Around 150 developers and designers attended the third edition of this event
Photo: Sébastien Goossens
Young coders showed promise at the third annual Game of Code hackathon in Luxembourg, with a team of 13-year-olds scooping third prize.
A team of teens made the podium in Luxembourg’s biggest coding contest, Game of Code, showing that youth coding development programmes are paying off.
Codimeo, comprised entirely of 13-year-olds, was one of 33 teams to participate in Saturday’s 24-hour hackathonat the Forum Geesseknäppchen.
They coded their way into third place in the “Distorted Reality challenge”, focusing on augmented and virtual reality. First place went to “New Folder”, from Epitech, Ncancy and second to “Division Zero” from Docler Holding.
"The teams of young developers, including the CoderDojo and the Code Club, gathering children of the average age of 12, have proven their talents with inventiveness and ingenuity,” Docler Holding PR head Melanie Delannoy said after the event, adding: “Training future generations in coding and IT is a key element of Luxembourg's success.”