code

In communications and information processing, code is a system of rules to convert information—such as a letter, word, sound, image, or gesture—into another form or representation, sometimes shortened or secret, for communication through a channel or storage in a medium. 

 

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White men are over-represented in the world of programming. That is a pity, programming is for everyone - says Erwin Rooijakkers.

 

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A second evening workshop by ClojureBridge, teaching the Clojure programming language.

 

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Inclusive programming workshop by ClojureBridge, teaching the Clojure programming language.

 

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Principles and values in technology are important. But how do you concretise these into the technology your developing. This is the question of this MeetUp.

 

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The Black Box Bellagio - an unusual casino that won't take your money, but is after your freedom, integrity and private data instead.

 

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21-02-2018

Waag is open

On Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us

 

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Code for NL will be present at Mindtrek Openmind 2015, an international three-day conference about the future of open source, open data and open content held in Finland. Apart from a Code for NL training, a presentation will be given on 22 September by Ivonne Jansen-Dings (Code Fellows: Coders as Change Agents).

 

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Bert Spaan (developer) and Job Spierings (project manager) of Waag will attend the Code for America Summit in Oakland, California (US) that will be held from 30 September until 2 October 2015. Waag is participating in the Code for All program with Code for NL.

 

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Ivonne Jansen-Dings (Waag’s open data project manager) will run Code for Europe training sessions in Finland from the 22nd to 24th of September on behalf of Waag and Code for the Netherlands (codefor.nl). These training sessions will be about making structural changes within governments, building (civic hacker) movements, and measuring impact.

 

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At the Open Knowledge Conference (OK Con) in Geneve, the Code for Europe fellows will demonstrate their final results. And the call for new fellows for the period 2013/2014 will be launched.

 

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During this hands-on workshop we will show you what is going on inside a toy car, how to hack the remote control and make the car follow a line independently! We will work in small groups, with sensors, arduinos and soldering irons.

 

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Waag has her roots in the Digital City (DDS), the first digital social network in Amsterdam (which opened on 15 January 1994). There is good news for all those fans of the DDS: a team of ICT students of the University of Amsterdam has succeeded to read the code from the digital archives of the DDS from 1994-1996 and revive the software! The results of this spectacular project will be presented at the Amsterdam Museum, on Thursday 30 June 2016.

 

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18-01-2016

ISOC Award 2016

The Internet Society Netherlands (ISOC.nl) has announced the winners and runners-up of the Internet Innovation Award, which recognises the most innovative projects on the Internet over the past year.

 

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For ten weeks, teachers from primary education in Amsterdam were guided by Pauline Maas and Berend Weij in our course CodePower, to work on programming, robotics, game design and maker education.

 

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Code for Eindhoven is part of Code for NL, a project of Waag in which people with a technological background are placed within local governments. In Eindhoven, three so-called code fellows will start this month: Bas Biezemans from Eindhoven, Marcel Goethals from Rotterdam and Milo van der Linden from Vught.

 

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Last month, Dutch and Finnish fellows and policy makers met during the Mindtrek conference and a code fellow training in Finland. The aim of this exchange was to compare routines and share successes. There was also a strong need felt to connect to the wider European community of civic hackers and people from the governments to learn from each other's work.

 

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On September 14, Waag together with CodeUur starts the first programming course for primary school teachers.

 

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3-09-2015

CodeWeek 2015

The European #CodeWeekEU 2015 runs from 10-18 October this year: over 1500 events bringing the digital world to life – across the EU and countries from Norway to Turkey.

 

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As a participant of both Hack the Brain 2014 and this year’s edition, I like to share my team’s (technical) experiences with coding rapid prototypes using EEG data from the Muse headset.

 

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You are invited to the 2015 Scratch Conference in Amsterdam, 12 – 15th August 2015. Teachers, researchers, developers and other members of the worldwide Scratch community are gathering to celebrate and share the creative possibilities of Scratch: scratch2015ams.org.

 

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2-04-2015

CodePower

The project CodePower was a partnership between Waag and CodeUur foundation.

 

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The project, CodePower, is a partnership between Waag and CodeUur foundation. Together, we're offering a range of courses to get teachers familiar with the basics of programming.

 

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23-03-2015

Code for NL

After the example of Code for America, Waag recently introduced Code for NL. Code for NL arranges fellowships for technically savvy people within governments and related organisations in The Netherlands, to work on practical solutions for societal problems.

 

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On March 6th, Waag launched Code for NL: an initiative that connects innovative fellows with semi-government professionals. One understands the latest technology while the other can provide the administrative knowledge. Together, they can create concrete ICT solutions to tackle social problems—the best of both worlds!

 

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Leef je uit op code, experimenteer of leer programmeren, tijdens de eerste coding jam die Creative Coding Amsterdam en Waag samen organiseren. Er is plek voor beginners, door de wol geverfde programmeurs, kunstenaars, ontwerpers, en wetenschappers.

 

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The European Code for Europe, in which smart engineers worked for a number of months as fellows at social innovation at local governments, will get a Dutch version: Code for NL. Are you busy working with innovative technology for citizens? Or would you like to know more about working with a fellow within your organisation?

 

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Smart rules for developing ICT, the government sure can use them. Frank Kresin wrote these for smart cities, but they apply to governments too and can save a lot of trouble. Start with involving citizens, working agile, building small systems with small parties and sharing knowledge.And hire Code for NL fellows.

 

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15-08-2014

Code for NL

In the Code for NL project Waag organised scholarships for developers in government bodies and related organisations to work on practical solutions for social problems.

 

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Scratch, the MIT programming tool for children, celebrates its birthday every third Saturday in May each year and in the Waag on 17 May 2014 you can try it our for yourself in many workshops.

 

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What better way of acquiring new ways of working than by simply doing it and learn form the experience? Without consciously knowing it, this is the principle behind the Code for Europe Fellowship program.

 

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A free workshop programming to learn Ruby on Rails.

 

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The City of Amsterdam welcomes Ohyoon Kwon, Piotr Steininger and Giovanni Maggini as fellows for the Code4EU project. The coming nine months they will be working on innovative and smart apps that change the way governments work for their citizens.

 

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Thursday December 13th, the winners of the Apps On competition were announced. In the contest participants competed for the prize for the best app for higher education or research. SURFnet and Waag organized this competition for the first time this year to stimulate the development of mobile apps

 

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The Open Innovation festival in Amsterdam kicked off on 26 November with the soft launch of openinnovationamsterdam.com. This new website will inform you on the innovation projects of the City of Amsterdam, among which are the so-called City Challenges. These challenges will soon appear on the website, but were presented today at the C4EU City Challenge Pitch.

 

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18-10-2012

MyOV app

In 2010, Waag worked at the application MyOV. A smart app that would give travellers with public transport in The Netherlands the opportunity to ask for a refund at delays.

 

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On 22 August 2012, I gave a presentation about Open Cities (and Apps voor Amsterdam) at the Campus Party in Berlin. Campus Party exists since 1997 and has grown into a large festival where thousands of hackers, developers, startups and geeks. The travelling event this year took the former airport Berlin-Tempelhof as it's residence for the many tents of the Campuseros and ten stages. It offered keynotes by Paul Coello, Tim Berners-Lee, Don Tapscott en Yossi Vardi.

 

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On Saturday 16 June 2012 the second edition Apps for Amsterdam was launched, in which contest developers not only have a chance to win great prizes with their newly developed applications, but also the opportunity to develop them further to get them on the market. The newspaper Het Parool covered Apps for Amsterdam in an article written by Saskia Naafs on the opening day of the contest.

 

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On Monday 4 June 2012, within the framework of Apps for Amsterdam, an Waag Open Space was held at the Waag in Amsterdam. About 60 developers and entrepreneurs came together to discuss 'Apps and Business'.

 

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V2_ and Waag organize a workshop concentrating on experiments with textiles and Open Source code principles. This workshop is interesting for textile designers, programmers and fashion designers who want to think about new principles in the field of fabric design.

 

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26-03-2012

Commons4EU

Cities face a scenario characterized by shrinking budgets, increasing demands of services from their citizens and the need to reinvent themselves in their quest to become Smart Cities.

 

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8-03-2012

Annotrax

Annotrax combined the concept of channeled annotating with a video search engine and an highly interactive video player.

 

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8-03-2012

KeyWorx

KeyWorx was an extensible application framework that has been under development at Waag for a number of years.