YouthSpark

When girls win, we all win.

This International Girls in ICT Day it’s clear – when girls win, we all win. There’s no escaping it: the impact of STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – are crucial in today’s connected world. Not too long ago, anyone who wanted to surf the web had to … Read more »

Europe Code Week

This Europe Code Week, we focus on short-term and long-term ways to prepare current and future generations for our modern, digital workforce; and ultimately nurture a passion for STEM education among young Europeans. Check out what we have planned around the region! … Read more »

Dutch NGO goes all out: 10,000 young coders to break world record

Dutch NGO CodeUur gets parents involved as they aim to change the school curriculum and set a world record in coding. World records are made to be broken! Coinciding with the kick-off of Europe Code Week, Dutch NGO Code Uur, Microsoft Netherlands, Dutch schools, students, teachers and education ministers today set a … Read more »

Inspiring a new generation of inventors

By Don Grantham, President, Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) This week we are hosting the 2016 Microsoft Global Educator Exchange in Budapest, Hungary. It is an opportunity for educators from across the world to come together, share ideas and collaborate on new classroom tools and teaching methods for students. … Read more »

Microsoft expands global YouthSpark initiative to focus on computer science

SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 16, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. announced on Wednesday a new commitment of $75 million in community investments over the next three years to increase access to computer science education for all youth, and especially for those from under-represented backgrounds. Through the company’s global YouthSpark initiative, scores of … Read more »

Meet the women who will shape Europe’s future

Nuvola Rosa

Marina is a straight A student aiming to pursue a career in medicine; Molly and Lois are both passionate interior designers; and Rocio is an aspiring engineer with a desire to help build Europe’s future. What do they have in common? All four recognise the importance of technology in securing … Read more »

BandBarian Helps People to get Fighting Fit

Renata Ciesielska is a student at the University of Lodz in Poland. She’s also a member of the Imagine Cup finalist team, Serious English Name. Her brother is an ambitious and talented young man with a bright future ahead of him. However, like many young people, he finds it challenging … Read more »

Stir your senses with Stimulus

Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Virtual Reality (VR) in 2014 threw a spotlight on the virtual world. Everyone from developers and enterprise professionals, to gamers and sports fanatics started to reimagine the world around them. Whether speaking to a foreign medical specialist from your lounge, or exploring the craters of the … Read more »

Turning posture ‘up to 11’ with this Spinal App

Whether at school or the dinner table, at some point everyone has been scolded with the words “sit up straight!” and “don’t slouch!” We can all fall foul of poor posture at times but the long-term repercussions of ignoring curving shoulders can be significant. Long-term damage can reportedly range from … Read more »