RTC2019@Kids Park Report

This years Rakuten Technology Conference, as in the previous years before, we created the Kids Park, so that all participants can experience robots and programming workshops regardless of their age.

Among the corporate booths, there were booths operated by projects which include current junior and senior high school members (St. Mary’s International School, NPO After School, Rakuten Robot Club, Robot& Programming Workshop by Rakuten Institute of Technology).

We received positive feedback from the visitors, such as “I was happy to be able to actually experience the robots and learn programming together with my kids”. They also praised the exhibiting junior and senior high school students with comments like “I was amazed by their eagerness to teach programming to children”.

「Leaders for the Future」was the theme of the conference, and we can’t wait to see these children who were visiting and exhibiting here to become the leaders of our future.

We aimed for a unique Kids Park, where the participants can enjoy themselves, while getting rid of the boundaries of corporates, NPOs and schools and enjoy the Japanese-English bilingual presentations by the researchers. Please look forward to the latest developments!

KSummary of Kids Park, Introduction of exhibitors: https://tech.rakuten.co.jp/kids-park/

(Text by Kubo, English by Irisz)