#CodeWeek

Community

EU Code Week thrives thanks to a vast, international community of volunteers. In this page you can meet the members that are active in your country.
EU Code Week’s backbone is the Ambassadors, the Leading teachers and representatives of ministries of education in the EU and Western Balkans countries – the Edu coordinators.

Find out more about your local community by selecting your country:

Ambassadors

EU Code Week Ambassadors are the main point of contact for Code Week in each country and help spread the vision of Code Week locally. The Ambassadors connect people, companies and communities interested in supporting EU Code Week. They encourage organisers to register coding activities on the Code Week map, and promote the overall participation in EU Code Week. Ambassadors also review and approve activities in their country. Ambassadors also work with their peers in other countries and meet regularly to discuss how to further develop the initiative.

David Hellam

I'm a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, working at Riverside School in Prague. I teach coding to 11-18 year olds and run an after-school robotics club. I'm always looking for opportunities to share and learn from others, and Code Week is a great way to connect with similar groups nationally and regionally. Why not join in?

Dan Lessner

Lifelong student and teacher. I believe that everyone deserves a chance to recognize computer science as the empowering and liberating field it is (and I most likely would eventually fix your device, but you will be better off with tech support). So among other things I write a CS textbook for students 15-19 years old (http://ksvi.mff.cuni.cz/ucebnice/), edit Bebras tasks (http://www.bebras.org) and support many other computing-related activities.

Martina Teichmannová

I am a primary teacher from Lanškroun. I like to teach and I like to educate myself, I enjoy looking for new methods and ways for my students. These methods include also working with new technologies. I like to use robots, tablets, new applications. I am part of a team that brings news from key competencies in our region.

Tomáš Marek

I am a big enthusiast in modern IT technologies. I like to experiment and learn new things. Open Source is my daily bread. I actively support a wide range of community projects. One of my heartfelt projects is the development of an extension to an email server called mailcow, of course in containers. And in my free time I teach new students at the Secondary School in České Budějovice.

Leading teachers

Leading teachers is an active community of more than 450 educators from across Europe. They help connect schools, teachers and students interested in participating to Code Week and encourage them to organise activities and register them on the Code Week map. The Leading teachers hold professional development webinars in their language and are a reference point for other teachers in the country but also in Europe. They also promote the initiative locally.

If you are a teacher, you can find Leading teachers near you to connect with on the map.

Edu coordinators

EU Code Week Edu coordinators are correspondents in Ministries of Education or other educational authorities and organisations participating in EU Code Week. Edu coordinators strengthen the foundations of the initiative by supporting teachers and schools nation-wide. This includes communication with schools who already participate in EU Code Week to learn about their best practices and share experience. Edu coordinators also support schools that want to participate in the initiative, by providing available resources, learning material and opportunities within the community.

Volunteer for EU Code Week

You do not need to take on an official role in the EU Code Week community to be part of the movement. Everyone can organise activities to teach and inspire people to code, do robotics, tinker with hardware, 3D-print etc. and pin their activity on the map However, if you want to volunteer your time to promote coding and believe in the vision and values of EU Code Week, you could potentially become a leading teacher or an ambassador..

If you are an educator passionate about teaching and learning how to code as much as we are, you can find out more about the role and benefits of Leading teachers here. Then you can apply to become a Leading Teacher by filling this online application form. Please note that the number of Leading Teachers per country is fixed which means that applications are open only for some specific countries at a time.

If you want to promote coding in your country, check out the responsibilities of Ambassadors and take a quick look at the list of EU Code Week Ambassadors. If there are Ambassadors in your country, please get in touch directly with them and see how you can best support the initiative. If there is no one in your country, you can reach out at info@codeweek.eu.