Codingal to host ‘National Coding Summit 2021’ to mark World Youth Skills Day

Bengaluru: Codingal, a leading coding platform for K-12 today announced that it would be hosting National Coding Summit 2021 on July 15, 2021. 

The online summit will coincide with the World Youth Skills Day and offer school-going students, their parents and teachers an opportunity to interact with policymakers, technology companies, leading education institutions including UNICEF, Adobe, Microsoft, UiPath, Manav Rachna University, KR Mangalam World School. 

“The National Coding Summit marks a unique and first-of-its-kind coming together of industry, policymakers and academia to discuss the future of STEM education in the country. It also offers students, parents and teachers a rare opportunity to interact with leading educators and senior corporate professionals on the emerging trends in technology education, and the importance of learning to code in schools,” said Vivek Prakash, cofounder of Codingal. 

The inaugural summit’s theme is ‘Code the Future of India’. The online event will kick off at 10 am on July 15 and will feature insightful panel discussions on 

  • Relevance of coding in schools
  • New National Education Policy 
  • Skills necessary for success in the future 
  • Industry partnerships and collaborations can drive STEM education in India
  • Global and Indian Perspective in K12 Education
  • Corporate Social Responsibility in K12 and STEM learning

Venkatesh Sarvasiddhi, Senior Head, Digital Skills, Innovation & CSR, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) said, “The emerging technologies heavily influence our present, and the future seems to be driven by tech. It is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the industry and academia to ensure every child is nurtured with skills that will benefit them in the long run. As rightly identified by National Educational Policy 2020, skills such as coding can help students inculcate creativity and help develop early entrepreneurial abilities. I am glad to be part of the National Coding Summit, steering dialogues to benefit our future generations.”

Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, Founder, KIIT International School, says, “As educators, we have to embrace changes and developments that will benefit the future of our students. I congratulate Codingal for undertaking this initiative and offering both students and teachers a platform to learn more about opportunities in STEM education. Additionally, the chance to talk to senior technology professionals and industry leaders will be an assuring and enriching experience for both parents and students alike.”