Meet and Code Award 2019


În 2019, organizăm pentru a doua oară Competiția Meet and Code, în cadrul căreia vom premia cele mai interesante evenimente. Prin acordarea acestor premii, dorim să încurajăm și alte organizații să participe cu și mai multe idei interesante. Educația digitală este un subiect care ar trebui să ne preocupe pe toți. Doar dacă vom lucra împreună, vom reuși să schimbăm lumea. Căutăm cele mai bune idei de evenimente de tehnologie sau programare împărțite în patru categorii și o secțiune separată cu vot public.


Categoriile din cadrul Competiției Meet and Code 2019

Cele patru categorii ale Competiției Meet and Code 2019 sunt aliniate la Obiectivele de Dezvoltare Durabilă (ODD) ale Națiunilor Unite. Meet and Code sprijină evenimentele care contribuie la atingerea acestor obiective cu ajutorul tehnologiei și programării.

Girls do IT!

Asigurarea egalității de șanse și gen joacă un rol important în societatea în care trăim. Această categorie își propune să reducă decalajul de gen în domeniul IT și al programării. Căutăm evenimente creative care dărâmă stereotipurile de gen și sprijină participarea fetelor în domeniul programării. Exemple de evenimente care se pot încadra în această categorie - "Robotică pentru fete" sau "Fetele programează cu Snap!".

Diversity

Viața este diversitate. Doar o lume care îmbrățișează diversitatea și incluziunea socială ne poate asigura viitorul. În categoria "Diversity" căutăm cele mai bune evenimente care inspiră copiii și tinerii. Evenimente care inspiră în domeniul tehnologiei și al programării, dar și care susțin o lume cu oportunități și recunoaștere pentru toți. Diversitate și egalitate culturală, religioasă, etnică, de vârstă, de gen, de orientare sexuală, de identitate de gen, de exprimare, de abilități fizice și mentale sau de condiții de muncă sau trai. Evenimentele pot fi adresate, de exemplu, delincvenților juvenili sau persoanelor cu deficiențe de auz sau vedere.

Code for the Planet

Știați că puteți urmări zborul unor albine cu ajutorul tehnologiei? Pentru această categorie căutăm hackathoane sau alte tipuri de evenimente care combină programarea cu acțiuni concrete pentru planetă. Toate evenimentele care abordează problema schimbărilor climatice și cresc gradul de informare și conștientizare pe această temă aduc o contribuție valoroasă la Obiectivul de Dezvoltare Durabilă 13: "Acționarea de urgență pentru a combate schimările climatice și impactul acestora". Pot fi propuse evenimente care folosesc tehnologia pentru a măsura poluarea aerului sau care caută instrumente pentru folosirea eficientă a energiei.

Community

Comunitatea locală este o plasă de siguranță pentru locuitorii săi. Evenimentele din această categorie își propun să rezolve probleme sau nevoi din comunitate. Activitățile ar trebui să aducă împreună persoanele cu aceleași obiective, interese și vecini sub îndemnul "Meet and Code!" (Ne întâlnim și programăm!). Poate fi, de exemplu, un eveniment în cadrul căruia se lucrează la o platformă pentru o anumită comunitate.

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.

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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!
Organizație Eveniment Țară
Techies Lab ASBL Mother and Daughter Coding Workshop with Techies Lab Belgia
Foerderverein der Grundschule am Koppenplatz Robot fairytales Germania
I will STEM girls with families Ucraina
Diversity
Organizație Eveniment Țară
Adj Esélyt Alapítvány Robotics offline and online Ungaria
Asociația Părinților Ioan Slavici Satu Mare Traffic Lights România
Regional Youth Organization of the deaf "Our happy life" Deaf coders' school Ucraina
Code for the Planet
Organizație Eveniment Țară
Foerderverein Gymnasium Am Roemerkastell e.V. Microcontrollers - Small computers with great significance for people and the environment Germania
Fundacja ArchitectsPL Designing and Printing the Coral Reef in 3D Polonia
Qendra për edukim dhe mësim inovativ - STEMLab AMyZONE Macedonia
Community
Organizație Eveniment Țară
Cooperativa Sociale Meta Onlus San Rocco 3.0 - Your guide to discovering the neighborhood Italia
ATL da Bolonha Play Against Cyberbullying Workshop Portugalia
Asociația Give IT Back Give IT Back to Community România

Juriul

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.

Competiția Meet and Code 2018