Cryptography Workshop at Google

Participants all ready for a conducive lesson within one of Google's well-furbished halls.

Participants all ready for a conducive lesson within one of Google's well-furbished halls.

Imagine being able to send secret messages without adults spying! Last Saturday, 42 children achieved just that at Google's headquarters in Pasir Panjang. The workshop introduced the exciting world of cryptography to the children. In this hands-on, fun-filled workshop, the children were taught a variety of basic ciphers.

The trainers conducting the workshop are students from the Infocomm Club of NUS High School of Math and Science. Apart from an expansive technical experience in a wide variety of computing and technological projects, the trainers also organise similar computer science courses for children, helping kids take their first step into the world of computing.

Student pondering over the art of sending coded messages that his enemies cannot read.

Student pondering over the art of sending coded messages that his enemies cannot read.

Faces of the new generation of innovators, tinkerers and inventors in our tech-driven society.

Faces of the new generation of innovators, tinkerers and inventors in our tech-driven society.

This workshop is part of a series of efforts by 21C Girls and Google to push for a more digital-literate society in Singapore.