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Project Heartcode Kicked Off Pilot Run Programme

Project HeartCode is a technology community service initiative founded by Ellipsis (SMU Information Systems Society) in collaboration with SMU Devera. It aims to benefit the underprivileged youths by teaching them fundamental programming skills and to stimulate their interest in the computer science field.
 
The meaningful project introduces youths to programming through web development, specifically HMTL, CSS, and JavaScript programming language. The project also hopes to create social consciousness amongst the youths by asking the student participants to in the process, think about the causes they care about and the values that they can create as individuals.
 
Through the generous contribution of Mr Ng Kai Wa and the Lee Foundation, Project HeartCode kicked off a successful pilot run programme on 18 December 2017. The pilot run programme was conducted from 18 to 22 December 2017, with a total of 17 students from Bukit Panjang Government High.
 
The students underwent the 5-day workshop in high spirits at the Singapore Management University. Delving into the discussion of social issues on the first day, the students were tasked to create their individual websites regarding the social issues they care about in Singapore. They learnt to use HTML programming language and to design a paper prototype of their website.
 
Engaging the students with a discussion about various social issues in both local and international context.
 
HeartCode team coaching the students through the prototyping process.
 

On the second and third day, the students learnt Bootstrap, a front-end web framework for designing websites and web applications, as well as CSS programming language. With the guidance of their mentors, they began working on their personal websites.
 

Students attentively following the walkthrough by our Head Instructor.

Instructor, Mentor & Mentee putting their heads together to solve bugs.

The final day of the workshop saw the students presenting the websites they created. Prizes were given out to the top three websites based on design, delivery of information and the quality of their presentation.

Project HeartCode Leader, Zul Yang, presented the prizes to the top three winners [from left to right: Amanda (first prize), Jing Han (second prize), and Sean (third prize)].

Last but not least, Project HeartCode would like to extend its deepest gratitude towards Mr Ng Kai Wa and the Lee Foundation, as it would not have been made possible without their continuous support.
 
 The students’ work can be found on http://smuheartcode.sg/, along with highlights of the project.

Last updated on 30 Jan 2018 .