Meet and Code Awards

New this year, Meet and Code will be awarding top exemplary events and highlighting their activities to a wider audience. The awards will be given out for three categories:

  • Kick and Code (annual theme)

    Meet and Code events that either seek to solve a football related problem with IT or use football as a topic to bring coding to kids. We are looking for events that connect these two topics in a creative and purposeful way in order to reach the target group and bring them closer to the world of coding and IT.

  • Innovation

    Meet and Code events that either develop and promote creative teaching methods and/or explore current IT/digital topics. We are looking for events that are innovative in their ways of reaching the target group and connecting it with IT related topics, as well as events that pick up trendsetting, future-shaping and disruptive technologies like IoT, Blockchain, AI, 3D printing, etc.

  • Diversity

    Meet and Code events that use IT or other digital topics to address and reduce inequalities present in their community or general society. We are looking for events that increase equal opportunities, promote tolerance and dismantle inequalities based on gender, race, religion, disabilities, social and economic status etc.

In each category, five events will be honoured and two representatives of each organisation will be invited to a two-day closing event at the SAP headquarters in Walldorf. In addition, the first place winner of each category will receive a prize of 2.500 euros.

How You Can Participate

Any charitable organisation that carries out a funded event through Meet and Code is eligible to participate in the Meet and Code Awards. You must decide for yourself to which category you want your event to be considered for the Meet and Code Award. To do so, please select the appropriate award category when creating an event. Events that do not fit the award categories are still eligible for general event funding.

Meet and Code Award results

This page lists the current results of the Meet and Code Award polls.

Top 10 - Soccer and Coding

This award category has not been voted for any event so far.

Top 10 - Most innovative

Position Number of votes Name of the organization Name of the event
1 11 The Globe Community Library at Stokesley Build our own 3D Printer
2 10 Impact Gamers C.I.C. Impact Gamers LiVE
3 2 Institute of Imagination Lab Life: Robot Zoo

Top 10 - Equal chances

Position Number of votes Name of the organization Name of the event
1 8 Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales Coding in Clubz

Judges for the Meet and Code Award

Dr. Bernd Welz

Executive Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer, SAP SE

Dr. Bernd Welz is Executive Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at SAP SE. In his role, he is responsible for global knowledge transfer to SAP’s customers, partners and other external communities. As an expert in digital education and education technology, he is a member of the EU Governing Board of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and the University Council at Heidelberg University. Welz joined SAP in 1997. Since then, he has held several transformational leadership roles and was, amongst others, responsible for the foundation of SAP Cloud services. Before joining SAP, he was a strategy consultant at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants in Germany and the UK. Welz holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, and a doctoral degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

Anna Sienicka

Vice President of TechSoup Europe, Warsaw

Anna Sienicka is responsible for the strategic direction of TechSoup in Europe. She leads the development of the TechSoup Europe Network. The network consists of 24 capacity-building organisations who are active in 44 countries serving over 400,000 registered NGOs providing over a billion euros of savings to the sector since inception. Her responsibilities include playing the central role in developing and scaling socially oriented technology solutions throughout the network and region.

Clemens Frede

Head of Business Development and Member of the Management Board, Haus des Stiftens gGmbH, Munich

Clemens Frede is a member of the management board and leads business development at Haus des Stiftens gGmbH. For the last ten years, he has developed and expanded the IT portal Stifter-helfen with more than 40 partners and 60,000 registered non-profit organizations. He works closely with key players in the IT industry and has long-term experience in the non-profit sector.