On August 9, 2020, ANO Step Towards and the organizers of IT courses for children Digital Banana, with the support of the Committee on Youth Policy and Interaction with Public Organizations of St. Petersburg, will hold an online event about a career in digital technologies. The purpose of the event is to acquaint schoolchildren and students with existing and actively developing IT and digital professions and to help choose a vector for further development.
The event will be held for the sixth time. In the period from 2016 to 2019, more than 5,000 schoolchildren of St. Petersburg and Moscow visited the Digital Jungle in full-time format. The future “IT specialists” were hosted by ITMO technical universities, Peter the Great Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg and MISIS in Moscow.
This year, the venue is digital - VKontakte. But the main thing, for which the guests and participating companies have loved the event for several years, will remain unchanged. There will be both lectures and many practical seminars on popular IT areas: programming, game development, design and marketing. Each participant will be able to try their hand at creating the first digital products.
Participation in the “Digital Jungle” will be useful for high school students who want to understand what profession to choose, students who want to get acquainted with potential employing companies and learn about internships they are interested in. In addition, it will be relevant for adults who want to help their children decide on a profession and school staff who follow the trends in teaching technology to schoolchildren.