Commissioner Kroes joins Code Week, #FlagShipGame launched and Ireland back on top
Publication date: October 16, 2014
A CoderDojo event in Anderlecht yesterday was attended by European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander de Croo. You can find photos from the event on Facebook and in our Flickr group.
I am with @CoderDojoBe at Erasmus High School in #Anderlecht – these are the Digital Erasmus’ of our future #codeEU pic.twitter.com/HGrTm2FyfI— Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU), October 15, 2014
The Flag Ship game was launched yesterday. You can download the game from flagshipgame.eu, where you can also find information about how to contribute your own code to this exciting collaborative project initiated in Italy.
Hey, we’re developing a new mobile app called #FlagShipGame http://t.co/QS8uW2CxE3. Join us at @CodeWeekEU— Alessandro Bogliolo (@neutralaccess), October 3, 2014
♻ @mardou_fox: Kodujemy #flagshipgame 🙂 #codeweekeu #appinventor pic.twitter.com/IctRMf1jqT— Mariusz Fik (@Fisiu), October 15, 2014
Ireland claimed back the first place in terms of the total number of events. Both Ireland and Greece now have over 400 total events! However, the scoreboard, which considers the number of events in relation to the size of the population, is still headed by Iceland.
Down at the level of regions, though, Catalonia seems to be one of the most active regions. We have not checked ourselves (yet), but we will gladly take their word for it – great to see so many events!
“Catalonia is one of the most active European regions in this @CodeWeekEU with 138 activities” IRigau @ensenyamentcat #mSchools #CodeWeek— Mobile World Capital (@MWC_Barcelona), October 16, 2014
If you were wondering who won the Kodu Kup mentioned yesterday, the BBC reports it was a team from the UK –team mates Alfie Finch-Critchley (14), Joseph Banerjee (12) and Jonathan Haleyfrom (12) from Uppingham Community College in the East Midlands – with their game ‘Confined’. Congratulations!
RT @BBCTech: UK coders triumph in Europe contest http://t.co/Imqhe1w2il #KoduKup_EU #codeEU #needcodeeu— Microsoft Europe (@MSEurope), October 16, 2014
Code Week got some more media love – today we especially liked two videos produced by Swedish TV. If you enjoy languages or just have faith in automated translators, read the blog posts from Magic Makers (French) and from SIDN (Dutch), the company behind the .nl domain.
And as usual, we sign off with a selection of today’s tweets:
Look at the queue for #coding classes during @DigitalPavia in #Italy cc @CodeWeekEU pic.twitter.com/LmVnk7E49Q— Ryan Heath (@RyanHeathWriter), October 16, 2014
Kodable App for coding with five years old. @CodeWeekEU #CodeEU pic.twitter.com/2MoSyucc4X— Colegio Alfa & Omega (@ColeAlfaOmega), October 15, 2014
Robotics and coding @CodeWeekEU #CodeEU @bqreaders for our children. Amazing week! pic.twitter.com/hYX111EnQo— Colegio Alfa & Omega (@ColeAlfaOmega), October 16, 2014
Learning html by hacking websites with @webmaker X-ray Goggles Student bloggers #remix #mozfest #CodeEU pic.twitter.com/2ZfO2f6l7K— Mark Shillitoe (@markshillitoe), October 16, 2014
Semaine du Code #CodeWeek de nombreux ateliers découverte comme @kidscodingclub visité hier http://t.co/MZToFiUZHl pic.twitter.com/uiX8WqEFaI— Najat Belkacem (@najatvb), October 16, 2014
Everybody coding in Poland this wk! Over 260 events from kids to the elderly @CentrumCyfrowe #CodingMasters #codeEU pic.twitter.com/vkjhCN8Fq2— Neelie Kroes (@NeelieKroesEU), October 16, 2014