Humans of Code Week – Fabrizia Agnello, Leading Teacher Italy

What sparked your interest in coding / Code Week?
I’ve always been attracted to computer science and computational thinking. Seeing how the Code Week community grows and shares ideas throughout Europe and beyond was very inspiring. Seeing all these people coding and teaching how to code, involving my students in something they enjoy more than traditional classes and seeing them proud of their results is the key spark that guides me along this adventure. It gives me the chance to involve as many students, teachers, schools and families as I can. 

What advice would you give to someone who wants to learn / teach coding?
To join EU Code Week and organize your own activities!
On https://codeweek.eu/ there are many many resources for all kinds of activities and levels, and you can find local Leading Teachers to support you through all the steps. 

What are the top three reasons why everyone / kids should learn how to code?
1) It makes one understand how programmes, applications, robots and other devices that are used in our daily routines work.
2) It shows you that, by mastering code, you can be part of the scientific and technological evolution
3) It develops computational and creative thinking and lets you express yourself in many innovative ways 

What do you like most about Code Week?
It really is for everyone! Everyone can take part in it and contribute to the success of the initiative while enjoying his/her own personal growth. 

How do you imagine the future of Code Week to look like?
I imagine a future Code Week with activities carried out worldwide by organizers and participants from different countries all over the world.