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Kids take over Viaplay

Last week was what Swedes call “Sportlovsveckan” (“Spring Break Week”) for all schools in Stockholm and some other counties in Sweden. For us, this meant a fantastic time to focus on Viaplay’s youngest users and to host two activities that we have been planning: a Kids Takeover and a “learn to code” meetup with Hello World!


Kids Takeover

First up was the Kids Takeover - an idea which came out of the most recent Hack Days. Between 9:00 and 12:00, children of Viaplay, Viafree and the whole MTG employees would be taking over our office! The “Kids Takeover Hack Days group” worked hard on putting together fun Viaplay-related activities and adding a bit of magic to the event. And on Tuesday we welcomed 90 kids to our office to try out 9 different stations: designing their own Viaplay site, buying kids’ content, experimenting with Beppe, programming etc.

We think this was a fantastic initiative organised by the Hack Days group, and both kids and employees definitely seemed to enjoy the day!

Highlights of the day according to the kids:

  1. Science Experiments with Beppe 
  2. Lego-men in the reception
  3. Ice cream!
Beppe and the scientists
Software developer Akos handing out gold coins in the Quiz Walk
Kaj (Viaplay CTO & SVP) got to play the role of a robot who had to be programmed to move

IMG_5144red.jpgRobot Programming-track

IMG_4973red.jpgHard at work designing their own Viaplay Kids sites


Hello World!

Second up was a meetup for kids and teenagers co-organised together with our partner Hello World! - whose mission is to ignite children’s interest for the digital world. So on Sunday, they came to our office on Ringvägen 52 to have a meetup for 40 children who got to learn all about Python and Scratch (programming languages), Unity (game development) and Maya (3D animation software).

We were very impressed by these children who stayed focused and professional - and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these incredible kids!

Big thanks to Hello World! for a great initiative! If you have kids, we highly recommend that you check them out!


Group "Maya" getting organised



Getting started and setting up the equipment


"Fika" break to get an energy boost


3 happy Hello World! participants

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