The Devoxx4Kids Manifesto

  1. Goals and Missions

    1. Teach children Computer Programming while having fun and introduce them to concepts of robotics, electronics and generally being creative with these kind of devices.
    2. Inspire not only children but also the classical education system, so they too can start including computer science in their curriculum.
    3. Demystify programming for girls and introduce them to computer science in order to improve gender equality in that field.
  2. Event organization
    1. Events are organized for ALL children. Boys, girls, poor, rich, with disabilities (support of parents required) etc..
      No discrimination allowed !
    2. Devoxx4Kids events needs to be notified to the Devoxx4Kids steering team (Contact Us) so they can get promoted through official Devoxx4Kids channels.
    3. Comply with local legislation
      1. The organizer must comply with local legislation when organizing an event and taking pictures, videos or any other media of children
    4. Liabilities
      1. Every organizer is responsible for subscribing to necessary insurances when organizing Devoxx4Kids events and is the only liable entity for such events.
      2. The Devoxx4Kids global organization is waived, released, and discharged from any and all liability.
    5. Parent or legal responsible person approval
      1. If photo, video, film or any other media are taken during the event, the organizer must get official approval from children parents or legal responsible persons.
      2. The only valid approval document, to be signed by children legal responsible persons, is the one available on the web site at the following location:
        1. Adaptation can be done based on local legislation but must be sent to the Devoxx4Kids steering team for acknowledgement.
  3. Material
    1. All material used in the workshop must be shared at
      1. When sharing materials, the Devoxx4Kids Presentation template must be used.
    2. Any material used from the github repo must be attributed to Devoxx4Kids.
    3. All material must be created with Creative Commons 4.0 license with the following attributes
      1. Shareable: You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
      2. Non-commercial: The licensor permits others to copy, distribute and transmit the work. In return, licensees may not use the work for commercial purposes — unless they get the licensor’s permission.
      3. Share Alike: The licensor permits others to distribute derivative works only under the same license or one compatible with the one that governs the licensor’s work.
    4. Use Creative Common License in the material.
    5. Author of the material owns the copyright and may use it for commercial purpose, such as authoring a book or preparing a paid video course.
  4. Money
    1. Donation
      1. Receipts are only provided for cash donations, none for time/material/hosting.
    2. If local chapter decides to charge for the workshop, then $10 or 10 € per workshop/kid is a reasonable amount. The amount may vary slightly based upon local country/city chapters. Its encouraged to use that money to print t-shirts, cover snacks, hosting costs, etc.
    3. Speakers, Trainers, supporting people or any other adults being involved in the event must NOT receive any money/payment for their event involvement. Volunteering is the leitmotif of the Devoxx4Kids worldwide initiative. Reimbursement of expenses is accepted based on receipts.
  5. The steering team (Contact Us)
    1. Daniel De Luca
    2. Arun Gupta
    3. Stephan Janssen