BGCKC Club Members Help Microsoft Set World Record for Coding

Posted on: May 5, 2018



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Microsoft set the Guinness World Record for the most people trained in computer programming in eight hours and our Club kids helped them do it!

The Day of Coding at Microsoft required 1,300 participates to code for 30 minutes, completing all 52 steps to help them achieve a new world record. Supported by 173 BGCKC staff members, 856 Club kids and teens from several Club locations were invited to Redmond to learn how to code and help beat the record.

“Club kids got to experience accomplishment and the understanding that their future can hold many possibilities. The Microsoft Imagine Coding Camp provided a remarkable opportunity for them,” said Jane Ronngren, Vice President of Early Learning and Child Care Operations. “Many of them had no idea they could code.”

Ronngren coordinated the effort across King County Clubs and said staff and Club kids not only had a blast but hope they get the opportunity to participate again in the future.

“It was really amazing to walk into those rooms and see everyone so focused on their coding project,” said Ronngren. “Our Microsoft friends gave these kids and teens a chance to see their potential.”

A replica of the award shown here with Jane Ronngren and Phillip Robinson from Guinness World Records will be displayed at the Club Service Center downtown.

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