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Microsoft Latvia concludes pilot project

Jul 28, 2014
Microsoft programming school was a nine-months Microsoft Latvia pilot project in which 20 7th to 9th grade students from schools of general education learnt the programming languages and worked in teams to create their first Windows 8 applications. More than 220 pupils from all Latvian regions applied for the 20 vacancies in the Microsoft programming school.

The aim of Microsoft programming school was to provide youth with an opportunity to learn programming basics, to work in teams and to go through all stages of program development - from idea to publication in the Windows Store.

Microsoft programming school was free of charge and took place in accordance with the pre-drawn training schedule - from September to May, on certain dates on Saturdays at Microsoft Latvia office. Both the theory and practice taught by technology experts encouraged young people to learn html, css, JavaScript programming basics and get to know the Windows Store application development process - the design and development principles.

On June 2nd the first graduates of Microsoft programming school gathered in Microsoft Latvia office to present their first Windows 8 apps and demonstrate the knowledge they acquired during the programming school.

According to Tomass Bērziņš, a participant from Riga French Lyceum: „If you never try, you will always fail. If you always try, everything will turn out all right".

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