Hands on Hack 2017 - Coding Jam @ the Future Classroom Lab

The European Coding Initiative, along with the Future Classroom Lab ambassadors, are organizing the second international online coding jam on 20 October 2017, where teams from schools and learning labs across Europe and beyond will have the chance to build and share their projects.

As in 2016, the organisers will lead the work from the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels, and any team joining the initiative is most welcome to organise its own branch event, participate to the competition and connect with the organisers online.

The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness on the importance of digital skills for a digital citizen and experiment together how engaging and meaningful is to create digital content and tools, and to become makers rather than just consumers of technology.

The coding jam will revolve around three major themes and the best projects will be awarded under the following categories:


The coding jam is open to everyone (educators, students, practitioners, parents, policy makers etc.) and no previous knowledge of computer programming is required. The organizer can also choose the coding/programming language (including visual ones as Scratch, Kodu, Alice, etc.) most suitable to him/her.

For more information, find the guidelines here.

As soon as you build your team, please register it here.

Before the Hackathon get some inspiration from our Toolkit we prepared for you!

You can find the form to use on 20 October to submit your creation here.

Don't forget to spread the word using the hashtag #HandsOnHack.