NewTechKids is collaborating with Metis Montessori Lyceum, a high school in Amsterdam, to plan a student trip to Silicon Valley in February 2023.
Thirty-five students in Metis’ Coderklas will be visiting Big Tech companies as well as companies in different industries which are being transformed by technology. Students will visit Google, NASA, Blue River Technology and other organizations where they will meet leaders and technologists.
This is another great way in which students can learn about technology and related study, training and career paths. As the popular saying goes, ‘you cannot be what you cannot see’.
(We even tried to arrange a meeting with Guido van Rossum, the Dutch inventor of the Python programming language. Sadly, it didn’t work out.)
Coderklas is a specialized track that students at Metis Montessori Lyceum can study five hours per week as part of their regular courses. Kids learn about computer science, ICT and AI and complete four projects per year which are sponsored by companies or education institutions.