fbpx

Blog

Our News & Events
29
Aug
Jon us at KidZania Singapore

Win tickets to KidZania with us! Empire Code will be at KidZania with Lenovo from 26 Aug to 15 Sep 2019. Students of ours stand a chance to win pairs of KidZania tickets when you drop your name in our centre’s “Space Globe”; if you’re not an existing student, sign up for a trial class […]

Posted in: Singapore,
19
Jul
Be Part of the Future Ready ASEAN Platform

We kicked off across ASEAN in May and have now completed across 9 ASEAN countries – Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, The Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos. To a future ready ASEAN! Sign up for free e-learning now at www.futurereadyasean.org

Posted in: ASEAN,
01
Jun
Learn To Use LinkedIn Through Us

Today’s tech tip: how to use your LinkedIn like a pro! Turn on Bluetooth on your phone, and go to “Network” (the icon with 2 people). When you turn on “Find Nearby”, all other LinkedIn users around you will pop up via bluetooth! An instant and easy way to connect with people at events. Looking […]

Posted in: Events, LinkedIn, Singapore,
09
May
In Partnership With UNESCO

Beginning a new collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO. To joining forces in making our planet a better place for our children. To using technology to create impact, we love it! Contact us: sg@empirecode.co www.empirecode.co

Posted in: Media,
26
Apr
Singapore’s Civil Service College Code In Minecraft Education

Today, Microsoft Asia invited Singapore’s Civil Service College to see how Minecraft: Education Edition can be used as a powerful interactive classroom tool. We are here to impart the knowledge of immersive in-world projects, fun features, and tools for all to conduct lessons in a video game like this. #education Contact Us for Coding Events […]

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
18
Mar
We Thank Tech’s Greatest Women as We Wrap Up Microsoft DigiGirlz 2019

Did you know that only 16.5% of Computer Science majors in the U.S. are women? But what is more likely to surprise you is that technology owes a ton to women – Ada Lovelace is often considered the first computer programmer in history, Grace Hopper invented the code compiler, and Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson was […]

Posted in: Classes, Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
22
Feb
Walk In My Shoes How I Get To Work… Without Seeing

Singapore, February 22, 2019 – Earlier this year, we at Empire Code opened the doors to our new coding campus at Tanglin. A crowd of more than 300 people swarmed to see our tech showcases. And that day, there I was, manning the booth demonstrating coding on the BBC micro:bit. But out of those 300 plus […]

Posted in: Empire Code Research, Media, News, Premises, Singapore,
31
Jan
Never Too Old to Code

Australia, Jan 31, 2019 –  Everybody knows aging slows down one’s cognitive abilities. Or does it? This long held popular belief is being turned on its head by cutting-edge brain research being conducted in Japan. A world leader in advanced medical technology and healthcare services, Japan also knows a thing or two about aged care. After […]

Posted in: Classes, Empire Code Research, Media, News,
20
Jan
Mixed Reality with the Microsoft HoloLens

Join us in Singapore’s one and only Microsoft HoloLens with Unity basic workshop. You’ll get a chance to get your feet wet in creating and blending 3D holographic content into your physical world. All this with zero coding experience required. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today, slots are limited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic_M6WoRZ7k Age […]

Posted in: Classes, Microsoft, Technology,
05
Jan
Tanglin Campus Launch

Our Tanglin campus launched with 300 guests, showcasing setups of how imparting the language of the future is made fun, mBots, micro:bits for accessibility, artificial intelligent Loomo and mixed reality with the HoloLens. Now our HQ in Asia, our Tanglin campus is just off Singapore’s famous Orchard Road at Tanglin Shopping Centre. There’s parking in […]

Posted in: Events, Launchpad, Premises, Singapore,
18
Dec
Tales of Spammers and Scammers. T’was the Month Before Christmas…

Australia, Dec 18, 2018 – T’was the Month before Christmas, and some email scammers were making threats and displaying poor manners. How did you spend your November?  Were you busy planning Christmas parties, Christmas presents and Christmas holidays? Perhaps you commemorated “Movember” by growing a moustache? Or were you busy contemplating what your end of […]

Posted in: Empire Code Research, Media, News,
18
Dec
Empire Code Christmas Vouchers

It’s Christmas! No time to head to the shops and need some last minute help? Email us on sg@empirecode.co or WhatsApp +65-8145-5004 to purchase gift classes, and we’ll email the voucher straight to your loved ones! Available in SG$38 (1 trial class), $105 (3 credits), $340 (10 credits), $500 (15 credits). 1 credit = 1 […]

Posted in: Classes, Singapore,
12
Dec
Asia Pacific’s Next Top Coder 2018 Winners!

We have our Winners! Champion from Indonesia, Runner Up from Singapore, Third Place from New Zealand. We are proud of your amazing work! Winners have all been notified via email and participants who submitted their worlds will receive a certificate of participation in due course. Asia Pacific’s Next Top Coder Championship

Posted in: Events, Microsoft,
01
Nov
Hello Serangoon Gardens!

Ta-Da! What happens when you cross a top virtual-world designer with a top real-world luxury PR and events consultant? MAGIC we say! Our 2 magicians, @jenmieyip & @fifimanini , making magic happen at our new campuses.

Posted in: Premises, Singapore,
27
Oct
Thank you and Goodbye Blk 71

Feeling nostalgic today as we officially move out of Blk71. A little intern is making sure we bring our mBots with us. Thank you to VentureCraft and Spring Singapore for helping us build our wings. We now take flight in 3 locations on the island, see you all soon.

Posted in: Singapore,
24
Oct
Computer Science Exchange Program with Taktopia Japan

Students from Tokyo have joined us for a computer science exchange in Singapore! From having no knowledge of computer science, the students were able to walk away being entrepreneurial with code. All students went home with a brand new BBC micro:bit . Thank you Taktopia Japan!

Posted in: Events,
16
Oct
Building an Android App for Special Olympics

Thank you Special Olympics Asia Pacific for including us in this lovely article and to Microsoft for making it all happen. We view this as just the start of a long term relationship with #specialolympics . To empowerment through modern technology!

Posted in: Launchpad, Singapore,
03
Oct
The Innovation Dialogue at NUS Business School

Felicia talks about what we do, the challenges we face and how we overcome them. A mention here on how Code.org supports the push for computer science education globally. The Innovation dialogue NUS Business School.

Posted in: Singapore,
28
Sep
Microsoft Thailand’s Education Solution Day

At Microsoft Thailand’s Education Solution Day 2018 where we showcased the BBC micro:bit using Microsoft Makecode over 2 days, all thanks to our partner Alfa Connections

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Thailand,
04
Sep
We are Hiring in Singapore

We are hiring! Apply now by sending us your resume at sg@empirecode.co. Work descriptions and requirements available on LinkedIn.

Posted in: Singapore,
31
Jul
Microsoft YouthSpark JumpStart Webinar with Empire Code

Kickstart your coding journey through the Microsoft YouthSpark JumpStart Webinar with Empire Code. All you need is the Microsoft MakeCode online coding editor and a BBC Micro:bit. If you haven’t got a micro:bit yet, you can still learn with the emulator which works great too! This broadcast was held out of Mircrosoft Singapore on 19 July 2018.

Posted in: Events, Media, Microsoft, Singapore,
28
Apr
Hour of Code at Tampines Library with Microsoft, IMDA and NTUC

A delightful day Stephenie and Felicia had with the community at Tampines Library for SGTech, in partnership with IMDA and NTUC. It was lots of fun with Minecraft and Flappy Bird! Minister Yaacob joined for a visit too.

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
20
Apr
Getting Future Ready at PSB Academy with Coding

Felicia and Eric at the PSB Academy, getting future ready with them and Microsoft. And yes, we had lots of fun! #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
16
Apr
Singapore American School Coding Showcase

Felicia and Eric at the Singapore American School today showcasing the advancement of technology for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz School Connect. #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
31
Mar
Coding at the Nesson Cripps Academy

At the Cambodian Children’s Fund today showcasing the world of Augmented Reality to Grade 5 & 6s today! A Sony android phone was presented to the winner of our App Inventor Hackathon too held last December. Well done to our winner!

Posted in: Cambodia, Classes, Philanthropy,
22
Mar
MakeWhatsNext: Women in Asia Shape our Future

Women in Asia are Shaping our Future and we are delighted that one of them showcased in this Microsoft Asia video is our very own Felicia Chua #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Microsoft, News, Technology,
19
Mar
Gan Eng Seng School Founders Day Coding Challenge

The Break the Code challenge was on with Gan Eng Seng school bright and early this morning at the Singapore OCBC arena. Showcasing 6 booths for 560 students, students got to get their hands on Microsoft MakeCode for the micro:bit, Scratch and MIT App Inventor.

Posted in: Events, Singapore,
14
Mar
Youth Coding Quest with SPD

We kick started SPD’s Coding Quest for youths today at Microsoft Asia. A 3 day camp with frontend web development to complete in 3 parts in 2018.

Posted in: Microsoft, Philanthropy, Singapore,
10
Mar
GEMS Young Technopreneur Challenge

Coding with the BBC Micro:bit in 12 classrooms today for a total of 360 students. Wishing all the students of the event their very best with the competition!

Posted in: Classes, Events, Singapore,
08
Mar
Teaching Girls to Code at LinkedIn

In partnership with Microsoft, Shell, Johnson & Johnson and Grab, we taught girls to code at LinkedIn Singapore. Wishing every lovely lady in our World a very Happy International Women’s Day. To the empowerment of girls and women globally, be bold to #makewhatsnext.

Posted in: Classes, Events, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Singapore,
08
Mar
Nan Chiau Primary School Coding Showcase

Felicia speaking at Nan Chiau Primary today for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz School Connect. We had 600 students join this event, how awesome! #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
06
Mar
Tanglin Trust School Coding Showcase

Felicia speaking at Tanglin Trust School today for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz School Connect! #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
05
Mar
Rotary International Queenstown Sharing Lunch

Sharing the importance of learning to code with Rotary Club Queenstown. Thank you to Ava Leung for the opportunity.

Posted in: Events, Singapore,
02
Mar
Dulwich College Coding Showcase

Felicia showcasing the importance of coding at Dulwich College for Microsoft’s DigiGirlz School Connect. We can never get enough of Kahoot too, let’s get the coding trivia going! #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
06
Feb
GEMS World Academy Coding Showcase

Felicia showcasing the importance of coding at GEMS World Academy for Microsoft‘s DigiGirlz School Connect today. #makewhatsnext

Posted in: Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
20
Jan
Hour of Code at SPD

It was great to volunteer at SPD’s Hour of Code during their education awards ceremony this year. The Hour of Code is a great way to allow children all over the world to get a head start in the world of programming in a fun way. President Halim was part of the day too.

Posted in: Events, Philanthropy, Singapore,
31
Dec
Winter Coding in Hong Kong

2018 is on the way and the possibilities are endless, Happy New Year from our pre-schoolers coding this Winter in Hong Kong.

Posted in: Classes, Hong Kong,
25
Dec
Merry Christmas Coding

This Christmas, we went into a garbage dump vicinity in Phnom Penh, to gift the skill of coding to Cambodia’s most impoverished children. After 2 days with the Cambodian Children’s Fund, we left wanting to do more. Despite the past suffering from extreme poverty and abuse, there was LOVE, LIGHT and JOY radiating from these children. Do […]

Posted in: Cambodia, Classes, Philanthropy,
15
Dec
Frontend Web Development with SPD

We rounded up our 5 day course for SPD at Microsoft‘s Singapore office. We were so fortunate to teach this group of hardworking and determined group of students. To all of you, we are SO PROUD of you and we can’t wait to see you next year!

Posted in: Microsoft, Philanthropy, Singapore,
06
Dec
Fun with Makeblock’s mBot in Schools

It is requirement as part of our methodology for students to learn how to code before they start programming a robot. Thanks to this methodology, students are able to get much more out of Shenzhen based Makeblock’s mBot. Thank you to Mark Zuckerberg‘s backed school for using it too.

Posted in: Classes, Singapore,
04
Dec
It’s Computer Science Education Week

Computer science opens up a world of economic opportunity. To all teachers and educators, see how we are working with Microsoft to engage kids with digital skills, including computer science, and learn how you can bring them into your community. Do an Hour of Code Computer Science Education Week 4-10 Dec. 2017

Posted in: Events, Singapore,
24
Nov
Building the Piper Computer Kit

The weekend is here and we are building the Piper Computer Kit. Watch this video too from Piper on “The Truth About Women in Computer Science”, are women really worse than men at it?

Posted in: Australia, Technology,
23
Nov
Registrations in Hong Kong are Open

With Hong Kong taking the leap in making coding accessible to students, we are proud to launch classes at 22 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong this December. Registrations are now open!

Posted in: Hong Kong, Premises,
07
Oct
Early Childhood Conference with IMDA

We had a fantastic time teaching preschoolers about robots and showcasing Loomo from Segway Robotics at the Singapore Early Childhood Conference 2017. Meet LOOMO, your Friendly Walking, Talking, Thinking Segway Robot With advanced artificial intelligence processing, facial recognition and conversational abilities, robots can play a vital role in a digital future world. See the possibilities of how Loomo, […]

Posted in: Events, Singapore,
06
Sep
Coding for AWWA with Microsoft

We partnered with Microsoft Singapore to bring coding to the children from AWWA using Microsoft MakeCode and the BBC’s micro:bit. A big thank you to the team at Microsoft Singapore for another fulfilling event. Do contact AWWA on contactus@awwa.org.sg if you would like to do your bit for them too.

Posted in: Classes, Microsoft, Philanthropy, Singapore,
29
Jul
Teaching Girls to Code at Microsoft DigiGirlz

We taught coding through Microsoft Touch Develop at Microsoft’s DigiGirlz event today. Schools included Raffles Girls and many more. If you are a high school girl reach out to us as we teach you to get creative with hands-on workshops and find out what the world of tech has to offer.

Posted in: Classes, Events, Microsoft, Singapore,
12
Jul
Beautiful People Graduate Mentoring Program

We had a great evening with Microsoft Singapore as we helped to kick start the Beautiful People Graduate Mentoring Program through coding using Microsoft MakeCode and BBC’s micro:bit. A big thank you to the team at Microsoft Singapore for always being so lovely to work with.

Posted in: Classes, Events, Microsoft, Philanthropy, Singapore,
27
Jun
Introducing Coding with Python

Join us for our first Python class through a workshop at our Ayer Rajah premise! Python is a well-known programming language with a very simple structure. It can be run on all operating systems. Python is widely used by major software companies such as Microsoft, Google, Pinterest and even NASA.

Posted in: Classes, Singapore,
26
Jun
June School Holidays Coding Classes

It’s back to school tomorrow and we had an amazing June school holiday season filled with coding bootcamps and workshops of all sorts. A big thank you to our wonderful students that have joined us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Posted in: Private Classes, Singapore,
08
Jun
Coding for EduGrow’s Children with Microsoft

It was an eventful day during the June school holidays as Microsoft Singapore and us hosted 13 children from EduGrow for Brighter Tomorrows. The children learnt to code for the first time using Microsoft MakeCode and micro:bit. We aim to raise the awareness that learning to code is important for our next generation and should be accessible to every child. […]

Posted in: Classes, Philanthropy, Singapore,
05
Jun
New Premises in Singapore

We are proud to be a part of JTC Launch Pad @one-north today. The address is Blk 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-08/09, Singapore 139951. Weekend coding classes will now begin here. A big thank you to VentureCraft Singapore – Powering Global Innovations.

Posted in: Premises, Singapore,
30
May
Article: Tech in the Classroom – 3 Fears Parents Should Overcome

Singapore, May 30, 2017 – Watch the British drama series Downton Abbey and you’ll find yourself chuckling when Mrs Patmore, the head chef, fears the invention of the electric whisk. Although meant to make her job easier, this gave her job insecurities.  Then came the shock of having a refrigerator in the kitchen. The Dowager Countess […]

Posted in: Empire Code Research,
12
May
Article: The Future (of Tech) – Where are the Girls?

Singapore, May 12, 2017 – When a computer trained on Google News articles was asked to complete this analogy: “Man is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to X”, “Homemaker” came back as the answer (phys.org). A result that reflects the gender bias captured in existing datasets and this simple fact: contrary to other industries and […]

Posted in: Empire Code Research,
20
Apr
Happy Easter Coding with Edugrow Marine Parade

Happy Easter as we do our bit for our community through free classes with Edugrow for Brighter Tomorrows. The 15 children thoroughly enjoyed picking up a new skill. Do reach out to Edugrow if you would like to do your bit for charity too. A BIG thank you to our volunteers Eric Wong, Ernest Lee and Mariam Lim for […]

Posted in: Classes, Philanthropy, Singapore,
28
Dec
Private Coding Bootcamp

We organised a private bootcamp for a family’s children and friends. Reach out to us if you are interested in doing the same. A big thank you to Camelot Trust for your kind support.

Posted in: Private Classes, Singapore,
04
Dec
December School Holidays Coding Workshops

It was a successful 2 days of fun and laughter for our pre-school and primary school kids as we launched our first coding workshops at International Plaza in Singapore. Look out for us at schools in your local neighborhood.

Posted in: Classes, Singapore,
error: Content is protected !!