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UAE Codes Day attracts more than 100,000 participation in largest community movement to learn future language

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DUBAI, 31st October, 2022 (WAM) -- Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy, and Remote Work Applications, emphasised that the “UAE Codes” Day represented a national platform to stimulate partnerships and integration between the public and private sectors in launching the largest community movement to learn coding in the UAE.

This came as the “UAE Codes” Day concluded its events, which took place in multiple areas across the UAE that took place between 29th and 31st October to distribute coding knowledge, build an innovative network of coders, and highlight its role in easing life.

Omar Al Olama stated that the UAE has solidified its status as the global hub to attract experts, talents and great minds in the coding field, through activating effective cooperation between government and private sectors promoting new opportunities to accelerate digital development.

He pointed out that the “UAE Codes” Day witnessed a vast participation from across the country, mainly in the “Everyone Can Code” Campaign, that attracted more 100,000 participations days after its launching, adding “society participation reflects people’s willingness to learn coding and master future languages, which ultimately enhances digitisation and UAE's leading position in empowering coders.”

Al Olama further said, “This number is a positive indicator to reach the highest number of coders per capita in the world.”

The “UAE Codes” Day witnessed various events, organised in partnership with numerous government entities, primarily; Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), Sharjah E-government, General Secretariat of the Executive Council, UAE Football Association, Public Prosecution Dubai, Securities and Commodities Authority, and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Government entities also included; Dubai Municipality, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), Museum of The Future, the Emirates Schools Establishment, RTA, Dubai Police, Emirates Global Aluminium, University of Sharjah, the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, Zayed University, Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park, Rubu’ Qarn institution, Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation, General Women's Union, Maqta Gateway HQ, The Supreme Council for Motherhood & Childhood, Teachers Association, and Emirates Down Syndrome Association.

From the private sector, various companies and institutions organised knowledge events, including; Microsoft, Google, Toda, Oli Oli, VMWARE, Fun Robotics, “Ferjan Dubai”, Dubai Design District of Tecom Group, Majid Al Futtaim group, Etisalat, Du, and entrepreneurs had participated in the successes of “UAE CODES” through initiatives, campaigns, hackathon and workshops.

As part of the “UAE Codes” Day, Coding Ambassadors were announced, as part of The National Programme for Coders initiatives, aiming to enhance community participation in the “Everyone can code” campaign, integrate coders them with society, create a positive network, and design innovate solutions through it.

The “UAE CODES” Day, marked by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, focused on enhancing the coding community and providing an effective platform for coders to exchange experiences, knowledge, and coding skills to create a digital economy based on innovation and modern technology and build their coding capabilities and AI technology.

Lina Ibrahim/ Hazem Hussein