Biggest coding event; UAE students set Guinness World Record for organizing web development hangouts

Students of Habitat school in UAE achieved a Guinness World Record by organizing a  massive coding event, Web Development Video Hangout with the most number of users anywhere in the world. UAE students have launched their own coded websites and set a world record by organizing the hangout with the most members at one time. 

In total, 2803 students of classes 4 to 12 from Habitat Schools, International Indian School, Ajman, Habitat School, al Jurf Ajman, and Habitat School, al Tallah Ajman successfully participated in the video hangout. This is the UAE school group’s second entry in the Guinness Book, the first being the one for being the largest distributor of saplings in 2019.

In the award-giving ceremony conducted at the Ajman school auditorium, the representatives of the winning team Habitat school have been handed over the certificates by Guinness Record officials.  As per the response from school officials, the idea was to combine nature and technology and was proud of it, they said.

 “Today we have achieved a Guinness World Record for the most users in a web development video hangout. With the efforts of our students and faculty members, we could achieve a new record and we are happy with that. Not just the achievement of the Guinness record makes us happy, 2803 students have participated and they have learned a new skill, which makes us happier,” said officials in the achievement of UAE students. 

This is also the first time any attempt is made in the area of coding in India or the Middle East. The attempt was conducted on the 10th of January online in a video meeting. There the students shared evidence of websites they coded and created on their own under the Hallmarks of Habitat School. Chairman of the Schools, Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqer Al Nuaimi said that when the UAE is preparing to take a leap in technological innovation by encouraging coders and digital technology, Habitat Schools find it a happy mission to contribute to this mission of the country.

“It was a very challenging situation for us. We were not confident right at the beginning time but later with the support from our teachers and our school, and we have achieved the prestigious moment, so grateful..,” said one of the students of Habitat school.

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We understand the idea of introducing coding was based on how much time all of us children spent on their tabs and phones. So once we learn to code, we become students who more than playing video games know how to make those video games. This made us creators of technology and not just users. This felt quite good and challenging”, said Benjamin Adewale Adedoying, Grade 11 student at Habitat School Al Jurf.