The conference is designed to provide children with a playful introduction to the basics of programming, electronics and robotics through a series of workshops.
Devoxx4Kids is an offshoot of the Devoxx Java and Web Conference, which has been held in Antwerp since 2001. Rather than being aimed at experienced developers, the conference comprises a series of workshops designed to provide children with a playful introduction to the basics of programming, electronics and robotics. Devoxx4Kids is organised globally by regional groups and is made possible by the involvement of volunteer mentors and support from businesses. Within Germany, Devoxx4Kids is active in Karlsruhe, Hamburg and Wiesbaden.
inovex GmbH is supporting the German Devoxx4Kids initiative in Karlsruhe at the bronze sponsorship level (500 euros) and in Hamburg by providing 5 single-board Raspberry Pi computers.
Jörg Ruckelshauß, Head of Marketing & Communications at inovex, explains: “In order for children to orient themselves and interact responsibly in an increasingly digital world, it is important that they develop an understanding of the fundamentals of technology at an early age. As an IT company which deals daily with the consequences of and opportunities arising from the digitisation of our world, we are very keen to support initiatives like Devoxx4Kids.”