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I’d like to introduce myself, I am a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) which is a volunteer student program active in over 110 countries around the world, and I’ve been selected a Microsoft technology expert on my university campus.
The MSP program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those chase their dreams. Part of this dream is to be able to share my passion for technology with others and make sure the next generation of students understand how computer science can be a catalyst to create and achieve great things and unlock opportunities for youth around the world.
We know that computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.
The reason I’m contacting you is this year we’d like to make it even bigger. We are hosting an Hour of Code station at The Durban University of Technology. Everyone (kids, parents, CEOs etc.) is welcome to come in and complete their Hour of Code, even USA president Barack Obama recently completed his Hour of Code.
Date: 13 December 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (Anytime within this period)
Venue: 22 Winterton Walk,
DUT, Ritson Campus, LAB 5
We’re hoping to reach 100 million participants by the end of the year and I’m hoping with your support you’ll allow me to help contribute to that goal.
Also we have some goodies for those who complete their Hour of Code at this station 😀