Lift off for Sunderland 0Gravity tech club
Written by Scott McGerty on 20th January 2018
The next generation of tech talent is set to soar in Sunderland, thanks to a newly launched coding club inspired by a group set up almost 5,000 miles away.
Global software solutions company, Saggezza, based at the Sunderland Software Centre, will launch its 0Gravity coding club, with 15 young people from in and around the city attending an event today (Saturday 20th January)
The club – which will run weekly groups until March 26th – will work with young people every Monday evening to teach them the technical skills. to expand the popular game Minecraft, by using java and a system and course called Code Kingdoms.
It is hoped the club will inspire the next generation to take an interest in technology, and spark a desire to pursue a career in the growing sector in the future.
The launch of Saggezza’s 0Gravity coding club later today, will see 8-11 year olds descend on the city’s flagship tech hub to learn how to code.
The youngsters will also meet the young boy who came up with the concept of 0Gravity more than 3,000 miles away in India
The idea for the group came from a similar collective set up in India by 14-year old Krish Samtani, who has flown in especially to attend the Sunderland launch event to explain the impact it has had in India.
Already, there is a waiting list of 20 more young people who wish to take part in the next 0Gravity coding club which runs for the next few weeks at Sunderland Software Centre on Tavistock Place in Sunderland.
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