Thirty of the youngest Romanian programmers have gathered on Saturday at the Victoria Palace (Government’s Seat) ‘to show everybody that technology could be integrated in a funny way in the lives of all, including in the governing act,’ a release by the Romanian Government sent to Agerpres informs.
“The event, organized within the Open Governance Week promotes the proximity of the young generation to the new technologies, the continual innovation and their large-scale use in society,” says the source that reminds the participation of three ministers of the Ciolos Cabinet and a state secretary in the event.
The ‘Hour of Code’ event was attended by Violeta Alexandru, minister for Public Consultation and Civic Dialogue, Adrian Curaj, minister of Education and Scientific Research and Marius Bostan, minister of Communications for Information Technology, alongside Radu Puchiu, secretary of state with the Chancellery of Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos.
“I want science, informatics in all schools to give an additional chance to our children, beautiful minds! I loved the answer of a small programmer: ‘I do programming, because if we won’t do it, we would be programmed by others,” said Adrian Curaj.
Marius Bostan told the young programmers: “We are lucky to have in our country wonderful initiatives like this and spirited teachers who contribute to the children’s hi-tech education. It’s an appeal to the companies and organisations too to support such projects.”
“In Romania, ‘Hour of Code’ has had exceptional results, our country ranking 5th in the 195 participating countries as number of organized events,” says the source.