TECH4Community Promotes a Digitally-Ready Nation

The festival showcases digital transformation and provides guidance on how communi​​ties in Singapore can le­­­­verage technology in their work and daily lives

Singapore, 30 April 2018 – The TECH4Community Festival – a collaboration between SGTech, the organisation advocating the technology industry previously known as Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) – held over the weekend from Apr 28-29 at Our Tampines Hub, attracted over 15,000 visitors from different segments of the Singapore population, the young and old alike, of various levels of technology literacy.

More than 250 volunteers from SGTech members and 20 participating tech companies provided hands-on tutorials and coaching, making it easy for visitors and participants to learn about technology and improve their digital knowledge.  

IMDA announced a collaboration with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to familiarise all segments of the community with the use of technology. The partnership is aimed at empowering citizens to become more confident about using technology in their daily activities.

Activities at TECH4Community Festival showcased how technology can influence and empower various aspects of our lives through learning, play and work.

At Coding for Youth@Tech4Community Workshop held at Pixel Labs@NLB, young children learn coding by building the games for Flappy Bird and Minecraft. Replacing Traditional educational tools, digital whiteboards make the learning experience more fun and interactive for students.

Grandson and grandfather get hands-on experience with NAO, an interactive humanoid robot that can be used in Concierge, teaching children with special needs and even as a Dance Performer. 

The Tech4Community festival was anchored by sponsors Accenture, Dell EMC, Liquidpay, Microsoft, NETS, and Oracle and supported by EZSofe, findjobs, Institute of Technical Education, M1, Reidao, Singapore Land Authority, TrendMicro, and Tueetor.

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