PayPal, the global leader in online payments, will be conducting its popular ‘Kids in Tech 2017’ Code Camp in Singapore during the September school holidays!
This Camp originated in the United States as ‘Girls in Tech’ programme – a global non-profit initiative focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women in technology and entrepreneurship.
In line with the national agenda to make Singapore a ‘Smart Nation‘, PayPal Singapore has decided to expand the camp enrolment this year to both boys and girls. Open to children aged 9-11, the Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp provides an opportunity for children to learn coding from PayPal experts, while cultivating their passion for technology and programming – a highly desirable skill in today’s digital economy.
More about PayPal Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp
Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp is a fully sponsored event by PayPal Singapore under the Culture and Unity Singapore charter. It hopes to get girls and boys excited about technology so that they will begin exploring the discipline earlier and be more likely to consider IT as a career.
The 3-day Camp focuses on the nature of computers – where they are found, why they are useful, and how they work. Participants will come to recognize code as a language used to instruct computers, as well as a means to tackle complex problems. Through the building of a game in Scratch, participants will learn how to formulate algorithms (chain tasks together to solve a problem), construct loops (computers are great at repetitive tasks so exploit that!) and rely on conditionals (enable computers to make decisions).
They will then move on to explore these concepts through hardware, by building a series of projects using BBC’s Micro:bit. Participants of the camp will not only learn coding, they will also have the chance to tour the PayPal Singapore office to meet and be inspired by the leading team in the sphere of technology.
When and where will the PayPal Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp be held?
Date: Tuesday to Thursday, 5 to 7 September 2017
Time: 8.30am to 6pm (Breakfast, Lunch and Tea Break will be provided)
Venue: PayPal Singapore (Multi-Purpose Room), 5 Temasek Boulevard, #09-01, Singapore 030985
If you are looking for a fun yet educational programme to occupy your kids this September school holidays, look no further! PayPal will be conducting the Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp from 5 to 7 September 2017 right here at its Singapore corporate office. We are delighted to offer 2 loyal readers a chance to send 1 child each to this enriching Coding Camp (each worth USD500). All you need to do is:
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The giveaway ends Sunday 27 August 2017, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winner will be contacted using the email address provided when entering this draw and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. Do take note, that this Kids in Tech 2017 – Code Camp is strictly open to kids 9 to 11 years old only. Please ensure your child is available to attend the camp before you participate in the giveaway. The camp spot is non-transferable.
All entries will be verified before the winner is announced, incomplete and unverified entries will be disqualified. Please note that all Facebook and Instagram accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no authentic posts or very few real friends) will be disqualified. All the best!