Customs joins MiSK’s ‘Saudi Codes’ initiative


RIYADH — The Saudi Customs has joined the “Saudi Codes” initiative for the benefit of its employees and their family members.

This stems from Saudi Customs keenness to promote coding as the language of the future and give Customs employees and their families the opportunity to learn basic coding skills, thus paving the way for a brighter future.

Saudi Codes is an initiative organized by MiSK Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Saudi Telecom. It targets Saudis and aims to promote a culture of coding and encourage learning the basics of coding and other digital skills being increasingly demanded by the labor market. Customs employees and family members will have access to an online platform that includes a variety of lessons and checkpoints in an exciting virtual journey fit for all ages.

The tutorials cover three coding languages including MakeCode, a platform that allows testing codes in real-time through an interactive simulator, JavaScript which is used in website interface building and mobile application development, and Python which is used in data analysis and cyber security. Furthermore, Saudi Customs will organize several workshops across the Kingdom’s main cities in coordination with MiSK Foundation to increase engagement among participating employees and present them chances to win valuable prizes. — SG