Empire Code News
CODER OF THE MONTH
Meet our Roblox coder Leonardo, our February 2021 Coder of the Month. Leo’s is an outstanding student with keen interest in hardware and game design!
SMART NATION 2021
Happy 2021! We conducted a Roblox Studio workshop in partnership with the Prime Minister’s office. Students in Singapore coded and created a lightsaber!
3D MODELLING & ANIMATION
Due to popular demand, we launched our first 3D computer graphics course with Blender! Models created are compatible with Roblox, Unity, and the Unreal Engine.
ANNOUNCING LOVES BACK
We’ve launched our online social tech platform, Empire Code Loves Back, a teaching and learning community which focuses on Skills Development, Mental Wellbeing and Sustainable Goals. Most importantly, it’s meant to support our friends with disabilities too.
ROBLOX DEVELOPMENT COMPETITION
Congratulations to our champion Angeline Levar who walked away with SGD1,000 in cash in our 2020 competition. A big thank you to all our participants who were a part of making this competition a success! Stay tuned for our 2021 competition announcement!
SMART NATION 2020
An initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office, we rolled out an online session on Minecraft coding using Microsoft’s Minecraft: Education Edition. Singapore students aged 8 to 12 learnt computer science and game development fundamentals on the day.
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE 2020 AWARD
Big congratulations to our Empire Code team Green Climate for winning the First LEGO League 2020 Competition: Coorperative Model Award! So proud of our team for coming up with their impressive LEGO model while building true-lasting friendships in the process. Hip Hip Hurray!
Empire Code, Microsoft & ASEAN Foundation are inviting ASEAN youth to join the 2020 Data Science competition. Let’s use data science to understand and promote ASEAN culture and heritage. Hurry up, submissions close 11 September 2020.
CODER OF THE MONTH
Empire Code Education launches Coder Of The Month! Students are selected based on their love for coding and willingness to share their passion with others. Being a great team player (be it virtually or at the centre) is an important criteria.
SUPPORTING FREE LEARNING
With the ASEAN Foundation and Microsoft, we hosted a free learn to code webinar for Singaporeans and Bruneians. Our Empire Code trained master trainers from across ASEAN hosted in their native languages too.
BANK OF CHINA OFFER
Enjoy 5% off on your first Minecraft: Education Edition coding trial class when you pay with your Bank of China Singapore credit and debit cards. Hurry up and book now before the offer ends 31 May 2020!
ONLINE CONFERENCING CLASSES
How do online classes work? Online classes provide an alternative for children to learn computer science in the comfort of their home. Watch this video for our 6 year old’s perspective of an online training.
THE MASCOT ON THE BIG SCREEN
When our mascot finds herself in a while loop on a big screen at Microsoft Singapore’s HQ. Literally, “while” office is open, video loops 🤣. As seen on Microsoft’s International Womens Day video.
MICROSOFT TECH COMMUNITY APAC
Understand the journey of an impaired coder, technology by and for everyone, accessibility and inclusivity. By Joshua Tseng, Empire Code R&D and Daiana Beitler, Microsoft Philanthropies Director, Asia.
EMPIRE CODE GETS FILMED
We went into film production to train teachers and students across 180 primary schools in Singapore, all thanks to Microsoft! With a global pandemic amongst us, the importance of online trainings have escalated.
MENTORING WITH TAKTOPIA JAPAN
Special thanks to タクトピア株式会社 / TAKTOPIA who invited us in as a mentor. From tech apps and engineering design, students from Tennoji Senior High in Osaka impressed us at the National University of Singapore.
MICROSOFT INDONESIA EDUSUMMIT
We’re at the Microsoft Indonesia EduSummit, with thanks to Myedusolve! Find out more about what we are up to in Indonesia, from training camps in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, and online classes.
HACK THE AMAZING RACE CODES
It’s a coding Amazing Race! We created an amazing race for SIM Global Education, where participants overcame several sets of coding relay challenges with debugging problems and code-themed riddles through lots of fun.
INTERNATIONAL ROBOT OLYMPICS
Joining over 100 teams across Asia, our Team Dragons represented Singapore in the International Robot Olympics held in Malacca, Malaysia! Well done team for returning with bronze medals, what an amazing effort!
Thank you to Code for Everyone for inviting us to speak at the Computer Science Education conference in Tokyo! We love the work you are doing and we look forward to collaborating more with Japan!
COOLTHINK AT JC 賽馬會運算思維教育
In partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, we provided mentoring prizes at the CoolThink at JC 賽馬會運算思維教育 Hong Kong coding grand finals! Thank you Jocelyn Chen for representing us!
SINGAPORE US EMBASSY FEATURE
We were filmed by the US Embassy in Singapore on creating an inclusive society for people with disabilities. An American Corporate Excellence (ACE) episode focusing on our hiring and Joshua our R&D hire.
NATIONAL PRIMARY GAMES
Congratulations again to all the winners of the National Primary Games 2019 held by Wellington Primary! We were honored to be your guest judges today for Scratch & Minecraft: Education Edition.
STRAITS TIMES PRESS COMMENT
Empire Code’s Jasmine gives some advice in The Straits Times on how to encourage our children to code. Especially with computer science now a compulsory subject for middle primary school students in Singapore.
TEACHING FOR SOCIAL GOOD
With thanks to Omesti for making a positive impact at Ideas Academy, we got to provide students protected under the UNHCR with frontend web development skills in Kuala Lumpur. To empowerment through skills.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNESCO
We’ve begun a new collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). To making our planet a better place for our children through techonological impact.