twitter chats that TriplePundit and SAP will host in 2015 to open the dialogue around empowering youth. Stay tuned for our final #SAPYouthChat coming soon!
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Marissa is the Owner of Climate Social, LLC. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Mizzou and a master's in environmental studies from UPenn.