08/09/2016

‘Hands on Hack': the next Coding Jam @ the Future Classroom Lab

The European Coding Initiative, along with the European Schoolnet's Future Classroom Lab ambassadors and Learning Labs' network, will hold an international hackathon on 20th of October, where teams from schools and learning labs across Europe and beyond will have the chance to build and share their projects.

The organisers will lead the work from the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, and any team joining up the initiative is most welcome to organise its own branch event, participate to the competition and connect online.

Coding allows us to write our stories with technology. The more we know about it, the more we are capable to actively contribute to our today's society. The European Coding Initiative brings together a wide array of stakeholders to promote coding through a mixture of online and offline, real-life activities, with a view to establishing coding as a key competence within every education system in Europe.

The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness on the importance of digital skills for a digital citizenship and experiment together how engaging and meaningful is to create digital content and tools, and to become makers rather than just consumers of technology.

The hackathon is open to everyone (educators, students, practitioners, parents, policy makers…) and no previous knowledge of computer programming is required. All coding languages (including visual one as Scratch, Kodu, Alice, etc.) are absolutely fine.

If you are interested in the initiative and you are considering setting up a team and joining the hackathon, please visit European Coding Initiative and fill in the pre-registration form.

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