The road of a thousand li starts with a first step, said the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. Similarly, any professional path begins with the first chance to demonstrate one's strength and capabilities.
For the participants of CODE Summer School program organized by the IT Ukraine Association, this was the protection of its debut IT-projects before the jury, which took place on the August, 9 in the territory of Kyiv's iHub.
The event was opened with a greeting speech of the Managing Director of the IT Ukraine Association Galina Lakusta:
The Association has been implementing this project for 5 years in a row, and we are very pleased that the project is developing: this year 212 applications were received, of which we selected the 130 best ones. And now, after two months of training, children are ready to present their first real IT projects
Of course, the participants were nervous. According to one of them, his team was writing the speech, debugging and preparing a presentation of the project almost all night long. But the excitement in front of a public performance is nothing compared to the pleasure of the applause of the hall, the praise of the jury and the pride of parents! And children with dignity have passed their first test.
Participants of the jury were impressed with the level of skills, innovative ideas and quality of children's work. Mobile applications, computer games, websites and applications are the level at which the contestants came out in just two months. If they do not stop there, then in a few years they will be able to present the world their own product of the highest brand.
The results of the competition will be known at the awarding ceremony and the closure of the project on August, 16. However, the main achievement for the participants in the courses will not be prizes, but programming skills and self-confidence backed up by practical experience.
The Association is extremely grateful for the support in conducting the courses to our partners – Valtech Ukraine, Daxx, GlobalLogic Ukraine, Luxoft Ukraine, SoftServe, DataArt, Svitla Systems, EPAM Ukraine, ITVDN, DAN.IT education, Volta, EDUGET, Kyiv Maker Faire та KidsCode.