Future EC digital Vice-President Ansip supports Code Week
Publication date: October 15, 2014
Greece passes Ireland in number of events
The sheer number of events which take place every day this week makes it almost impossible to really grasp the size of Code Week. Below are just some of the highlights of the day – do not forget to have a look at our Flickr Group, join conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #CodeEU and like our Facebook page!
If you follow politics, you probably know that the new European Commission is expected to take office in November. The Commission’s Vice-President for the digital single market is going to be the former Estonian PM Andrus Ansip.
Mr Ansip held a Twitter chat this morning using the hashtag #AskAnsip, which inspired nearly 4,000 tweets. You can read the full summary on Storify; a couple of tweets are, however, worth pointing out:
- Mr Ansip agrees coding should be part of European curricula:
@evapaunova I hope you had fun! I agree coding should be on the curriculum – and creativity more generally. #codeEU #askansip
- He supports Code Week:
@goncalocarrico Coding should be bread and butter for every kid. I also support the #EUcodeweek #AskAnsip
- And he even has a Code Week t-shirt!
Been there? I’ve got the T-shirt 🙂 #AskAnsip @CodeWeekEU pic.twitter.com/TtlPrOVY6j
Code Week continues to be noticed by the media, from the German Zeit to the Brussels-based EurActiv. The latter brought a nice infographic on coding in the classroom. Another infographic on coding was published today by Debating Europe.
Furthermore, we noted that Greek surpassed Ireland in the total number of events:
Greece just passed Ireland in the no. of total #codeEU events, they’re both approaching 400! http://t.co/q82aTKjSkt pic.twitter.com/h4Rrh7VSwn— CodeWeekEU (@CodeWeekEU), October 15, 2014
An element of competition was brought to Code Week by KoduKup, which took place this morning.
As EU celebrates coding this week 8 European countries’ coders compete for title of Champion of #kodukup_eu #YouthSpark #codeEU— Sylvie J. LAFFARGE (@SylLaf), October 15, 2014
Team UK enriched pitching their own game at #KoduKup_EU with background music 🙂 #codeEU #eSkills4jobs pic.twitter.com/OoxcMkVwr3— Maciej Surowiec (@MaciejSurowiec), October 15, 2014
@MADDHATTGAMES show that coding games can involve all kinds of talents! Kudos #codeEU #KoduKup_eu #youthspark pic.twitter.com/nsqYTvuaVx— Polina Emelianova (@polemel), October 15, 2014
Young Greek coders teach audience about Mars through their game #behindthered @ #KoduKup_eu finals #codeEU @MSEurope pic.twitter.com/w0EXErL0Bj— Polina Emelianova (@polemel), October 15, 2014
Go girls! This is the all-girl coding champion team from #Finland competing for the #KoduKup_eu part of @CodeWeekEU pic.twitter.com/6P0belBAE0— Ryan Heath (@RyanHeathWriter), October 15, 2014
In Finland, the ’Interested in Coding and Robotics?’ roadshow visited Oulu after stopping by in Helsinki yesterday.
Kiinnostaako koodaus ja robotiikka-kiertueen toinen päivä Helsingin yliopistolla @Innokas_ #codeEU @RoboticsFinland pic.twitter.com/m7WE28ZbcX— Minna Kukkonen (@Minkkunen), October 14, 2014
And tonight, the University of Central Lancashire is hosting a free coding session for its students and in Brussels, another CoderDojo event is organised.
As part of EU Code Week we have a FREE coding session for our students TODAY! For booking, visit:http://t.co/FPqfk8l4gA #coding #codeEU— CEPS UCLan (@UCLan_CEPS), October 15, 2014
Tonight @CoderDojoBru: training parents, teachers & mentors to teach kids how to code http://t.co/YqjJeGjaHv #codeEU #CoderDojoBe #edtech— CoderDojoBru (@CoderDojoBru), October 15, 2014