We're Partnering with Flow Traders and PPOZO to organize 'Rising Technologist' Roadshow During EU Code Week 2018 (October 6 - 21), Stichting NewTechKids will organize the 'Rising Technologists Road Show' in Amsterdam Southeast, supported by Flow Traders and Primair Onderwijs Zuidoost PPOZO. Although the community is considered disadvantaged, we describe the children there as 'Rising Technologists' because they can become future technologists if they receive computer science education. Read our report on these kids here. Under

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Stichting NewTechKids has launched an exciting, new initiative in collaboration with the Amsterdam-based team of Salesforce.org, the non-profit philanthropic arm of the American tech company. Salesforce.org sponsors a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives around the world and its employees are involved as volunteers. From November - December 2017, we are teaching a Computational Thinking bootcamp in Amsterdam for second chance youth ages 17-25 who have returned to high school. We’re providing

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Today, we kicked off our 2017 EU Code Week Road Show for Rising Technologists at the Nellestein primary school in Amsterdam South. Over the next two weeks, we'll be teaching an 'Intro to Programming Concepts' lesson at schools in this predominantly low-income, minority community where students don't normally receive computer science education. We refer to students there as 'Rising Technologists' because we believe that with opportunity and access to computer science education, they have the potential to

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Stichting NewTechKids has developed a new curriculum module focused on teaching  kids ages 10-14 the thinking and logic behind Artificial Intelligence (AI). This week, we're partnering with the Amsterdam Municipal Library and NewTechKids, a company which organises computer science programs during and after school, to test five, AI-related lessons during a special Fall school vacation bootcamp. From online gaming and Apple's Siri to self-driving cars and customer service chatbots, AI is all around us. Machine learning is driving

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Stichting NewTechKids is committed to stimulating girls' interest in computer science and programming, beginning in primary school. We're developing new teaching approaches and lesson plans which recognise how both girls and boys learn this subject and the differences in their learning processes. Our goal is to share our knowledge and experience with schools, teachers and parents. In late 2016/early 2017, we'll publish a report which provides: an overview of our approach to teaching computer science our

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