The second edition of EU Code Week will take place from 11 to 17 October, 2014. Millions of children, parents, teachers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will come together in mass events and classrooms to learn programming and related skills. The idea behind the initiative is to make coding more visible, to demystify these skills, and to bring motivated people together to learn.
"Technology is shaping our lives and we should not let a minority decide what we use it for and how we use it," says Alja Isakovic, from Slovenia, one of the organisers of Code Week EU. "We all can do better than just sharing and liking. With coding you can bring your ideas to life, make and build things that will bring joy to others."
"Our lives are digital now, so the younger generations in particular need digital skills like coding," explains European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes. "In the near future it will be critical for good jobs and essential for starting a business."
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