Breaking News: Winners of the 2016 EUhackathon

Breaking news: EUhackathon winners of the visualising copyright evidence challenge receive 5.000 (1st Prize), 2.000 (2nd Prize) and 1.000 (3rd Prize) Euro at the European Parliament

After almost 30 hours of intense coding, it was time for our 32 coders from 14 nationalities to hear from the jury who had won the first prize for the challenge they had taken on only one day before, namely visualising copyright evidence. This was done in the European Parliament – prizes being notably handed over by Mr Christian Staat from the Cabinet of European Commisioner Oettinger, MEP Theresa Comodini Cachia (EPP, Malta), MEP Kaja Kallas (ALDE, Estonia), MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland), and MEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt (ECR, Belgium).

All projects will be uploaded to our website, and the winners of this 6th edition of the EUhackathon are:

First Prize: Team Fakenl (Brazil – Hungary)
Second Prize: Team TheTicks (Romania)
Third Prize: Roberts Dargis (Latvia)

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MEP Therese Comodini CachiaMEP Therese Comodini Cachia
(EPP, Malta)

Therese Comodini Cachia is a Member of the European Parliament since May 2014. She is a member of the CULT and JURI committees, and a substitute in the DROI committee. Since January 2015 she is the Maltese shadow Minister for Education and Employment.

She holds a PhD in human rights law, and lectures at the Faculty of Laws of the University of Malta. She has also been heavily involved in non-governmental organisations as their legal advisor.

MEP Kaja KallasMEP Kaja Kallas
(ALDE, Estonia)

Kaja Kallas is a Member of the European Parliament since May 2014. She is a member of the ITRE committee, is a substitute in the IMCO committee and holds the position of Vice-Chair of the delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. She was a Rapporteur on the Report ‘Towards a Digital Single Market Act’ that calls for ambitious action to remove barriers in the digital world and avoid over-regulation.

She previously worked as an attorney-in-law, specialized in European and Estonian competition law, and was a partner in two leading law firms in Estonia until she was elected to the Estonian Parliament in 2011. There, she chaired the Economic Affairs Committee.

mepkumpulanatriMEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri
(S&D, Finland)

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri is a Member of the European Parliament since May 2014. She is a member of the ITRE committee, a substitute of the EMPL committee, member of the delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and member of the delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Association Committee. Energy, digital markets and sustainable future have her heart. She is currently working on the rapport on the Wholesale roaming markets which calls for a more coherent and fair use of telecommunication inside Europe.

She studied engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Vaasa, Finland. Following her studies she worked as a chairman of the European Movement in Finland and before moving to European Parliament she worked 11 years as a representative in the Finnish Parliament. She has been actively involved both governmental and non-governmental organisations.

MEP Anneleen Van BossuytMEP Anneleen Van Bossuyt
(ECR, Belgium)

Anneleen Van Bossuyt is a Member of the European Parliament since beginning of 2015. She is a member of the IMCO committee, a substitute in the ITRE committee, member of the delegation for relations with the United States and of the delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. Her focus is on better regulation, entrepreneurship, the digital internal market, innovation and energy. She considers it her personal goal to help bridge the gap between citizens and Europe.

She studied law at the University of Ghent and European law at the University of Rennes in France. Following her studies in France, she worked as an assistant at the European Institute of the University of Ghent’s Law Faculty. Before moving to the European Parliament she worked at the N-VA’s research department focussing on the European domain. She is also co-author of the three editions of the book ‘This is how Europe works’ (‘Zo werkt Europa’).

Click on the relevant day to display the short version of the program, a full version can be found here.

08.00 – 08.30 – Registration at the Google offices

08.30 – 09.00 – Presentations

09.00 – Midnight – Coding

Rest time! Hackers are invited to go to their hotel (a 500 m walk) and get some rest. For the brave, free WiFi is available at the hotel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to the hackers during the day.

07.30 – Re-start coding

12.00 – 13.30 – Submission deadline / End of coding / Pitch time: Each participant or team will have the opportunity to briefly (max. 5 min.) present the project that was created during the EUhackathon.

13.30 – 14.30 – Jury convenes behind closed doors

15.00 – 17.00 – Awards ceremony in the European Parliament (room JAN 2Q2). The best projects will be presented to the audience and receive an award.

A cocktail reception is held at the end of the Awards Ceremony (16.30 – 17.00). Breakfast and lunch are served to the hackers during the day.

Location where is the event taking place

The coding will take place from 15 November 8.00 till 16 November 12.00 at the Google offices, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. EU officials and journalists are welcome to drop by, but have to announce themselves as EUhackathon visitor at the reception.

The awards ceremony will take place on 16 November at 15.00 in the European Parliament (room JAN 2Q2). People interested in attending should contact us at info[at]euhackathon[dot]eu before Friday 4 November CoB as access to the European Parliament requires prior authorization.

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