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EU Code Week - Bringing ideas to life with code

During EU Code Week, between 11th & 17th October 2014, thousands of coding events will be organised around Europe for kids, young people and adults.
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How can I join in?

  • Everyone who participates in a coding activity can share their experience on EU Code Week website and inspire others
  • Check out events near you on the EU Code Week map
  • Follow EU CodeWeek on Twitter and Facebook
  • Coders can organise workshops in local schools, hack spaces or community centres
  • Teachers who code can hold coding classes, share their lessons plans, organise workshops for colleagues
  • Teachers who don't code can organise seminars or invite parents or students to teach each other coding
  • Parents can encourage their kids to participate in a coding workshop
  • Businesses and non-profit organisations can host coding workshops, lend their staff as coaches in a "back-to-coach" action, organise fun coding challenges for students or offer sponsorship for coding events

What can local business do?

  • Host a coding event during EU Code Week. You can seek support from your local EU Code Week Ambassador who is connecting coding communities with others interested;
  • Make publicity about EU Code Week;
  • Provide facilities and/or coaches for coding events and catering during an event;
  • Provide coding tutorials in local language;
  • Launch a competition between schools/cities/open to everyone;
  • Offer other in kind contributions.

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EU Code Week is about getting children, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to come together in events and classrooms to learn programming and related skills. Check some coding testimonial videos.

EU Code Week is an initiative of the young advisors to European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes. The first EU Code Week took place in November 2013 and featured over 300 coding events involving more than 10,000 people in 26 European countries.

The initiative has attracted the support of coding and education movements like CoderDojo and Rails Girls and of major tech and IT companies like Rovio, Microsoft, Telefónica, Liberty Global, Google and Facebook who are all helping bring coding to millions of children by offering coding taster sessions, developing learning modules and helping to train teachers.

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