Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid States Coding Is Going to the Language of the Future
The UAE is on their way to crack the code in their earnest bid to train 1 million Arabs so that they can be at the limelight of new technology.
His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai has signaled coding might become the future language for technologies. He made this statement after attending a graduation ceremony for the One Million Arab Coders. This drive has been established in order to train one million Arabs in the leading skills of computer programming over a period of three years.
Over 22000 people from all over the world have finished the program this year.
The ceremony was held at the Mall of the Emirates in Al Barsha. During the ceremony, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed stated that grasping new technologies would offer new set of opportunities to the young people and it would help the people to climb in their career ladder. Moreover, coding is going to be important over the coming years and help the country’s economy to improve.
The ceremony was also attended by a number of high ranking person, such as His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.
The coding campaign has already become a great hit, with 375,000 people enrolling for its first edition.
During the ceremony, a new virtual learning base named TeachMeNow was inaugurated, and 250 participants were given scholarships for their accomplishments in the programme.
The One Million Arab Coders drive, is backed by the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation, comprises multiple stages.
For the first stage, members from all over the world would need register and join one of two categories – Arab students or Tutors. During stage two applicants would need to complete several three-month virtual coding programmes.
The drive is backed by Udacity, Bayt.com, Facebook, Oracle and Barmaj.com. The One Million Arab Coders was started by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid last October.