Posted by Sangita Jayaraman, Microsoft Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific is home to nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages. Imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities.  

Through Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative and the #WeSpeakCode campaign, youth across Asia Pacific were challenged recently to make code the second language of the Asia Pacific, completing an hour of code in one week.


Participants at Microsoft’s We Speak Code event in Vietnam

In Vietnam, Microsoft's We Speak Code event attracted more than 700 students from 18 universities and colleges. Supporting the event were members of IT communities from across the country, who came to share their passion for technology and spread the language of code. This is one of a series of events, including a stop in Singapore in two weeks.

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