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Le Prix Meet and Code (Award)

Le prix Meet and Code présente et honore les idées d'événements les plus réussies. L'objectif est d'inspirer les autres à faire de même au cours des prochaines années, car l'éducation numérique est si importante. Nous recherchons les meilleures idées dans 5 catégories.

How can I participate at the Meet and Code Awards 2021?

 

Step 1: Registration 

Every validated Meet and Code event can participate in the Meet and Code Awards. Once your event is complete, you can apply for the Awards. Registration will be open from 1 November 2021 on the website. 

Tip: Remember that matching the selected category, innovative ideas, inspiring images from the event, feedback from participants and trainers, as well as a timely submitted event report is required for our jury panel.

Step 2: Jury Selection  

After a preselection of best events for each country by the local TechSoup partner, the Jury will carefully choose the three finalists, including the winners, of the five categories according to the corresponding criteria. The winners of the categories will be announced at the Awards Weekend. 

Invitation to the Meet and Code Award Weekend and Prize Money 

The top 3 events of each category are the finalists of the Meet and Code Awards 2021. All finalists will be invited to a festive Meet and Code closing event where the winners of each category will be announced. The five winning events will each receive prize money in the amount of 2.000 €. 

Catégories en 2021


Les cinq catégories du Meet and Code Award 2020 sont alignées sur les objectifs de développement durable (ODD). Meet and Code recherche des événements qui contribuent à ces objectifs et les combinent avec l'idée de l'informatique et du codage.

"Girls do IT!"

L’égalité des sexes joue un rôle important dans la société moderne et inclusive d’aujourd’hui. Cette catégorie de prix vise à aider à combler l'écart entre les sexes en informatique et en codage. Nous recherchons des événements créatifs qui brisent les stéréotypes de genre et autonomisent les filles dans le codage.
Les événements de cette catégorie pourraient, par exemple, se concentrer sur la stimulation de l'intérêt et du plaisir dans la programmation, en particulier chez les filles, tout en incluant les parents pour sensibiliser aux préjugés sexistes dans l'enseignement technologique.

"Diversity"

L'engagement envers la diversité est essentiel au succès individuel et organisationnel, et en adoptant différentes perspectives, nous sommes renforcés par une combinaison de culture, d'origine religieuse et ethnique, d'âge, de sexe et d'orientation sexuelle. Dans la catégorie Diversité, nous recherchons des idées qui inspirent les enfants et les jeunes pour un monde avec des chances égales. Nous étendons également cela aux capacités mentales et physiques et aux différentes conditions de vie et de travail. Par exemple, cela pourrait concerner les mineurs détenus ou se concentrer sur l'informatique pour les personnes ayant une déficience visuelle ou auditive.

"Code for the Planet"

Saviez-vous que vous pouvez suivre les abeilles grâce à la technologie? Nous recherchons des événements qui combinent codage et actions pour la planète. Tous les événements de codage qui améliorent l'éducation au changement climatique en sensibilisant à ce sujet constituent une contribution précieuse à l'ODD 13. Des exemples d'événements de cette catégorie pourraient porter sur la mesure de la pollution atmosphérique ou des outils pour l'efficacité énergétique.

"Community"

Une communauté locale est un filet de sécurité pour sa population. Les événements de cette catégorie tiennent compte des aspects et des coutumes locales et des besoins spécifiques de la communauté. Les événements doivent rassembler des personnes partageant les mêmes objectifs, les mêmes centres d'intérêt et les mêmes quartiers par le biais de la passion de "rencontrer et de coder" ! Les événements de cette catégorie peuvent par exemple travailler sur une plateforme pour votre quartier.

"Code for Europe"

Nouvelle catégorie en 2020Travailler ensemble est extrêmement important, en particulier lorsqu'il s'agit de surmonter les difficultés et les défis posés par la numérisation de l'UE. Étroitement liée à l'Objectif de Développement Durable des Nations Unies (ODD) n ° 17 Partenariats pour les objectifs, cette catégorie cherche à initier une collaboration transfrontalière entre les entreprises et à unir des enfants de différents horizons et lieux à travers des événements Meet and Code. Les événements de cette catégorie comprennent: une utilisation des médias en ligne sûre et responsable, en examinant les moyens de rapprocher les enfants et les jeunes de différentes nationalités, en s'attaquant à la désinformation et en combattant les fausses informations, ainsi que des solutions créatives qui répondent aux défis numériques d'aujourd'hui à travers l'Europe.

The Jury 2020

Barbora Buhnova

Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at Masaryk University (MU)

Barbora (in short Bara) is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at Masaryk University (MU), Faculty of Informatics (FI MU) in Brno, Czech Republic. Following her research career in Germany and Australia, she now leads multiple research teams at the Faculty of Informatics MU and Czech CyberCrime Centre of Excellence C4e.

Next to her academic activities, she is passionate about tech education and being a Co-Founding and Governing Board member of Czechitas, a non-profit organization aiming at making IT skills more accessible to youth and women (with over 30,000 graduates).

Bara is a member of multiple initiatives engaging more women in tech, such as Informatics Europe working group: Women in Informatics Research and Education (WIRE), and EUGAIN: European Network for Gender Balance in Informatics, which reach across the European continent. Furthermore, she is a devoted speaker and author of multiple research studies on gender-sensitive tech education.

Bara was inspired to become a Meet and Code jury member because she enjoys seeing new talent in tech and making sure everyone feels encouraged to give it a try. She is not only inspired by great ideas, but the actual idea-makers.

Clemens Frede

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

Clemens Frede has been systematically establishing the business unit "Corporate Engagement & Non-Profits" at the Haus des Stiftens gGmbH since 2008 - in cooperation with more than 100 partners, more than 80,000 non-profit organizations are now supported via digital platforms and programs. He works closely with key players in the IT industry and has many years of experience in the non-profit sector. Clemens Frede was born in Ravensburg in 1978 and studied sociology and political science at the University of Mainz. He is married and has two children.

Gabi Zedlmayer

Board Advisor and former VP & Chief Progress Officer at HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Gabi Zedlmayer is an award-winning social innovator who has worked with numerous global organizations to solve social and environmental issues in collaboration with non-profit organizations, governments, customers, and partners. She is also exploring how technology is changing how we live and work and is advising companies on how to implement critical strategies to successfully compete in the digital world. In her last corporate role, she served as Chief Progress Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise with worldwide responsibility.

Gabi is currently Advisor to the University of People, Georgia State University, and a member of the “Hochschulrat” at the University of Bayreuth. She also serves on the Board of MS. AI Nemes Ventures and is a member of the prestigious Münchner Kreis. Previous Board roles include the HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Board Germany, Junior Achievement (JA) Europe, EU commission e-Skills Leadership Board, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council of Social Innovation.

As a Meet and Code jury member, Gabi is looking forward to being inspired by the great ideas submitted by NPOs across Europe.

Dr. Markus Richter

State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology, Berlin

Dr. Markus Richter was born in Münster/Westphalia in 1976. He has two children.
After studying law at the University of Münster, he received his doctorate in 2003 and completed his practical legal training at the Regional Court in Hamm with the second state examination in law one year later. Since 2005 Dr. Markus Richter has held several positions at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). There he is involved in human resources, organization, the office of the President and policy issues regarding integration and migration. In 2014, he was appointed Head of IT units at the Federal Office of Administration. From 2015, he returned to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees as head of the Infrastructure and IT Directorate-General and became Vice-President of the office in 2018. Since May 1, 2020, Dr. Markus Richter has been State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community and Federal Government Commissioner for Information Technology.

Anna Sienicka

Vice President of TechSoup Europe, Warsaw

Anna is responsible for the strategic direction of the TechSoup Europe which is part of the TechSoup Global Network that consists of 61 of capacity-building organizations, and serves 1,100,000 registered NGOs, within over 8 billion euros delivered in technology tools and philanthropic services. Her background includes employability, social enterprises, social and digital inclusion, civic technology, as well as the development of friendly policies and a legal environment for civil society. Anna holds master's degrees in both Law and Economy and Society from Warsaw and Lancaster Universities respectively. She was a member of the Minister of Labour’s Public Benefit Work Council and the Polish Prime Minister’s Social Economy Task Force in Poland (under D. Tusk’s administration).

Review: Meet and Code Awards Virtual Gala in March 2021