The EU Code Week Hackathon begins with a challenge to develop a code that solves a real-life challenge. The winning team will also secure a spot at the European pitch where all the national hackathon winners from Romania, Ireland, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Latvia will present their ideas to a European jury during the official EU Code Week 9-24 October 2021.
The EU Code Week hackathon is sure to fuel your curiosity, inspire your creativity, encourage your entrepreneurial spirit, and bring your ideas to life.
What to expect?
- Expert coaching
- Skills workshops
- Fun activities
- The chance to meet likeminded individuals
- The chance to win mentoring and coaching, as well as IT equipment
- The chance to join the final hackathon and meet the best of the best, in person!
Propose challenges to be solved at the Hackathon
Do you want to make your community the centre of green and sustainable innovation in Slovenia? If so, propose a challenge that will be “hacked” at the Hackathon. Something concrete that will help you, your school, city or community.
Practical InfoThe Hackathon will be held from 18 September to 19 September 2021. We hope the competition to take place physically. If the public health situation does not allow it, we will meet online.
The Hackathon is free of charge.
During the Hackathon, teams will get support from experienced mentors, be able to participate in workshops, do mini-challenges, quizzes, win prizes and a 2.000€ prize for the winning team! The jury will take the team’s method, use of time and quality of the prototype into consideration to select the successful candidates!
Each national winner will meet 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.
Free online and/or physical side events will also be organised during summer 2021 for beginners in coding.
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 Slovenia 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.
In his free time, he is actively involved in the field of choral music.
Katja K. Ošljak
He participates in various local and European projects, and also walks in business environment. He has extensive experience in mentoring, prototyping, working with young people, CNC machining, 3D modeling,
He likes to share his knowledge with the participants of interactive workshops from various fields of information technologies.
In her pedagogical work, the emphasis is on creative audio-visual production with computer technologies, with which she encourages the younger population to think creatively and create with the help of modern technologies.
In addition to this he is an outstanding Official Red Hat Instructor and Architect. He is a curious learner and eager to implement and share his newly obtained knowledge in practice.
In connection with the hackathon, there will be workshops for beginners in coding, tinkering with hardware and robotics and so on for participants to learn some basics of computational thinking and coding. From April to September, we are organising side events with our amazing partners of the EU Code Week Hackathons and it’s free to take part! Check out the different activities and register to get the link.
Animate a name
- Use a block-based programming language
- Master important computer science concepts such as events, sequences and loops
- Create an animation project in Scratch for CS First
More information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8JCZRy9do&list=PLnqp3yQre_1hFCDhLMSsecHDemuuOB2a4
Creative Coding Workshop
Robotics Training Series by MakeX/MakeBlock
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