Coding world record attempt
Chasing down the record will be pupils from primary schools the length and breadth of the country, plus hundreds of guest teachers. The record attempt is being organised as part of Dutch Code Week, which gets under way on Saturday 15 October. For 2016, Code Week's theme is 'Coding? You bet! But how?' The current world record – 9,782 children all coding for an hour – is held by Australia.
Media representatives are welcome at the Amsterdam kick-off event on Friday 14 October or at any of the participating schools around the country.
Programme for 14 October
Code Week 2016 launch and coding world record attempt.
Amsterdam Public Library.
Doors open, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam
|Opening speech by Ronilla Snellen, CodeUur CEO. Three questions for: |
HRH Prince Constantijn, Kees Verhoeven MP and Councillor Kajsa Ollongren
Class 7b from De Notenkraker primary school in Amsterdam log in: has the world record been beaten?
|Result of coding world record attempt announced|
Prince Constantijn, Kees Verhoeven and Kajsa Ollongren get coding with the children, guided by guest teacher Kars Veling from Q42
Interview opportunities with CodeUur representatives, partners and children
Code Week 2016: Coding? You bet! But how?
Code Week is an EU initiative started in 2013 by former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes and her 'Young Advisors'. Three years on, the importance of coding is definitely in the spotlight. Amongst teachers, parents and children, interest in computer code has been fired by all the activities organised since the campaign began. But what's the best way to get children learning to code, not only at school, but also at home and in other settings? That's the question that this year's Dutch Code Week will be exploring between 15 and 23 October. Throughout the week, coding-related activities will be taking place all over the Netherlands. To see the full programme, visit www.codeweek.nl. SIDN is playing its part by teaming up with JDriven and Bendoo Box to host Devoxx4Kids on 15 October.
Code Week Partners
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They have the world record coding with 11.368 children!!!