Tiny Thinkers x IMDA
Recognised by President Halimah Yacob and Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, our lauded partnership – fully supported and funded by the IMDA, Nexus and Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been praised by many in Singapore’s pursuit of a Smart Nation. Through events like the ECDA Early Childhood exhibition fair (where we got to work with Preschool Principals on incorporating Coding into their curriculum) as well as NLB’s kidsREAD programme, we introduce children to computational thinking and spread awareness of its importance in today’s digital economy.
Student ambassadors are also awarded a National certificate by the IMDA. They also secure community service hours which are crucially needed when applying for prestigious Ivy League universities – giving you the additional edge to gain a place like our student Sarah, who gained a full scholarship for her Computer Engineering degree in the USA!
Smart Nation Together
Since 2014, the Smart Nation initiative has been transforming and bettering Singapore’s government, businesses and society with digital technology. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of building a strong digital nation and hope to play our part in engaging Singaporeans with our workshops to keep their interest in tech very much alive and fuel their desire to learn more. Staying true to our mission of nurturing future leaders of technology, we have conducted Scratch workshops for young children and are proud to do more as part of the #smartnationtogether series!
Coding Lab is proud to be invited by Smart Nation Singapore to conduct exciting programming sessions for people from all walks of life through the PMO Series. We are also thrilled to be identified as one of Singapore’s key industry leaders in technology when we were 1 of the 30 participants invited to the Smart Nation & U 2021 launch speech by DPM Heng Swee Keat. We will continue to work towards supporting the country’s efforts towards building an inclusive Smart Nation.
Shopee Code League 2020 and 2021
For two years running, Coding Lab is honoured to be invited as the Official Training Partner for Shopee’s Code League! As the Data Science and Analytics experts, we were engaged to helm the training sessions on Python, Object-Oriented Programming, and Data Science. Our dedicated tutors trained more than 3,000 code league participants and taught topics ranging from Pandas, SciPy to Analytics and Statistics.
Supported by the IMDA and Smart Nation Singapore, the Shopee Code League online coding challenge consists of a series of competitions, online algorithm questions and online training workshops open to all students and professionals across the region. Thank you to Shopee for continually trusting us and our passionate educators to bring the joys of coding to talented coders from all over the region. We hope our participants were able to upskill themselves and grow in their coding abilities, and we wish everyone all the best in the largest online code league in the region!
OCBC Bank – 3-Day Workshop
Coding Lab is always excited to partner with the industry. We held a three-day workshop for OCBC Bank’s 50 aspiring young talents, where participants picked up Python and Data Analytics. They brought their ideas to life with code, coming up with fantastic projects in their hackathon, such as a Housing Pricing trend analysis, Stroke Predictor, Dengue Hotspot app, and even analysed box office blockbuster sales. We know that the skills they picked up will certainly come in handy in their career and lives. Here’s to great world-changing projects – one coder at a time!
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Thank you to IMDA for letting us be a part of SG:Digital Wonderland Special Edition 2020 for the second year! As part of the virtual Emerging Tech workshop series, it was our honour to have the opportunity to teach 30 young participants about Machine Learning, where they trained their models to recognise people with and without masks. We are glad to be a constant partner of IMDA, and we will continue to nurture future leaders in technology as we advocate digital inclusivity among kids and teens.
Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI)
We held a full-day workshop for finance staff from MCI to get to know coding and its many applications. We introduced participants to programming, tech devices, and got them engaged by making their own minigames and animations. They learnt the importance of programming and its applications, and got to understand how codes come alive – especially in their work.
MOE Staff Training
In March 2019, we collaborated with the Ministry of Education (MOE) and taught staff how to code a DNA sequencing matcher game with Scratch, passing down the knowledge of computational thinking. It was a fun-filled and exciting afternoon for us all!
Python for NUS Undergraduates
We were thrilled to be invited by the National University of Singapore to organise a series of Python coding workshops for their undergraduates. These lucky undergraduates even got to speak to our tech advisor, Li Jia (also an ex-NUS Computer Science student), who is now based in New York, where he shared more on his job and programming challenges as a VP at Credit Suisse. We firmly believe that coding is the new literacy and are glad to have been able to impart the necessary skills and knowledge in Python that would be useful in the future.
I’m The Best Coder Challenge
We were honoured to be appointed as a trusted Training Partner for Shopee’s I’m the Best Coder Challenge. More than 60 participants came to our training programme and walked away with stronger skills in Python that would aid them in the competition. We hope that they gained valuable knowledge and we wish them all the best in their coding journey!
Cisco Summer Code Camp
40 enthusiastic young coders at Cisco underwent a 30-hour camp with us over Summer. They coded many cool games and presented their creations to their parents at a pizza party on the last day! We are excited to have given them a head start in this digital age, allowing them to make their own creations whilst getting acquainted with the basics of coding.
Ubisoft Family Day
Ubisoft engaged us to run coding programmes for their family day. Participants got introduced to their latest games, and rotated around the different stations which included Coding. We had great fun interacting with programmers from Ubisoft who were intrigued by how we teach the littles to code with the child-friendly, age-appropriate interactive tools that we brought!
Zendesk Family Day
It was a fun-filled family day at Zendesk, where we conducted workshops (pre-vetted by their programmers, of course!) for children aged 4 to 12. The younger ones got to program a robot, design and construct Strawbees whilst the older kids learnt the visual programming language of Scratch, giving them an exciting introduction into the world of coding.
Brands’ – Inter-Primary Robotics Competition
We held the Inter-Primary Robotics Competition in collaboration with Brands Singapore, where we had participants from more than 30 primary schools. It was heartening to see the teamwork and great effort from all the teams as they coded and dressed up their mBots and applied themselves to the challenge of using mBot sensors to reach the treasure first!
Joint Roadshow with Citibank at SmartKids Asia
During the March holidays, we collaborated with Citibank at SmartKids Asia. We took the opportunity to spread the word about coding through workshops and hands-on activities. We hope that this piqued their interest in coding and gave them the impetus to kickstart their coding!
National Library Board – Staff Workshop
Our Coding Lab team had lots of fun at Jurong Regional Library, training staff from the National Library Board to code using stories and nursery rhymes! Everyone had a great time learning how to code as our sporting participants tried their hands at play-acting and voice-acting in their stories. Coding is indeed the new literacy. Watch out for this during Storytelling events!
Sanofi Corporate Lunch Workshop
We started with the idea that it would benefit everyone to have some programming knowledge, which will come in handy in the workforce. Staying true to our roots, Coding Lab held a lunch workshop for the employees of Sanofi, bringing our MIT-inspired curriculum for Scratch to the office. Participants had great fun programming a digital Christmas card to share with their friends and families!
Digital For Life x IMDA x SenseTime – AI Bootcamp
We had the joy of working with SenseTime and IMDA to impact more than 100 students from over 40 schools in June 2022. Throughout the SenseTime AI Bootcamp, we were able to witness the innovative solutions shared by the students and watch them grow their potential in achieving greater heights. It was indeed inspiring to mentor these young budding talents throughout the 5-day bootcamp and we hope this motivates the students to continue their coding journey and to become future leaders of technology.
Port of Singapore Authority – Coding x Music
Are you a Star Wars fan? Well, these folks are! For PSA’s family day, we were invited to conduct a Star Wars-themed corporate workshop, incorporating multidisciplinary elements ranging from Music-making to programming. PSA staff managed to play the theme song in an ensemble format, which they recorded and used for their self-programmed Star Wars animation scene, taking the ‘personal touch’ to the next level!
Salesforce Adventure Day
We were glad to have the opportunity to spark joy in children through coding at the Salesforce Adventure Day! At this event, we introduced coding in Minecraft. It was heartwarming to see the amazement in the children’s eyes as they managed to automate the building of complex and beautiful skyscrapers with the click of a button. It’s always fulfilling to be able to do what we love best – engaging kids with code! We hope this experience has ignited their interest and passion in coding to become future leaders of technology.
OCBC Bank – Python Data Analytics Workshop for trainees from their Graduate Talent Programme
It has been a pleasure to once again partner with OCBC Bank. We held a three-day workshop for OCBC Bank’s 40 aspiring young talents from the Graduate Talent Programme, where participants picked up Python and Data Analytics. It has been a great experience teaching these trainees, and Educators Hovan and Stephanie are enthused by their dedication to learning as many of them stayed back after the workshop to work on their business cases. Spanning across various departments from Marketing and HR, to IT, it is amazing to see how programming has become pervasive in every job function. We know that the skills they picked up will certainly come in handy in their career and lives. We wish them all the best in their career!