MCAST celebrates Code Week
The MCAST Institute of ICT and the E-Skills Foundation collaborated to celebrate Code Week. The event is part of the Europe Code Week 2017 event at which, all around, Europe IT professionals make apps, websites and lots of other things by learning to code.
EU Code Week is a grassroots movement that celebrates creating with code. The idea is to make programming more visible – to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn. The initiative was launched in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe. Learning to code is a powerful way of exploring ideas and creating new solutions for work and play. Coding skills deserve to be celebrated. This year Code Week is celebrating its fifth birthday. In order to mark this milestone, the code week activities will be held over two weeks until 22 October.
In 2016, nearly a million people in more than 50 countries around the world took part in the EU Code Week. Malta also successfully took part in this initiative. As part of its strategy for a Digital Single Market, the European Commission supports the EU Code Week and other independent initiatives which aim to boost digital skills including programming for different target groups.
As part of the Code Week celebrations the MCAST ICT Institute delivered a number of short sessions to the general public to experience coding through simple and practical sessions.