Some Facts & Stats
- Called a hack-a-thon because it brings together ‘hackers’ (as in coders) working 24 hours straight.
- Second marathon of coders organised partially in a Parliament, with the idea of the ‘old’/legislators meeting the ‘new’/coders
- Theme is ‘Kids’, and more specifically building tools, websites, applications, etc. that enhance children safety & creativity.
- 30-hour event with 24-hours coding (spread over 28 hours with a 4-hour break) by 36 participants working on two challenges: 3 as individuals and 36 others bundled in 10 teams
- 11 nationalities represented
- Youngest applicant: 13-year old working in team with his older brother and a friend. Ended up not being able to make it due to exams!
- 5000,00 Eur prize for winner of each track
- Handing over of awards in the European Parliament by MEPs and other EU officials at an event hosted by MEP Sabine Verheyen (EPP, Germany).
- Intervention by Cory Doctorow on 21 June at 3:30 pm CET (Cory Doctorow is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to Wired, Popular Science, Make, the New York Times, and many other newspapers, magazines and websites)
- Support from civil society: eSkills, Family Online Safety Institute, European Schoolnet, eNACSO, Missing Children Europe
- Sponsors: Facebook, Google, Orange and Vodafone
- Vice-President Neelie Kroes of the European Commission endorsement on Facebook page: see here.
- Coders will be assisted by engineers from Facebook, Google and Orange
- 25 kids from the European schools from Brussels aged between 12 and 15 will assist and participate by following the coding work.
- 2 juries: a jury of experts & a jury of kids+teacher
- More info at www.euhackathon.eu
- EU officials welcome during the 24 hours at Google offices – need to simply call 0474/840515 or 0478/966701
The EUhackathon logo is available for download in various formats:
- Large version without date or theme here [PNG]
- Large version with date and theme – vertical version here [PNG]
- Large version with date and theme – horizontal version here [PNG]
The poster of the awards ceremony can be found here [JPG].