The EUhackathon concept identifies pressing policy issues and translates them into a new pragmatic approach which aims to build a bridge between policymakers and the world of coders, developers and hackers to see how Code can help Law. The previous editions focussed on:
European Commission Vice-Presidents Andrus Ansip, Neelie Kroes and Viviane Reding participated in the past, and previous award ceremonies were kindly hosted in the European Parliament. The event is supported by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council.
This year, the 5th Edition of the EUhackathon takes place on 17 and 18 November 2015, and the theme is ‘Hack4Code!’
The Hack4Code (H4C) event will be the fifth ‘hackathon’ organised in conjunction with the European institutions in Brussels. The objective: how to allow non-technical trainers in formal (e.g. school) or informal (e.g. CoderDojo type initiatives) settings to stimulate kids aged between 8 and 14 to code and acquire eSkills.
The EUhackathons are organized by N-square Consulting:
Caroline is the Managing Director of N-square. She considers herself a redeeming lawyer and hopes one day to get all policy-makers hooked to the right type of code.
Herman is Senior Policy Manager at N-square and it’s his enthusiasm after the first hackathon that convinced us to pull off the second edition. And since, it’s become a yearly ‘bad habit’.