We have heard many new initiatives and plans to make Singapore a Smart Nation. You can imagine our kids would need to be in the know of all things digital too! I am so excited PayPal Singapore is organising another coding Day Camp this year, after their successful all-girls camp last year. And this time, it’s for Boys too!
This year, it’s a 3-day camp Kids in Tech 2017 held during the September Holidays and it will be conducted by SG Code Campus, a popular coding school for kids. It aims to get the kids excited about technology and expose them to Information Technology (IT), all in a very safe and non-threatening environment! They will learn about design thinking methodology and code development to build their first application.
I had a look at what they will learn at camp and was very impressed! The Arts student in me have zero idea about many IT matters! Honestly, it sounds really fun!
Firstly, the camp is held in Singapore PayPal uber cool office, so the kids get to tour the office and get first hand exposure to working in a tech company!
The kids will learn the nature of computers, recognise coding as a computer language and from there, a brief introduction to programming. They will get a chance to program their own application using Scratch. And to further enhance their coding knowledge and practicality, they will get involved in the BBC MICRO:BIT craze and start building applications and games using the hardware.
Imagine the kids will get to formulate algorithms and write codes to create their very own app! And Parents are invited to attend the closing session when the kids get present their apps and do a demo! Woohooo!
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PayPal Singapore is sponsoring the entire camp and I have TWO spots to give away! Each spot is worth USD500! Here are some details!
Date: 5-7 September 2017 (Tues-Thu)
Time: 8.30 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Breakfast, Lunch and Tea break provided)
Venue: PayPal Singapore office, Suntec City
Targeted Audience: Kids aged 9-11 years old
Here’s how you can to join the giveaway! (Ed Unloaded is running a similar giveaway, you can hop over to increase your chances!)
- Comment on this blog post and tell us why you want your child to attend the AppJamming Camp?
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- Share this blog post on your Facebook Wall with the Caption “Join PayPal’s AppJamming Camp for FREE!” (Tag at least 2 friends)
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The Giveaway ends 28 August 2017 at 2359 hrs.
(Editor’s decision on Winners are final, and Facebook accounts used solely for Giveaways will NOT be entertained. All incomplete entries will also automatically be disqualified. The management reserves all rights to amend or change the terms & conditions of this promotion without prior notice. Final decisions will be made by Mum’s the Word)
And Congratulations to Germaine and Lisa! We will be contacting shortly regarding the camp!
Disclaimer: PayPal sponsored the two spots and there were no monetary remuneration given. All opinions are 100% my own.