Liberty Global and Virgin Media Ireland are proud to have once again sponsored the ‘Coolest Projects’ event organized by CoderDojo.
More than 1,000 young coders from around Ireland and from abroad descended on Dublin to showcase inventions they have been working on in their coding clubs this year. The impressive event saw Future Makers Awards presented to young people who use technology to make the world a better place. Young people under the age of eighteen, from over 22 different countries took part in this year’s Coolest Projects, showcasing tech ideas like games, websites, apps or robots.
The Future Makers Awards aim to celebrate digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges by encouraging young people to take an active role in their communities. The initiative is part of Liberty Global’s Digital Imagination flagship program focusing on empowering positive change through technology.
The winner of this year’s award was Food Overflow from Hungary. Their mission is to use modern technology to deal with two of the world’s most pressing problems: wasting food and starvation. Their solution was to create a website where users can offer their left-over goods, and people in need can order it.
Earlier this year Food Overflow won the UPC Hungary local Future Maker competition, which prompted them to enter the international competition. They were up against 15 other Future Makers projects – but the judges were really impressed with their website and the potential it has to have a large impact on society.