Microsoft MakeCode has partnered with Code Ninjas – a children’s coding franchise across Canada, the UK and USA – to introduce an extracurricular initiative called Prodigy Program, which will teach children coding skills.
Microsoft will help to create the programme curriculum, covering a range of topics from game design to hardware programming.
“We’ve teamed up with Microsoft MakeCode to bring your child an experience like no other,” said Navin Guraney, CEO of Code Ninjas. “This isn’t just about playing games – it’s about understanding them from the inside out. Think of it as an exclusive backstage pass to the universe that creates the games they adore.”
Participants will be able to virtually meet the Minecraft and MakeCode teams and take part in exclusive interviews with professionals from Xbox, Bing and AI. Microsoft will also provide a tour of its headquarters and a Microsoft Surface Pro 9 to three winners.
“Partnering with Code Ninjas on the Prodigy Program perfectly aligns with our mission to empower, inspire and enable the next generation of technology creators and innovators,” said Jaqueline Russell, programme manager of Microsoft MakeCode. “We’re eager to see what these young minds will create and contribute to the world of technology.”