The “iCity” initiative is supported by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of the HKSAR and organized by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, with DotAsia Organisation as a Cooperating Partner. iCity is a series of events with a core mission to encourage secondary school students in Hong Kong to consider taking more Information & Communications Technologies (ICT) related courses and to pursue ICT related studies and careers.
Based on university statistics and anecdotal industry observations, it is realized that there is a lack of motivation, especially of high calibre students, to enter ICT field of studies at the university level in Hong Kong. Which in turn results in an increasing stress for the ICT industry to hire qualified entry-level positions locally.
The vision of the iCity initiative is to stimulate the interest of teenagers by highlighting ICT as an agent of change and the decisive factor fuelling the engine of growth in a knowledge-based economy. Students in higher forms are just beginning to become interested in social affairs and are exploring their future roles and responsibilities in the society. The message to encourage them to pursue ICT studies must therefore include not just financial reward in career development, but place emphasis on the power of ICT innovations to induce and influence change in the society and to make a difference.
See more at: http://www.icity.asia
Supported by OGCIO of the HKSAR and organized by Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, with DotAsia Organisation as a Cooperating partner, please join us to celebrate the Closing Ceremony of iCity.
Throughout 2013, the iCity initiative had presented many exciting events and activities to encourage secondary students of Hong Kong to understand and take more interests in ICT. A reflection of events like NetY Ambassadors, Ideas for Change, My Dream APP Competitions, Today iCity TV series, ICT Visits / Talks and more will be reviewed. What is even more exciting is that we will announce the winners of the Ideas for Change, My Dream APP and Interschool Debate Competition during the event, so don’t miss out!
Please join us:
Date: 8th Dec 2013 (Sun)
Time: Final Debate Championships 9:30am – 11:15am
Closing Ceremony 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Rd (Training Room 1-3)
For more information, please visit http://www.icity.asia/closingceremony/?lang=en
A huge success at iCity’s Closing Ceremony on December 8th, 2013. The full house event with over 150 students, parents, teachers, and industry leaders came out to celebrate the fruitful year with iCity.
Thank you for all that have supported us to encourage youths to take interests in ICT. We would like to give a big “Congrats” to the Winners of:
iCity My Dream APP Competition
Winning team will attend APRICOT in Bangkok to be held in February 2014.
Team Name: Pet me
Team members: Fan Cheuk Hang, Wong Hei Tung, Ng Tsz Ching
Team mentors: Chan Wai Kin, Tung Cho Yan, Chan Hei Ting
iCity Interschool Debate Championships
Winning team will attend the 49th ICANN Meeting to be held in Singapore in March 2014.
School Name: Wa Ying College
iCity Ideas for Change Contest
Writing Composition Group:
1st Sarika Mahbubani
iCity My Dream APP Design Competition Launched Phase 2 on July 19, 2013. Top 10 secondary student teams have been selected and matched with tertiary students and experts. They have attended a professional APP development course and well on their way to establishing their winning APP!
Photos of Launch Event
Photos of Training Sessions
iCity Ideas for Change #i4c Launch – Details
iCity My Dream APP Design Competition Briefing Session – Contest detail sharing and discussion of app development from experts and sharing from student on how to develop an application – Details
iCity NetY Ambassadors Program Opening Ceremony – Over 110 Hong Kong students enrolled the 2013 NetY Program. – Details
iCity School Seminar – Highschool seminar to spark the interest of ICT in Form 3 Hong Kong students at S.K.H. Li Ping Secondary School – Details
iCity My Dream APP Design Competition Enrolment Period for Phase 1 – Students expresses a concept of their Dream APP (without needing to build it) – Details
iCity Opening Ceremony and Experience Sharing – Over 110 people celebrate the iCity Opening with us. Mr. Fadi Chehade, President & CEO of ICANN and various winners from 2012 APICTA/WITSA/WSA-Mobile shared their experience with us. – Details
iCity Research Survey & Focus Group Period – Targets Hong Kong Form 3 to Form 6 students, parents and teachers, with the goals of understanding their views and attitude towards the Internet and different ICT – Details