Serbia Stages 130 Events during Europe Code Week, Enters Top 10 Countries

BY ON October 14

This morning, around 150 elementary school kids gathered in Belgrade Startit Center to mark the beginning of the Code Week, which takes place from 15 to 23 October throughout Europe. With a total of 130 events to be organized this week, Serbia is among top ten countries that will take part in the “initiative to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way”.

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Our little guests were greeted by Caba Veres, EU Codeweek Ambassador to Serbia, Bojan Rošković, an intern at Google, Ranko Trifković, a game designer and specialist in children education and Gavrilo Andrić, an assistant in Petnica Science Center and a member of the APE.Robotics team.

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Together with the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunication, we wished to show children, parents and teachers just how much fun programming can be and to give them some tips and tricks where to head next if they want to pursue this path.

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Tatjana Matić, the Ministry’s State Secretary used the event to officially open Code Week in Serbia, during which Startit will hold visiting lectures at elementary schools. We are really excited to be a part of this event, as already over 500 kids have attended our free programming courses. Their interest has inspired us to extend the scope of the project into the next year – these programs will take place throughout the entire 2017, and will be coming to other cities and towns across the country.

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