The Coding Zone was a themed zone funded by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, and included engineers who use programming and coding in a variety of ways. Conor designs and builds robots that help elderly and disabled people to live independently, Jeffrey is Head of Development for the app parkbytext, Sarah works as Technical Lead for a travel website, Frederik teaches computers how to learn from their own experiences and Ilaria studies Biomedical engineering.
The zone was busy and engaged, with a large amount of questions asking for guidance on how to learn more about engineering and developing technical skills. The zone winner, Conor, was especially good in the ASK section giving many long and detailed answers. Jeffrey, who came in second place, was particularly active in the live chats and accounted for half of all the total chat by engineers.