Young Minecraft masters and gifted gamers are being invited to join a newly-formed coding club, inspired by a group set up almost 5,000 miles away. Global software solutions company, Saggezza, based at the Sunderland Software Centre, is launching 0Gravity in the new year, a club that invites local 8 to 11 year olds to learn more about coding.
The club will be officially launched on January 20. It will provide youngsters the opportunity to build and expand the popular game, Minecraft, by using java and a system and course called Code Kingdoms. Jill McKinney, training and delivery manager at Sunderland Software City, said: “0Gravity presents an exciting opportunity for local children to be inspired, and to find out more about the kind of roles they might aspire to in the future.
“All the schools we have spoken to so far have been very receptive and we urge others to get in touch as there will be more clubs later in the year.” Click Here For Full Story
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More recently, Saggezza partnered with 14-year-old, Krish Samtani’s 0Gravity.org to launch a coding club for children who are excited by the prospect of programming. 0Gravity.org is an initiative to create awareness, structured training programs and communities for technical education for children between the ages 10-14. 0Gravity.org’s mission is to provide a platform specifically designed for students who possess intellect and aspirations for the best, but haven’t yet been exposed to the absolute wonders of programming and computers.
The first of a kind coding club in India was launched by oGravity.org in collaboration with Saggezza at our corporate facilities in Chennai and Bangalore. The launch received an overwhelming response from young and enthusiastic children eager to explore the benefits of Computer Science in a corporate setting. Several children from Parikrama, The Perfect Raaga and other NGOs are also enrolled in the classes at the Coding Club which are offered completely free of cost. The classes are taught by volunteers who are technology professionals from Saggezza and other corporates. Click here for full story
Besides the fun side to coding, what is driving these kids is the community angle. 14 year old Krish Samtani, student of The International School, Bengaluru (TISB), runs 0Gravity, a coding club for kids. He is partnering with NGOs and schools to include all children who have interest in coding.
Open to children in the age group 10 -16 years, the clubs are conducted at Sagezza’s premises within IIT Madras Research Park and in Bengaluru. On April 8, Saturday, a club will be launched at startup FixNix’s premises in Ashok Nagar. “FixNix University was launched to groom freshers into product developers and security engineers. Our partnership with 0Gravity is in line with our vision to empower youngsters,” said Shanmugavel Sankaran, founder, FixNix. Click here for full story
“I didn’t want to come back from the camp because I was learning so much,” smiles the Bengaluru boy, recently in the city to launch 0Gravity, a free coding club for children between 10 to 15 years. “At the camp, I was exposed to two different kinds of coding, one for game design and the other on mathematics. When I got back home, I searched for coding clubs in the city where I could practice and learn more but there was none!” There were online coding clubs, of course but they did not have enough technical expertise when he got stuck with something.
“I thought it would be a great idea to let kids learn about coding by starting a club where the onus is not just learning but also fun,” Krish says.
0Gravity was first launched in Bengaluru in January with the support of host company Saggezza, and recently launched in Chennai to resounding response. “We’ve got so many registrations that we had to ask many to wait and join the next course, that will start in a few months,” smiles Krish. The 0Gravity coding club will have weekly sessions of two hours each for three months, with each course having 25 participants.Click here for full story
At a time when most people his age spend their days gaming and earning brownie points from peers, 14-year-old Krish Samtani has his sights elsewhere. He developed a love for coding, took it a notch further and launched 0Gravity coding club in Bengaluru. 0Gravity, a free coding club that opened to resounding response, aims to impart training in applied computer science to children by experienced volunteers. And now, the teenager is set to bring the club to Chennai as well.
The inauguration of 0 gravity will be held today at 1pm, free coding club started by Krish Samtani, 14 year old Coder. The club will educate children from age group between 10 and 14 in computer coding.
Krish Samptani, 14-year old, started taking coding lessons from grade 7, and learned programming languages such as Python and Java. He is now set on a mission to share his learning with his generation and therefore started 0 gravity- a free coding club to Children between age 10 and 14 Click Here For Full Story
A free community-driven Kids Coding Club, perhaps the first of its kind in India, is being launched today in IT city by a 14-year-old Bengalurean. He is 14, doesn’t think coding is nerdy, and believes that other kids his age should have access to practical computer training.
Krish Samtani may be a cool young adolescent with an accent to boot, but he has some big ideas for this world. Click Here For Full Story