During Ada's 200th anniversary Norway led the way with a groundbreaking coding session for hundreds of school girls.
GirlsTechFest took place on the 200th anniversary of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer and was part of Oslo Innovation Week, a festival of innovative ideas now in its 10th year.
The normally studious library environment was transformed into a hive of activity with the girls quickly turning their hand to coding.
Scratch was developed by MIT, and is available to use for free. The organisers hope the girls will continue to learn online and make technology part of their future careers.
Crown Prince Haakon has been seen at events across Oslo Innovation Week and is a champion for Norway’s digital businesses which include the Opera Browser and Kahoot, one of the fastest-growing education technology platforms in the world.
Find out more about Norway’s plans to get schoolchildren coding at IKT Norge.
All images courtesy of Gorm K. Gaare/Oslo Innovation Week.