Did one tweet about Europe Code Week really just change education in Ireland forever?
Publication date: May 13, 2014
Irish Minister Ciarán Cannon has a great blog post on Neelie Kroes’ blog about how #codeEU provided the much needed spark: http://europa.eu/!QH49jK
“We saw EU Code Week as a brilliant idea to allow us to highlight the value of coding and to create links with other EU partners. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched EU Code Week recognising the importance of the initiative for Ireland. Many of the EU Code Week events were held in schools, community centres and the offices of both indigenous and multinational companies. Some schools established Skype links with classrooms in other EU countries to discuss and display their EU Code Week projects. Everyone saw real value in hosting coding events and once the week was over we felt it was important to sustain that collaborative relationship, we had a really good group of people in place and we couldn’t let that opportunity go to waste.”