Co-founder and teacher
HACKING HEROES is an educational project initiated by two friends-programmers – Dominik Kościelak and Joao Matos.
Thanks to the support of befriended organizations Creative Initiatives Foundation /Kalisz, Poland/ and the Associação de Desenvolvimento do Concelho de Espinho /Espinho, Portugal / the project got the funding from the ERASMUS + Strategic Partnership for Youth Programme.
HACKING HEROES's project was targeting middle and high school teenagers and teachers working with young people. It included:
One of the main goals of the project was to eliminate the biases and convince pupils and teachers that programming does not need to be hard and that almost everyone can / should gain at least some basic programming skills.
The participants were learning intensively the basics of web technologies and programming in their hometowns for over 4 months. They have also worked on project ideas, that evolved into web app proposals.
The most exciting part of the project was its finale - the hackathon in Porto. Polish and Portuguese students met in person for the first time. They voted for the best project ideas, formed small international teams and worked together for 5 days to bring those ideas to live.