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Sharjah DeG showcases innovation potential of Arduino

Sharjah DeG holds workshops to demonstrate Arduino open source microprocessor programmign platform

Sharjah DeG showcases innovation potential of Arduino
The workshops aimed to show the capabilities of the Arduino platform, and inspire young people to try programming.

Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) has held a series of workshops to demonstrate the Arduino microprocessor platform and its uses in creating IT projects, as part of the UAE Innovation Week.

Arduino is an open source microprocessor and programming language, which is intended to be easy to learn to use, to enable enthusiasts to develop their own programming projects and gadgets.

DeG held four workshops, under the theme ‘Education, Awareness, Innovation', last week at the Expo Centre Sharjah, to educate visitors on the technology of Arduino, and to foster a mindset of innovation among attendees.

Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director General, Sharjah DeG, said: "In today's world, innovation has become fundamental for people and businesses to succeed. The world has never been so technologically advanced and its rate of growth has never been faster, which is why we now have the means to transform creativity into reality and innovation into invention.

"New, innovative ideas are the drivers of today's achievements and the inspiration for tomorrow's goals. We have a bright future ahead of us and innovation gives us not only the tools, but the motivation to succeed - for ourselves and, more importantly, for our communities."

He added:" In the span of just seven days, Innovation Week has provided us with a unique range of modern solutions that paves the way for the next generations. Our wise leadership has embraced an integrated strategy based on innovation and creativity in all spheres of life. This dynamic approach across the UAE underlines that innovation is key to the way we advance as a nation and as a society.

"DeG's participation in Innovation Week will be a permanent fixture in our calendar in keeping with the department's commitment to keep our staff and the public updated with new and practical technological advancements. We will always support innovators and provide the means to bring their creative ideas to fruition."

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