YNAP and Fondazione Golinelli together for Europe Code Week

October 16, 2017

Over 1000 students took part in educational workshops to discover more about coding and digital technology

16 October 2017 – From the 9th to the 13th of October, Fondazione Golinelli and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP (YNAP), the world’s leading online luxury retailer, promoted the Digital Week, a week of free digital activities dedicated to pre, primary and secondary school students. From robotics to visual coding, from cryptography to coding, from virtual reality to design, these educational workshops allowed children and students to explore the digital world. Over 1000 students, from 46 classes of Emilia-Romagna’s schools of every order and degree, took part in 10 free activities, thanks to the unique and specific contribution and know-how of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP.

The initiative, which took place at Opificio Golinelli in occasion of the Europe Code Week 2017, is part of the collaboration that Fondazione Golinelli and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP have started in order to introduce schools to the opportunities that digital offers. Most of the proposed activities, planned for this occasion and never seen in education and training courses for digital technologies, have been developed and conducted by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. YNAP’s participation in this initiative is a further confirmation of the Group’s commitment into developing digital skills and spreading out basic technical knowledge to understand coding processes and stimulate computational thinking in order to form future digital talents.

The activities organized during the Code Week are part of an interactive program of coding activities, offered by the partnership that has long seen Fondazione Golinelli and YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP engaged in digital education and will see them working together on other international events like The Hour of Code, which will take place in early December.