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2 February 2016

City and Best Fiends team up for coding event at Carrow Road

NORWICH City's Official Gaming Provider, Best Fiends, teamed up with the club and coding educators mehackit to host a coding event for 50 local school students at Carrow Road yesterday.

Best Fiends and mehackit, both headquartered in Finland, gave youngsters the chance to test their computing knowledge by producing a song using coding and various techniques taught through computer science lessons.

Matt McMahon, Vice President of Business Development for Best Fiends developer Seriously Entertainment, commented: "We wanted to work with Norwich City to show these young students what it takes to make a game.

"This is just to show them how easy it is, and it could fire them up to a career in the entertainment industry. There are definite future developers in the room, so we would love it if we could hire some of these folks in the future."

The event continued the Club's association with Best Fiends, helping to promote the benefits of technology to the next generation of City fans.

Mehackit founder Henrietta Kekäläinen said: "It's not very often that these kids get to go hands-on with this type of event and with what makes up technology. That hopefully helps them see the world differently.

"Having a link to a football club is just great - when we saw the pitch I just wanted to run onto it and play! Everyone here is heart-warming, and I think that helps everybody."

City stars Gary O'Neil, Steven Whittaker and Tony Andreu also showed their support at the event, listening to the musical tracks that had been created.

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