On January 18, the first event dedicated to the large-scale reboot of the all-Ukrainian network of coding clubs Code Club Ukraine took place in Kyiv. Well-known IT specialists told their success stories to students of the volunteer network of coding clubs from all over the country. Leading IT professionals shared their success stories with their children, talked about their careers and where it all began.

- Most of the invited IT specialists did not have such training opportunities as they exist now. But Code Club is changing the approach to learning programming, emphasizing accessibility, ease, and curiosity. In 2020, Code Club Ukraine seeks to raise the bar and expand the network of free training courses in programming skills with practicing IT specialists, - said the project representative Maxim Makarov.

At the beginning of 2020, the Code Club network in Ukraine already had 767 study groups and 9,200 children studying there. Leading specialists took part in Code Club 2020: Reboot, who had something to tell the future generation of IT specialists.

Among them: Serhiy Kvitka, Director of the Kyiv Region of Taskombank JSC, Serhiy Poplavsky, Leading Microsoft Software Development Engineer, Oleksandr Obnysh, who develops machine learning algorithms for smart doorbells, security cameras at Ring Ukraine, and co-founder of the company in the industry Hacken cybersecurity and HackenProof platform manager Yevhenia Broshevan, UNIT Factory CEO Florin Beecher and Ubisoft Ukraine Rainbow Six Siege producer Yevhenia Honchar. The frontman of the band "Antibody" Taras Topolya also joined the event, who gave instructions to future programmers and wished them success!

- Code Club UA is a truly unique initiative. Thanks to this all-Ukrainian network of coding clubs, children learn to use technology with ease and without fear, boldly implement their ideas using modern programming methods. Our network, which has existed in Ukraine for 6 years, provides children with access to learning about technologies used by the whole world. Our reboot is aimed at even greater achievements. We plan to open even more clubs so that every child in Ukraine can easily and with interest learn modern technologies. We will show that programming is not only interesting, but also useful for the future, which is worth thinking about today, - said project manager Alina Shcherbyna.

Code Club 2020 participants: Reboot received not only informational baggage, but also many gifts and prizes. After all, the event was attended by network partners, including the well-known company Scrabble, publishing houses "OUR FORMAT" and "LETTER" and others. In addition, the most attentive listeners received awards from the speakers for the correct answers in the quiz.

Currently, Code Club Ukraine is looking for mentors in the IT field who will simply and easily tell children what programming is and teach them to code so that in a few years they will become speakers at all-Ukrainian IT and business events.