DENVER, Colorado--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK) is supporting Europe Code Week by strengthening its partnership with CoderDojo, the global community of free coding clubs for young people. The enhanced partnership will enable CoderDojo to increase its presence in Europe and leverage the expertise of Liberty Global employees to help more young people develop computer programming and coding skills.
Since the launch of the partnership in 2014, Liberty Global has helped CoderDojo increase its presence in Ireland and launch new coding clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria. Alongside helping CoderDojo scale its presence in Europe, Liberty Global is launching a ‘train the trainer’ program for employees, equipping them with the skills to lead coding sessions.
Manuel Kohnstamm, Liberty Global’s Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, said, “Over the past year, our partnership with CoderDojo has gone from strength to strength, enabling CoderDojo to reach more young people and equip them with essential coding and programming skills. We’re pleased to be marking the start of Europe Code Week by further developing our relationship with CoderDojo to help set up more coding clubs, make it easier for our talented employees to share their digital expertise and produce specially-designed learning resources.”
Mary Dunphy Moloney, CEO, CoderDojo Foundation, said, “Even more young people are now able to develop new digital skills as a result of Liberty Global’s support. Liberty Global’s scale and expertise makes it an ideal partner for CoderDojo as we continue to grow our presence in Europe and create even more opportunities for young people to pick up important coding and programming skills that will enhance their future lives and careers.”
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading products are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at June 30, 2015. In addition, we served five million mobile subscribers and offered WiFi service across six million access points.
Liberty Global’s businesses are currently attributed to two tracking stock groups: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), which primarily comprises our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which comprises our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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