Public Library ‘Dušan Matić’ Ćuprija in Serbia joined over 3,000 organizations from 38 countries hosting events for European Code Week 2014.
The library organized two events as part of their Biblioteka++ project, which was initiated in May 2014 with support from the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP).
Biblioteka++ teaches children and youth basic and advanced computer coding skills. The project uses Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits that use robotics to stimulate young people’s creativity and programming skills. Using the kits, young people build robots and then create simple or more complex programming to make the robots walk, talk, rotate, grab things and much more.
During European Code Week 2014 (October 11 to 17) girls and boys (events.codeweek.eu) from cities, towns and villages all over Europe and beyond attended fun events where they learnt how to create computer coding to develop apps, websites, moving robots and a variety of other digital products. Code Week was launched by Neelie Kroes’s