Ireland Code Week Hackathon 2023

Ireland CodeWeek Hackathon 2023

European Commission hackathon

Hackathon Officially Over

Ireland CodeWeek Hackathon 2023

Ireland  Code Week hackathon 2023 comes within the framework of EU Code Week. 

EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem-solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and the elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.

Ireland is one of six selected countries for the Code Week hackathon 2023.  

Our hackathon will run over the 3 days from lunchtime on Monday 25th September through to the afternoon of Wednesday 27th September.  It will provide an opportunity for students to design, develop and implement a solution to a real-world problem which will be revealed on the first day of the hackathon.  There will be mentors on call to assist the teams and guest speakers to provide guidance on design and presentation skills.  

The hackathon will run in hybrid form with the activities on Monday and Tuesday taking place online and the pitching taking place onsite in Microsoft DreamSpace on Wednesday.

Who is the hackathon for?

The hackathon is for Transition Year students with a specific emphasis on STEM, computer science, design, engineering, ICT, and other related fields.  Students will work in teams of 4 – 5 and where possible gender balance will be encouraged thus promoting girls’ participation in the hackathon. To the extent possible, the teams should also encompass both technical and functional competencies.

How to apply

Schools can register an expression of interest for one or more teams of Transition Year students.  (The application process is now closed) 


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The winning team from each of the six countries will participate in the Code Week hackathon 2023 Award ceremony.


Ireland CodeWeek Hackathon 2023

Ireland CodeWeek Challenge!

Code the Future, Empower Dreams: Hack for Inclusion, Innovate with Teams!

During the hackathon, teams will analyse the proposed challenge, design and prototype a technology-powered solution addressing it and then pitch it to a jury of experts. Running with the overall EU Code Week theme of Code to problem-solve and give life to your dreams we are asking you to develop a solution that will help those with additional needs to realise their dreams. 

Winners announcement

1st place : Team 1 from Colaiste Mhuire with their Cabhrú Idea

Members: Aaron Scott, Kyle Faherty, Daniel Hickey,  Liam Byrne,  Dylan Reynolds

2nd place : Team from St. Marks Community School with their Bowie Idea

Members: Richard Mckeever-Burke, Thomas Holohan,  Jack Roache, Seren Maguire

3rd place: Team 2 from Colaiste Mhuire with their EduBridge idea

Members: Ethan Tanudra, Seán Murphy, Max Surowiec, Marek Sochanski, Jamie Clerkin



20 September

✅ Registration

25 September

▶️ Launch of the Virtual Hackathon

26 September

🚩 Deliverable 1

26 September

⭕Registrations & Teams closed

26 September

🚩 Deliverable 2

27 September

🚩 Deliverable 3

27 September

🚩 Deliverable 4

27 September

👩‍⚖️ Evaluation

27 September

🥇🥈🥉 Winners announced


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