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EUhackathon 5.000€ award cheque

EUhackathon €5.000,- award cheque


  • EU officials and press welcome during the coding at the Google offices – you need to simply call 0474/840515 or 0478/966701

Facts & Stats about the 2015 EUhackathon:

  • Called a hack-a-thon because it brings together ‘hackers’ (as in coders) working for 2 days.
  • Fifth marathon of coders organised partially in a Parliament, with the idea of the‘old’/legislators meeting the‘new’/coders
  • Theme was ‘eSkills: train the trainers’: how to allow non-technical trainers in formal (e.g. school) or informal (e.g. CoderDojo type initiatives) settings to stimulate kids aged between 8 and 14 to code and acquire eSkills.
  • 36 coders (including 7 kids).
  • 10 nationalities represented
  • 9 projects
  • 5000,00 Eur prize for the winning team, 2000,00 Eur fo rth e2nd prize and 1000,00 Eur for the third prize.
  • Co-hosting of the event by MEPs Theresa Comodini Cachia, Mady Delvaux, and Philippe De Backer and participation of European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip and Mr Christian Staat from the Cabinet of European Commisioner for the Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger.
  • The event was co-sponsored by Google, Facebook and ICANN. Supporters of the event were Luxembourg Presidency of the Council, the European e-Skills Association, the European Digital Rights initiative (EDRi), the Open Roberta project, Telecentre Europe, Transparency International (TI) and Wikimedia.
  • Coders assisted by engineers from Google and Facebook.

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