China Collegiate WeChat Application Education Alliance was set up to cultivate of new developers ecology of mini programs

On January 23, 2018, the "China Collegiate WeChat Application Education Alliance" jointly launched by the Software Engineering Teaching Guiding Committee of the Ministry of Education, the Computer Specialty Teaching Guiding Committee, Tencent WeChat and the Online Education Research Center of the Ministry of Education was officially established in Beijing. Ten council units including Tsinghua University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology participated in the release ceremony. The Alliance is to meet the training requirements for cultivation of computer software engineering talents in the new economic era. It takes WeChat’s open platform and application development technology as carriers to carry out school-enterprise cooperation in curriculum establishment and curriculum development, building laboratories and training bases, cultivation of training teachers, and research. It also builds a campus WeChat technical environment that supports innovative and entrepreneurial training of college students, and deepens the professional connotation and teaching reform of new engineering course construction, thus promoting the close integration of talent training and industrial needs.

"The layout of young developer is to lay out the future." WeChat team said," mini program is Tencent's long-term product business form. And the young developers are the backbone of mini program after it is popularized in the future. Nowadays, since young developers begin to pay attention to the ecology of mini program, we must give them support and expect them to truly join the team of mini program developers. "

"Talents cultivation must keep up with the pace of the times. Under the initiative of the new engineering construction, we should think about how to change the traditional education methods to promote further development of the education in information technology." Academician Sun Jiaguang, the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Founder of Software Engineering Discipline and the Director of the Alliance, said:" one third of college graduates each year are students majoring in Information Science. WeChat's application of good models and concepts to higher education is of great significance to the cultivation of talents in colleges and universities. "

With the formal establishment of the Alliance, mini program ecology will also officially enter Chinese universities. More young mini program developers and high-quality mini programs will emerge with teaching reforms + offline competitions. Mini program education in universities will officially start the new internet ecology based on mini program, which has received the attention of young developers before. 

The official data released by WeChat show that among developers of mini program, 5.5 % are under 20 years old. To better help young developers to give full play to their creativity, the Alliance will expand the college education of mini program from six major aspects including "curriculum design, online courses, innovative training, actual combat competitions, teacher training, and scientific research support" to break through the traditional teaching mode and help the development and education of mini programs to enter colleges and universities.