Meet and Code Award 2019


In 2019 zullen we de Meet and Code Award voor de meest uitmuntende evenementideeën voor de derde keer uitgeven. Door deze best practices onder de aandacht te brengen, willen we anderen ook in nog grotere mate inspireren voor nieuwe ideeën. Omdat digitaal onderwijs ons allemaal aangaat. En alleen als we allemaal samenwerken, kunnen dingen veranderen. We zijn op zoek naar de beste ideeën in vier categorieën en een favoriet voor het publiek.


Award-categorieën

De vier categorieën van de Meet and Code Award 2019 zijn afgestemd op de Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) . Meet and Code zoekt evenementen die bijdragen aan die doelen en combineert ze met het idee van IT en codering.

Girls do IT!

Het thema gelijke kansen en gendergelijkheid speelt een belangrijke rol in de huidige samenleving. Deze prijscategorie is bedoeld om de genderkloof in IT en codering te helpen dichten. We zijn op zoek naar creatieve evenementen die genderstereotypen doorbreken en meiden sterker maken in coderen. Voorbeelden van evenementen in deze categorie kunnen "Robotica voor meisjes" of "Codeer zoals een meisje met Snap!" zijn.

Diversity (Diversiteit)

Het leven is diversiteit. Alleen een diverse en inclusieve wereld kan onze toekomst veiligstellen. In de categorie Diversiteit zoeken we naar de beste evenementideeën om kinderen en jongeren te inspireren. Niet alleen voor IT en codering, maar ook voor een wereld met gelijke kansen en waardering. Hiermee bedoelen we een verscheidenheid van culturele, religieuze en etnische afkomst, leeftijd, geslacht, seksuele geaardheid, genderidentiteit of -uitdrukking, mentale en fysieke vermogens en verschillende leef- en werkomstandigheden. Ze kunnen zich bijvoorbeeld richten op jeugdige gevangenen of zich richten op het gebruik van IT voor mensen met een visuele en auditieve beperking.

Code for the Planet (Coderen voor de planeet)

Wist u dat u bijen kunt volgen met behulp van moderne technologie? We zijn op zoek naar hackathons, coderingsnachten of andere evenementen die codering en acties voor de planeet combineren. Alle coderingsevenementen die het onderwijs op het gebied van klimaatverandering verbeteren door bewustmaking over dit onderwerp, leveren een waardevolle bijdrage aan SDG 13. Evenementen in deze categorie kunnen bijvoorbeeld betrekking hebben op luchtvervuilingsmetingen of hulpmiddelen voor energie-efficiëntie.

Community

Een lokale gemeenschap is een vangnet voor haar mensen. Gebeurtenissen in deze categorie houden rekening met de lokale aspecten en gebruiken en denken na over specifieke behoeften van de gemeenschap. De evenementen moeten mensen met dezelfde doelen, interesses en buurten samenbrengen doorheen de passie om te "ontmoeten en te coderen"! Evenementen in deze categorie kunnen bijvoorbeeld een platform voor uw buurt ontwikkelen.

Announcement October 17, 2019

It is with great regret that we have to suspend this year’s Public Choice Award. After carefully checking all entries and votes, we discovered that several organizations had used bots to generate votes. This does not correspond to our understanding of fair competition and undermines our objective with this category –to invite everyone to show support for great coding initiatives in our communities.

We thank every organization and individual that participated in the Public Choice Award with honesty and integrity. However, we trust you understand that under these circumstances there is no way we can ensure fair competition.

The Meet and Code Award will still award the best events in any of our four other Meet and Code 2019 categories – Girls do IT!, Diversity, Code for the Planet, and Community. The winners in each category will be selected by a jury.

Your Meet and Code Team



The Finalists

In 2019, Meet and Code was looking for the second time for best practice events that illustrated how tech can improve lives. More than 700 events participated in the Meet and Code Award 2019. The Jury selected 12 exceptional events as finalists. Two representatives of each organization will be invited to the Award Weekend in early 2020, where the winner will be announced and will receive 2,000 euros in prize money.


The finalists of the Meet and Code Award 2019 are:

Girls do IT!
Organisatie Evenement Country
Techies Lab ASBL Mother and Daughter Coding Workshop with Techies Lab België / Belgique
Foerderverein der Grundschule am Koppenplatz Robot fairytales Duitsland
I will STEM girls with families Oekraïne
Diversity (Diversiteit)
Organisatie Evenement Country
Adj Esélyt Alapítvány Robotics offline and online Hongarije
Asociația Părinților Ioan Slavici Satu Mare Traffic Lights Roemenië
Regional Youth Organization of the deaf "Our happy life" Deaf coders' school Oekraïne
Code for the Planet (Coderen voor de planeet)
Organisatie Evenement Country
Foerderverein Gymnasium Am Roemerkastell e.V. Microcontrollers - Small computers with great significance for people and the environment Duitsland
Fundacja ArchitectsPL Designing and Printing the Coral Reef in 3D Polen
Qendra për edukim dhe mësim inovativ - STEMLab AMyZONE Noord-Macedonië
Community
Organisatie Evenement Country
Cooperativa Sociale Meta Onlus San Rocco 3.0 - Your guide to discovering the neighborhood Italië
ATL da Bolonha Play Against Cyberbullying Workshop Portugal
Asociația Give IT Back Give IT Back to Community Roemenië

De jury

Ciarán Cannon

Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland

Ciarán Cannon is Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with special responsibility for the Diaspora and International Development. He is formerly the Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills. He was first elected to Dáil Eireann in February 2011.

Ciarán is also a strong advocate for the use of technology in education and is a co-founder of Excited - The Digital Learning Movement. He worked closely with teachers and industry leaders in Ireland to make the case for the introduction of computer science as a subject in Irish schools. In 2019 he was appointed one of seven global UNICEF Generation U Champions.

Ciarán was born in Kiltullagh, Athenry and he lives there with his wife Niamh and son Evan. He is an award winning musician and songwriter and some of his work has been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra. He is also an avid cyclist and advocate for the development of sustainable cities.

Carola Carazzone

Secretary General of Assifero

Carola is the Secretary General of Assifero, the Italian national membership of grant-making associations. She is also a human rights lawyer and has worked extensively with Italian rights-based NGOs. In 2002, she established a Human Rights Coordination Office for Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo and in 2011 became the first woman elected as its President. She has also served as a member of the Executive Board of the worldwide network of the Salesian of Don Bosco development NGOs, and as spokesperson of a network of 88 Italian human rights NGOs leading international and national advocacy.

Mark Jenkins

Winner of the Meet and Code Award 2018, Category Innovation, UK

Mark Jenkins leads a 3D printing class focused on building a 3D printer for the 10-24 age group. This class won Meet and Code 2018 in the innovation category. Since then, it has expanded to cover general technology topics and presenting skills. He is a recent graduate of Edinburgh University, finishing with a first class masters in computer science with honours. For his thesis, he performed a two year research project on improving the performance of parallel programs.

Alexandra van der Ploeg

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, SAP SE

Alexandra van der Ploeg is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP globally. Alexandra is responsible for setting the strategic direction of CSR focused on bringing to life SAP’s higher purpose of “helping the world run better and improving people’s lives” through strategic partnerships and programs that deliver sustainable social impact and long-term business value. In this function, she also oversees corporate giving, volunteerism and the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships for which Alexandra has a particular passion.

Alexandra joined SAP in 1999. She started with SAP Switzerland in charge of management development and over the course of the next ten years held various managerial positions in Human Resources. Moving into the CSR organization in 2010, Alexandra developed and managed various global CSR programs, such as building an infrastructure for social business in Haiti and the development of a range of pro-bono volunteering program, e.g. the SAP Social Sabbatical Portfolio. Alexandra also serves on the advisory council of IMPACT 2030 and is part of the Leadership Council of the Realized Worth Institute. She holds an MBA from Henley Business School in Great Britain.

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.

Hartmut Thomsen

President Middle & Eastern Europe, SAP SE

Hartmut Thomsen is President of Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE). He is responsible for all sales, operations and development of the business in this region, containing the Market Units Germany, Switzerland, CEE (including Austria) and CIS. He reports to Adaire Fox-Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, Global Customer Operations.

Thomsen is a well-established executive in the market having most recently worked as SAP’s MEE Chief Operating Officer & Head of Cloud and prior to that as Managing Director of SAP Germany from 2012 to 2016. Thomsen joined SAP in 2011 heading up Financial Services and Public Services for SAP Germany. Prior to joining SAP, Hartmut Thomsen held numerous leadership positions at various companies including IBM and Oracle.

Hartmut Thomsen, born in Elmshorn, Germany in 1971, holds a diploma in Economics and Business Administration from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. He is married and has three children.

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