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 final hackathon will take place online the 23-24 September 2021 with the teams that succeed the first round.
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 5 teams will be chosen to remain in the competition. Free online training and mentoring for the teams, during summer 2021.
- The final hackathon: 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 5 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 5 finalist teams will meet online in a 24-hour hackathon. 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 online final in September are the following:
- Chain Gang
- Dream Team
- MICRO CHAT
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 Ireland 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.
With over 20 years of experience designing and supporting solutions, Anluan is a results-focussed person who seeks out the best possible result for his clients.
Róisín worked as a Software Engineer and Team Lead in a Computer Based Training company for a number of years before joining the teaching team at TU Dublin.
Róisín has a keen interest in Computer Science Education, delivering computing camps in primary and secondary schools around Ireland, as well as being involved in the delivery of teacher training programmes to promoting computer science to school teachers.
As a recent Computer Science graduate from Letterkenny Institue of Technology. Florian also has a good understanding of what it takes to be successful in IT and what options are available in Ireland.
She is excited about how this EU Code Week Hackathon will continue to showcase the incredible potential of our young people to make a real difference.
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