Over 570,000 Europeans try out coding during EU Code Week 2015!

Over half a million people across Europe gave coding a try as part of EU Code Week, which took place 10 - 18 October 2015. The third edition of EU Code Week saw kids, entrepreneurs, teachers, policymakers and industry come together to promote coding and computer science, with many opportunities for people to give coding a try during the many online and face-to-face events organised as part of the initiative.

As part of the initiative, 7,594 events took place in 48 countries across Europe and beyond, in the United States and Australia as well as countries in Africa and Asia, according to a recent report from the European Commission.

To celebrate the launch of EU Code Week, the European Coding Initiative staged a major event that brought together coding ambassadors, public policy makers and high-level digital professionals. EU Code Week represents an important opportunity for stakeholders to come together to discuss important issues relating to computer science education; however, it is mainly about having fun, as evidenced by the European Coding Initiative's contribution to the 'Ode to Code' campaign.

The countdown is on for the next EU Code Week – 15 to 23 October 2016!