Official EU Code Week kickoff
Publication date: October 13, 2014
On Saturday 11 October, EU Code Week officially kicked off – and what a start it was! During the past three days, over 900 events took place across Europe, adding to the roughly 500 events which had taken place earlier.
Some of these events are in fact still going on, such as the Lab_13 Codeclub in Irchester, UK, Read & Code in Gdańsk, Poland, Robocoding in Porto, Portugal, or the Young Coders’ week in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The media have noticed: articles covering the Code Week appeared in newspapers and on websites in several countries, including the Corriere delle Comunicazioni (IT), Polskie Radio (PL) and De Telegraaf (NL) among others.
Rails Girls Sofia 3.0 Group Photo
Programming Bee-bots at the CodeSevilla: ¡A programar! event by Programamos
Programamos – The Space, Sevilla
Kick off EU Code Week at CoderDojo in Anderlecht Belgium
We see photos coming in to our Flickr group (have a look at the map of geotagged photos!) and on Twitter the hashtag #CodeEU skyrocketed on Saturday. Seeing the Code Week ‘Twibon’ on profile pictures made us proud.
Did you take part in any of the events this weekend? Let us know your thoughts @CodeWeekEU!
Here are some of the top tweets that caught our eye over the weekend:
2009 coding events! #codeEU beginning tomorrow 11-17 October http://t.co/WGsSPL8b6S #codeEU @NeelieKroesEU pic.twitter.com/rJc0mjWiNU— josephinewood (@josephinewood)
People from all over Europe are remixing EU Code Week Game on Scratch. Give it a try! #CodeEU @programamos http://t.co/8Lj9Y2sbSk— Jesús Moreno León (@J_MorenoL)
Game controller made using marigolds & a #makeymakey #codeEU pic.twitter.com/6sy0jsXuqL #aussieED #edchatnz— Bianca Ní Ghrógáin (@bnighrogain)
Kicking off EU Code Week Robotics at Athlone Education Centre #CodeEU pic.twitter.com/MTsPVZ1WiJ— Frank Walsh (@franktullamore)
Alle 8 Projekte vom Young Coders Festival 2014: #youngcoders = amazing! So viel geschafft! http://t.co/hLOvsatpnD #codeEU #opendata @OKFNat— YoungCodersFestival (@youngcodersAT)