Giulio Muratori: Future Makers Awards Finalist
During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.
We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. We will focus in on each of the 10 finalists over the next two weeks, Giulio is one of the finalists in the 10-13 year old category who you can read more about below!
Giulio, who is 12 years old and from Italy created a game for children with Down Syndrome. He build the game using Scratch as he felt there is a lack of activities available for children with Down Syndrome. Giulio attends his local CoderDojo in Modena where he learned the skills to make his game.
Project Name: Game for children with Down Syndrome
Description: Because there are not many games for children that have Down Syndrome, Giulio developed a simple game where children can learn in a fun way by associating sounds and image. He wanted the game to be very visual and with a clear layout for ease of use.
Video explaining his project:
Feeling inspired & have your own project idea?
You can register your place for this years Coolest Projects Exhibition 2017. The showcase will be held in Dublin, Ireland on June 17th. The Future Makers Award is just one of several Awards youths can win at the showcase, which will also feature interactive exhibits, games and insightful speakers.
Youths who want to attend the Coolest Projects Exhibition from across Europe and the US (limited availability) can apply for a travel bursary to attend here (deadline extended until March 19th).