In 2019, we will present the Meet and Code Award for the second time to honor particularly successful event ideas. By highlighting these best-practice examples, we want to encourage others to come up with even more new ideas. Because digital education concerns us all. It is only when we all work together that things can change. We're looking for the best ideas in four categories and an audience favorite.
The four categories of the Meet and Code Award 2019 are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Meet and Code is looking for events that contribute to those goals and combine them with the idea of IT and Coding.
The topic of equal opportunity and gender equality plays an important role in today’s society. This award category aims to help close the gender gap in IT and Coding. We are looking for creative events that break down gender stereotypes and empower girls in coding. Examples for events in this category could be “Robotics for girls” or “Code like a girl with Snap!”.
Life is diverse. Only a diverse and inclusive world can secure our future. In the category Diversity we are looking for the best event ideas to inspire children and young people. Not only for IT and coding, but also for a world with equal opportunities and appreciation. By this, we mean a diversity of cultural, religious and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental and physical abilities and different living and working conditions. They could for example address juvenile prisoners or focus on the usage of IT for people with visual impairment.
Did you know that you can track bees by means of modern technology? We are looking for hackathons, coding nights or other events that combine coding and actions for the planet. All coding events that improve climate change education through raising awareness on this topic are of valuable contribution to SDG 13. Events in this category might for example deal with air pollution measurement or tools for energy efficiency.
A local community is a safety net for its people. Events of this category take the local aspects and customs into consideration and think about community specific needs. The events should bring people of same goals, interest and neighborhoods together through the passion to “meet and code”! Events in this category could for example work on a platform for your neighborhood.
Step 1: Registration
During the registration of an event, you can choose to participate in the Meet and Code Award 2019. Please select the participation at the public voting or additionally choose one of the categories, that best matches your event.Step 2: Public voting
Raise awareness for your Meet and Code event and get the most votes to win the public voting! Starting from September 16, until end of day on October 20, every Meet and Code event can be voted for on the Meet and Code event website. Organizations will collect votes by having people vote for their event. For a vote to be counted, an email address will need to be entered and confirmed. There will be one vote per email address.
To raise awareness of the event and encourage people to vote for a particulr event, the events can be shared through social media channels.
The TOP 10 events from all participating countries will be displayed on the Meet and Code website during the voting period. The top 3 will be invited to the Award Weekend and the winner will receive prize money.Step 3: Jury Selection
The Jury will carefully choose the three finalists, including the winners, of the four categories according to the corresponding criteria. The finalists will be notified via email and the results will be displayed at the website. The winners of the categories will be announced at the Award Weekend.
The top 3 events of each category as well as the top 3 events of the public voting are the finalists of the Meet and Code Award 2019. Two representatives of the nonprofit organization, that organized the finalists’ events, will be invited to the Award Weekend. The Award Weekend will take place in the beginning of 2020 in Europe
The five winning events will each receive prize money in the amount of €2000.00.
The members of the jury will be introduced here.
For their project
“Scratch and… Gooal!”
For their project
“Build our own 3D printer”
For their project
Master class “Profession of a programmer – a step into the future”
More than 700 events participated in the Meet and Code Award 2018 in three award categories. The Jury selected 15 exceptional events as finalists. Two representatives of each organization are invited to an Award Weekend at the SAP headquarters in Walldorf. In addition, the first place winner of each category will be announced in Waldorf and will receive a prize of €2500.00.
The finalists of the Meet and Code Award 2018 are:
|Alr - Associazione Lorenzo Risolo||Let's have fun with HTML||Italy|
|Association for people with disabilities Integration||Open classes for children with vision and hearing disorder||Russia|
|Charitable Foundation "VETERAN"||Master class «Profession of a programmer - a step into the future»||Ukraine|
|Connect o.z.||Creativity in each of us||Slovakia|
|Фондация "Яника"||Girls in the Code||Bulgaria|
|Association Noosphere||3D-modelling course for high-school pupils “Generation 3D”||Ukraine|
|Modelarski centar Kutina||3D design of robotic arm in Fusion-360, production and programming||Croatia|
|Stadtbibliothek Linz||Hello World||Austria|
|The Globe Community Library at Stokesley||Build our own 3D Printer||United Kingdom|
|The Ural Club of New Trends in Education||The Hackathon on computer vision and self-driving cars||Russia|
|Category Kick and Code|
|"Children's and youth association - STEP" Public foundation||Week of programming and football||Kazakhstan|
|Asociatia Pro Teodor Murasanu||Scratch and... Goooal!||Romania|
|Junior MIAGE Concept||The Stadium Code||France|
|Stowarzyszenie na Rzecz Dzieci i Młodzieży "Rozwiń skrzydła"||LIGA MINDSTORMS||Poland|
|Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Szkoły Podstawowej w Dębem Wielkim "Szkoła z uśmiechem"||Kodełkowo||Poland|