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  • Blog Post: YouthSpark Ignites Youth Development in Indonesia

    Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has made significant strides towards a prosperous future for the country’s 240 million people. A new generation of skilled professionals is expected to play a vital role in transforming Indonesia into a competitive, knowledge-based nation—but more...
  • Blog Post: Greater Access to Education through the Cloud

    When it comes to the cloud, we often relate it as a technology that is used exclusively by large companies to reduce their IT budgets or improve staff productivity. However, the possibilities of cloud actually go beyond the corporate world. Surabaya-based Airlangga University demonstrated how cloud technology...
  • Blog Post: Transforming Makassar: From Port City to App City

    For centuries, Makassar was widely known as a major port and trading hub in Indonesia. Today, the city is a symbol of urbanisation and is considered to be a major engine behind Indonesia’s economic growth over the past few years. Recognising the role of technology in boosting development, the Makassar...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2014 Indonesia: Turning Ideas into Reality

    Since 2003, Microsoft has been hosting the Imagine Cup to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among young people across the world. Entering its twelfth year, the competition continues to provide young, aspiring technologists with a platform to turn their ideas into reality. In April...
  • Blog Post: YCAB & YouthSpark Change an Indonesian Youth's Life

    The loss of a father and main breadwinner of the family meant that Jumali, then seven years old, had to leave school due to financial difficulties. Despite being struck from the class list, he was determined to continue learning and attended class every day without fail. His perseverance paid off when...
  • Blog Post: Bloggers Speak Code in Indonesia

    Microsoft Indonesia invited 220 bloggers to the office for a day of coding. After a full day of making friends and sharing their successes, the enthusiastic group utterly enjoyed themselves learning this new found skill. Congratulations to all these new coders for being part of the larger #YouthSpark...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofit Tech Star: Anton Suwoto, YCAB Foundation

    This is part of a series of articles where nonprofit IT professionals share with us how technology has enhanced operations. Anton Suwoto presenting at Microsoft Tech4Good 2014, Singapore Founded in 1999, YCAB Foundation is one of Indonesia’s leading nonprofit organisations that has a strong...
  • Blog Post: A Recap of the Inaugural Week of Code in Southeast Asia

    From a 700-strong dialogue session in Vietnam, to an endorsement by US President Barack Obama during his visit to Malaysia, we can say that our Asia Pacific Week of Code has been nothing but a success! The Asia Pacific Week of Code kicked off with a blast on 21 April with thousands of youth attending...
  • Blog Post: Coding and Entrepreneurship Bonanza for Indonesian Youth

    By Esther K. Sianipar, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Indonesia How did you first learn about strategic goal planning? At home or in school? Well, I’m happy to say that for some young Indonesians at least, they learnt it during our YouthSpark Live event in March. Over 100 youth took part in this...
  • Blog Post: Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

    There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities? Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do...
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