The EU Code Week hackathon is sure to fuel your curiosity, inspire your creativity, encourage your entrepreneurial spirit, and bring your ideas to life.
Practical InfoThe Hackathon will take place on the 24-25 September 2021.
The Hackathon is free of charge.
ProgrammeThe EU Code Week hackathon has three distinct rounds
- The 24-hour online hackathon. Out of all those competing, only 12 teams will be chosen to remain in the competition. Free online training and mentoring for all 12 teams, during summer 2021.
- The final: 12 teams will have all received equal training in the second round, but only one will win. Secondary school students aged 15-19 will compete in teams to solve a ‘local challenge’ selected from proposals submitted ahead of the first round.
- Each national winner will face-off in a European clash of titans where each winning team will pitch their solution to a European jury during the official EU Code Week 9-24 October 2021.
Your team is not guaranteed a place in the second round even if you successfully solve the challenge. Remember you are in competition with the other teams and the jury will take your method, use of time and quality of the prototype into consideration to select the successful candidates!
If your team is one of the 12 finalists, you can work on your idea over the summer. To assist you, we will offer you free trainings for development and UX Design. Your team will also get the help of a mentor who ensures that you are on the right path.
The 12 finalist teams will meet in a 12-hour hackathon on 24-25 September. Here teams will compete to be the nation’s best young hackers and get the chance to win prizes such as cool IT equipment as well as further coaching and mentoring of their ideas.
A special big up to the winning teams. The teams selected for the final, which will take place the 24-25 September, are the following:
- Einaudi's Cool restaurant
- ativiI Cre
Each national winner will face-off in a European clash of titans where each winning team will pitch their solution to a European jury during the official EU Code Week 9-24 October 2021. The European champion will, besides the glory, win additional IT equipment.
Jury & Mentors
Imagine being in a virtual room full of designers, developers, creators, coders and business mentors, all with the same curiosity and drive as you. EU Code Week Hackathon Italy brings together leading figures from the Worlds of business, IT, venture capital, education, as well as local, national and EU leaders, influencers and coaches to guide and support you and your team during this intensive marathon.
Francesco Piero Paolicelli
Coding and Making expert, Arduino Educational Trainer, Data Scientist and Data Viz Expert
University professor at LUM (University Luis Monnet )School of Management for OpenData and OpenGovernment
Champion of CoderDojo club Lecce
I also have knowledge in User Interaction & User Experience, and Project Management.
In the past, he tutored Italian Computer Science Olympiads students preparing for international competitions.
Through training activities for Italian students and teachers it promotes interactive solutions and learning experiences related to the world of education and culture, from the video game of Minecraft Education Edition to the development of a more sustainable and inclusive teaching. In the past she trained programming and robotics, e-learning platforms, virtual reality and STEM in schools.
Do these themes interest you but you don’t know how to code? Sign up to our side events and discover the thrill of coding, innovation, entrepreneurship and other skills vital to participating in the digital world. The Code Week hackathon side events are scheduled to run from May to October and will include several different types of workshop. They are free of charge, you just have to sign up here. Come and learn more.
Minecraft Education Edition Teacher Academy: Design Your Own Multimedia Learning Environment!
- Basic mechanics of downloading, setting up and logging into Minecraft: Education Edition
- In-game play by exploring movement within the game as well as learning the process for placing and breaking blocks
- Key features of world management and classroom settings
- Tips on classroom management and readiness
- An understanding of basic in-game coding
- Skills that allow for learner collaboration, creativity, and communication
- How to incorporate engineering practices
- Chemistry and Science in-game functionality
- How the game supports learner inquiry and curiosity
EU Code Week (#CodeWeek) is a grassroots movement run by volunteers to promote digital literacy through activities linked to coding and computer science. It inspires and engages people to explore new ideas and innovation for the future. Activities for EU Code Week take place all over the world between 9 and 24 October.
The idea of the EU Code Week Hackathon is to show how concrete solutions come to life with the help of young people’s creativity, enthusiasm, fresh ideas and coding skills. The hackathons are created and co-organised by the European Commission and local EU Code Week Ambassadors The initiative is financed by the European Parliament