Youth Hacking 4 Freedom open for registration

Dr. Trigon dr.trigon at
Wed Nov 22 19:50:44 UTC 2023


I have one question regarding language skills; Do the participants need to know english? (On what level?)

Thanks and regards!

Am 22. November 2023 11:58:43 MEZ schrieb Bonnie Mehring <bonnie at>:
>Dear Discussion-List,
>Today, we would like to share the news about the start of the third round of Youth Hacking 4 Freedom (YH4F) with you. YH4F is a hacking competition for teenagers from Europe, regardless of their coding skills. YH4F is open to everyone between 14 and 18 years. The 6 winners will be awarded with a cash prize, in total more than 10,000 Euro.
>With YH4F, the Free Software Foundation Europe lowers the barrier for teenagers to engage with Free Software. YH4F provides the perfect entry point for teenagers to get in touch with Free Software. Participants get to practically experience the four freedoms. They develop their own Free Software project or contribute to an existing one, learning more about collaborative work in Free Software and Free Software communities. And, of course, fun is an essential part of the experience!
>The competition is about to kick off with an opening event on the 7th of December, 19:30 CET for all interested teenagers. In this event, we will share all the information about YH4F 2024 and of course answer all the questions participants might have.
>On the 1st of January 2024 the competition will properly start with the coding period till the 30th of June 2024. During this six month coding period participants will work on their Free Software project. Every month of the coding period, we organsie a monthly online meeting, in which the teenagers get to know each other and can form friendships across Europe. During these meetings, we, as well as jury members, provide input on Free Software topics.
>YH4F 2024 in a nutshell:
>* Participants must be between 14 and 18 years old at the time of registration.
>* Participation is free, but registration is mandatory. Registration is open throughout the coding period. For registering please share this link:
>* The opening event is on 7 December 2023
>* The coding period is between 1 January and 30 June 2024.
>* During the coding period participants are free to join the monthly online meetings.
>* The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive €4,096, €2,048, and €1,024.  There will also be three special prizes of €1,024. Overall, around 10,000 Euro will be awarded.
>* Each participant, who submitted a project will also receive a certification of participation and a special prize
>The competition will be conducted remotely, except for the award ceremony, which will take place in Brussels during a weekend in October 2024 (to which the winners and a family member will be invited on an all-expenses-paid basis).
>You can find out more about the FSFE’s coding competition here:
>and on
>Please share this information with teenagers, teachers, organisations, youth clubs and others within your network and be part of YH4F 2024! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
>Best regards,
>Alex and Bonnie
>Bonnie Mehring - Project manager -
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