Teach kids how to code

Let children learn how to code. Teach them computer programming, the new literacy.

To encourage more people to create our digital future, Europe Code Week is gathering events to celebrate coding between November 25 – 30, 2013.

Coding is not just about building the next big mobile app. Computer programming is a fun, creative way of making ideas happen. Being able to talk to computers and understanding modern technology is becoming a competitive advantage. Which is why Europe Code Week is looking for events and initiatives that will encourage all Europeans, regardless of age, gender and profession, to learn more about the art and science of coding in the last week of November.

Technology startups, a future pillar of European economy, are facing a talent shortage, which is limiting their growth potential. In that context, it is worrying that most of the youngest Europeans still don’t have access to coding classes that teach creative thinking, provide tools for creation and encourage them to start dreaming of the next big Facebook or Google.

The project Europe Code Week welcomes any activities that aim to promote coding. The end goal is to improve the visibility of coding on a European scale, motivate people to start learning to code, and connect individuals, groups, organizations, and companies who are willing to share good practices and help more people experience the joy and relevance of coding.

Europe Code Week was launched by Neelie Kroes’ Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission. Follow this great initiative, Europe Code Week, on http://codeweek.eu