Simplify Coding!


ATREYAM (LEO) SHARMA

 

LEARNING TO CODE = LEARNING TO THINK

  

Atreyam is Co-Founder and Vice President (Technology) at Workshop4Me since 2014.

Atreyam dreams to bring a little change in the lives of fellow teenagers and his pre-teen companions. Most of these relate to Science and Technology.  

Along with his sister
Avanti, he launched Codeutainment on Feb 8, 2019 – a revolutionary concept, first of its kind in the world, where Coding, Science and Mathematics are presented in an entertaining manner in a movie hall to simulate the experience of watching a thrilling movie.

 

Awards and recognition:

 

·       Selected to address TechED conference in Kolkata, India on Aug 8, 2019. Link to follow.

 

·       On exclusive invitation, limited to winners, visited the campus of leading Satellite Company, SES in Betzdorf, Luxembourg on July 5, 2019 and presented a pitch, before professionals, on the game developed by my team during Game of Code 2019 Hackathon Challenge three months prior. The pitch was accepted. A collaboration shall start in Autumn 2019.

 

·       Designed and developed prototype of a 6 feet high rocket in June 2019 which could go up to 25mts high with pressurised water and air pumped into its base using an ordinary pump for bikes.

 

·       Chosen to represent Team Luxembourg in the Robotics Olympics to be held in Dubai, at the Coca Cola Arena, in October 2019. Leo’s would compete against 180 odd nations to be able to build and program a robot for the challenge on the theme of clearing and sorting waste and debris from oceans.

·       Won 1st place in national robotics competition, Luxembourg Youth Robotics Challenge 2019 under as a member of ‘Team TechNoLogic’ at the Mini Maker Faire. Also, qualified to represent Team Luxembourg in international Robotics Competition in Dubai 2019 in the role most experienced player in the team.

·       Selected for Jugendprais 2019 edition award under the Digital Liewenswelten category for Buster.lu  for an application that helps to find the buses from where you are to where you want to go in Luxembourg  May 16, 2019

·       Won 3rd place in the SES Space challenge at Game of Code hackathon as part of team LTS Alpha from Luxembourg Tech School on 8-9 March 2019

·       Efforts were formally recognised by KPMG after Atreyam co-hosted a 5-day session for EUCodeWeek at KPMG Luxembourg, October 2018 and introduced 70 KPMG employees HTML and CSS along with his sister, Avanti. Also, conducted coding workshop for KPMG Employee kids.

·       Won an award for my Event-Bot project at Jonk Fuerscher Science Competition on 24-25 March 2018

·       Represented Team Luxembourg in the Robotics Olympics held in Washington DC in July 2017. They competed against 160 odd nations to be able to build and program a robot for the challenge on the theme of providing access to clean water. Luxembourg Prime Minister, Mr. Xavier Bettel came to encourage the team.

·       Won ‘Coup de Coeur’ special prize competing against 33 teams in the Game of Code hackathon in March 2017

·       Recognized for being youngest facilitator in summer 2014, for coding session at BGL BNP Paribas Summer School  along with Bryan (MIT Graduate) and Carl (entrepreneur and product manager)Helped 16-18-year-olds on how to build a website, create a blog and use iMovie. 

·       Recognized by Store Manager as he solved an ICT glitch at Delhaize, which had suddenly jammed automated doors on a Sunday morning in January 2014 disrupting the movement of customers.

 

 

Speaker at technology, education and entrepreneurship conferences:

 

·       Addressed Disrupt X Session at Global Business Summit in February 2019 in New Delhi. Shared his thoughts on the changes which are needed to make technology more accessible to bring about social change especially in the corporate world.

·       Addressed the Diversity Summit at KPMG, 20 September 2018, where his co-panelists were highly accomplished professionals, entrepreneurs and politicians from all over Europe, including the former and the lady Dy. Prime Minister of Luxembourg. Video here

·       Gave keynote address on Main Stage at Campus Italia technology conference in Milan in July 2018 on the iGen’s view on whether global corporations are solving the technology challenges of today

·       Delivered a talk about Understanding iGens at TEDx Luxembourg on 28 April 2018

·       Along with his sister, Avantidelivered pre-teen and teen view through their story at the Hub Dot 5th Anniversary event in London on Feb 9, 2018.

·       Delivered a talk on the subject of Entrepreneurship at Hub Dot event in Luxembourg on Nov 17, 2017 hosted by EY.

·       Addressed the Scratch Conference in Budapest, Hungary in August 2017 in the presence of the founder & MIT Prof. Mitchel Resnick at Learning Research cell at the MIT Media Lab, where Mitchel leads the Lifelong Kindergarten research group. Available online: Photos of the event and the Scratch conference video

·       Addressed the Marketing Management Congress in Berlin in December 2016. Talked about the way simple code updates can help fix simple problems.

·       Delivered keynote address at Code Motion in Milan in November 2016. Also announced the initiative supercoders.eu - video of the talk.

·       Co-speaker with the President of Workshop4Me at the European Women in Technology Conference in Amsterdam in November 2016. Here is the video of the talkYou need to enter password EWIT16 to view the video.

·       Shared his vision of youth empowerment at TEDxAssiRd on August 14th, 2016. Here are some photos and the talk.

·       Youngest speaker at the LIFT Conference in Geneva in February 2016. Addressed an audience of 750 participants on the power of technology and role of youth. Video of talk talk with slides Q&Aaudience feedbackdetails of session

·       Spoke at Geek Girls Carrots event and taught Vedic Maths in Feb 2015

·       In Autumn 2014, did a role play and spoke on Kanban board at an event organized by PMI Luxembourg to help parents guide their kids in managing their homework and playtime better without having a friction with their parents.

 

Prominent Media coverage:

 

·       Featured in the June 2016 issue of Delano magazine, Luxembourg in their article titled Talented Teens.

·       In autumn 2016 been on Radio ARA motivating younger audience about coding

·       In June 2015, Geek Week Luxembourg published his interview on conducting coding workshop

·       Co-facilitated the Mums and Girls coding event with Geek Girls Carrots at Microsoft in Mar 2015. Featured on CNN International as the 10 worldwide IWD events that you would be crazy to miss!

 

 

Special coding events, internships and technology solution volunteering:

 

 

·       Participated in “Wearable Insurance” hackathon and developed prototype on connected devices designed to meet new health insurance needs on March 29-31, 2019

·       Participated in Game of Code hackathon on 16-17 March 2018 and made a live bus update project named Buster.lu. The code can be found on GitHub

·       Ran a Make an App workshop to inspire young girls to code at the Women and Girls in Science conference in London on 10-11 Feb 2018

·       Ran a Summer Code camp where he helped kids create new games, apps, and animation in July-August 2016

·       Was in-charge of complete technology solutions for Luxembourg Peace prize held at the European Parliament in May 2016

·       Ran Mum and Girls coding event with Founder, Workshop4Me to celebrate International Women's Day in March 2016

·       Ran a coding camp during the Halloween break in November 2015 where he helped children create games on Scratch

·       Ran coding workshops for EU Code week on Mobile App Development and HTML Basics in October 2015

·       In summer 2015, did an internship at KloneWorld and developed an iOS app for drawing which continues to be used

·       During the summer July 2015, helped to conduct paper-based coding activity for underprivileged children in KolkataAlso conducted coding workshops for 500 students of S.N.S Vidya Mandir, a school in Ghatshila, India on graph paper programming and Scratch.

·       Co-facilitated workshop on mobile app development for 16-18-year-old school students of Echternach, Luxembourg school in June 2015

·       Conducted workshop on 'Introduction to Computer Science for kids' for Geek Week Luxembourg in June 2015. Conducted another workshop to teach both adults and kids how to build a website.

·       Co-facilitated the Mums and Girls coding event with Geek Girls Carrots at Microsoft in Mar 2015. Featured on CNN International as the 10 worldwide IWD events that you would be crazy to miss!

·       Participated in workshop using 'Wearable' technology and learned to program transistors to light up smart micro LEDs attached to clothes

·       In Feb 2017, built a high-end desktop from scratch, by identifying, sourcing and putting together all components centered around Intel i7 Extreme Edition and water-cooled GTX 1080s with a budget of Euro 4500. Full specifications available on request.