Annual EU Code Week underway

Annual EU Code Week underway

The annual European Commission supported EU Code Week  is now underway and is running for two weeks through to 22 October, 2017. EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creating with code. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.

The initiative was launched in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe. Last year, the number of events and attendees stepped up to 23k and nearly 1M respectively, growing from 3k events and 10k attendees in 2013.

There are free introductory programming and technology themes, including app development, robotics, AI, game design and more. The events are being run by various organisations in different European countries.

Swedish events can be found via the EU Code Week website’s events page by selecting Sweden och check out the Europe Code Week Sweden on Facebook.

 

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Jessica Nilsson Williams is the CEO & Founder of Mundus International. She has a long-standing interest in international affairs, having studied and worked in the field for more than 20 years. She began her career as the political advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, and then worked in London and Singapore before returning to Stockholm. In 2011 she took up a senior role at the New Zealand Embassy before founding Mundus International in 2012. In addition to working for foreign missions, she has worked in sectors such as NGOs and non-profit organisations (e.g. the Clinton Foundation and the International Red Cross), and TV.