12/11/2018

Coolest Projects Milano ready to amaze with young people’s projects

The second edition of Coolest Projects Milano, a community-led event of coding and digital making, will take place at Politecnico University this Saturday. The event encompasses many initiatives: a contest for young people from 7 to 17 years, free workshops for teachers, coding laboratories and design thinking for kids and talks from those in the digital sector.

Introduce youngsters to the programming world in an entertaining way, from an early age. Prepare the ground for tomorrow’s programmers and designers. Take advantage of their curiosity and desire to get involved to direct their creative skills on a road to the concrete and useful future, even for work,  stimulate them to present the value of their work.

These are the objectives set by Coolest Projects Milano, in its second edition, with an even richer offer than last year when it attracted a lot of interest from the public and the press.

Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 10.00 to 17.00 in Pavilion BL27 of the Bovisa Politecnico University,  via Lambruschini 4.

This projects showcase, for students aged 7 to 17, is an opportunity for them to present their creativity on a stage, and to compete for the chance to win the trip to Dublin where they can present their projects at the Coolest Projects International.

The event will be an opportunity for young people in Italy who are new to coding to participate in the numerous workshops offered by our technical partners. The laboratories cover a wide age range, from the 3D Draw and Print lab with TinkerCad proposed by ComPVter, to Robot Ranger by World Robotic Olympiad, from Wikipasta Laboratory proposed by ALaDDIn – University of Milan to Tinkering and robots: challenges for the mind proposed by Yunik – University of Milan-Bicocca.

This year there will be special workshops for girls to promote creativity related to coding. IED offers Coding Girls, and Girls Code It Better offers stReAm Team!

In order to disseminate digital culture in schools, Coolest Projects Milan offers a wide range of interactive workshops for teachers of primary and secondary school. The exceptional partners who will realize them are CampuStore Academy, Apple, Intesi Group, Women & Tech and Politecnico Foundation.

Speeches on the theme “Digital world, future and sustainability” will provide the opportunity to reflect on how the digital world improves people’s lives, protects the environment and represents a chance to get  a job in tomorrow’s economy. Accenture Italia, NTTData, Laborplay, Ispra’s European Commission Joint Center, Fastweb, will be among the important speakers on the stage.

The novelty of this second edition is the presence of the “Inspiring” area where visitors can admire the numerous applications of the digital world. Autonomous vehicles by the Bicocca University, CoderBot, sustainable mobility by EU JRC, a prototype of a missile by Politecnico di Milano, smart fabrics for the football tricots by Comftech, tires with Pirelli sensors and much more.

Programming is not just about entering codes, but understanding how to solve problems, using logic and creativity – says Giacomo Cusano, President of Coderdojo Milano (the first Italian Dojo, active since 2013). “In addition to promoting digital culture, learning to program means spreading gender equality and bringing out new job opportunities“.

Save the date: Saturday 17 November 2018, 10.00 am via Lambruschini 4 Bovisa Politecnico University.