Az­er­cell’s Barama Cen­ter con­ducted free cod­ing lessons for 25 school chil­dren

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“Barama Ju­nior: Cod­ing Kids IT Sum­mer School” project car­ried out by Az­er­cell’s “Barama” In­no­va­tion and En­trepreneur­ship Cen­ter with the sup­port of “PASHA” Bank with the view to raise chil­dren’s in­ter­est on IT and con­trib­ute to the de­vel­op­ment of dig­i­tal ecosys­tem has fin­ished suc­cess­fully. A spe­cial event ded­i­cated to the com­ple­tion of the project was held on Au­gust 31 with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of school chil­dren join­ing the project, as well as par­ents, teach­ers and guests. Fi­dan Tofidi, co­or­di­na­tor of “Barama” Cen­ter, highly eval­u­ated the fact that the project drew sig­nif­i­cant at­ten­tion in the pub­lic as it re­ceived nu­mer­ous ap­pli­ca­tions for at­ten­dance. “Over 300 school chil­dren were regis­tered to take part in the project within first 8 days. We had a sin­gle ob­jec­tive when start­ing “Barama Ju­nior: Cod­ing Kids IT Sum­mer School” project: to be use­ful for chil­dren – our fu­ture. I hope we have achieved our goal”, said the co­or­di­na­tor, adding that 25 school chil­dren were qual­i­fied to at­tend the lessons as a re­sult of se­lec­tion.

The school chil­dren and their par­ents also shared their thoughts and im­pres­sions about the project. The project at­ten­dees were awarded cer­tifi­cates and gifts at the end of the event.

No­tably, “Cod­ing Kids – IT Sum­mer School” aimed to ed­u­cate chil­dren about use­ful pos­si­bil­i­ties of com­put­ers and phones be­sides us­ing them for games and en­ter­tain­ment and turn their in­ter­est for cod­ing into real and prac­ti­cal skills. Un­der the project de­signed for school chil­dren aged 9-15, the par­tic­i­pants were taught about pro­gram­ming in Python, Rasp­berry Pi and HTML for 4 weeks. At the end of the course, the school chil­dren ap­plied their knowl­edge and pre­pared and coded au­to­mated wa­ter­ing de­vice for pot­ted plants. The lessons were based on in­ter­ac­tive study tech­niques and con­ducted by Tu­ral Ah­madov, Python and mo­bile app in­struc­tor at Cod­ing Club Kids, ICT lab­o­ra­tory pro­gram­mer at Baku Engi­neer­ing Univer­sity, and Tu­ral Sadı­gov, a web-de­sign in­struc­tor at Cod­ing Club Kids and mem­ber of the Man­age­ment Board of ICT lab­o­ra­tory at Baku Engi­neer­ing Univer­sity, re­searcher and pro­gram­mer.

The leader of the mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tion in­dus­try, the largest tax­payer and the big­gest in­vestor of the non-oil sec­tor of Azer­bai­jan Az­er­cell Tele­com LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azer­bai­jan’s mo­bile tele­com mar­ket Az­er­cell’s net­work cov­ers 80% of the ter­ri­tory (ex­clud­ing 20% of the oc­cu­pied ter­ri­to­ries) and 99,8% of pop­u­la­tion of the coun­try.

Cur­rently, 4,5 mil­lion sub­scribers choose Az­er­cell ser­vices. Az­er­cell has pi­o­neered an im­por­tant num­ber of in­no­va­tions in Azer­bai­jan, in­clud­ing GSM tech­nol­ogy, ad­vance pay­ment sys­tem, mo­bile in­ter­net ser­vices, Metro cov­er­age, 24/7 call cen­tre ser­vice, 7 day/week Front Of­fice ser­vice, M2M ser­vices, one-stop-shop­ping ap­proach Az­er­cell Ex­press of­fices, mo­bile cus­tomer ser­vices, Online Cus­tomer Care and So­cial Me­dia Cus­tomer Care ser­vices, mo­bile e-sig­na­ture ser­vice “ASAN Imza” etc.

Az­er­cell de­ployed first 4G – LTE ser­vices in Azer­bai­jan in 2012. Ac­cord­ing to the re­sults of mo­bile net­work qual­ity and wire­less cov­er­age map­ping sur­veys by in­ter­na­tional sys­tems, Az­er­cell’s net­work demon­strated the best re­sults among the mo­bile op­er­a­tors of Azer­bai­jan. Az­er­cell is the only com­pany in Azer­bai­jan and CIS re­gion which has been awarded Gold Cer­tifi­cate of In­ter­na­tional “In­vestors in Peo­ple” Stan­dard.

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