After challenging people to share a photo of themselves helping others to discover the fun of code, we received scores of fantastic entries on Instagram and Facebook for this year’s YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode Photo Contest. Entries were submitted from countries across Asia Pacific, including Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code.
The second year of Asia Pacific’s #WeSpeakCode campaign, part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark programme, came back bigger than before! The regional effort succeeded in challenging thousands of youth to do their first hour of code and got many experienced coders to share their love of programing across the region between 23-29 March. From colourful India to the sunny Philippines and back to bustling New Zealand, here’s what each country did in its efforts to get everyone to Speak Code!