CoderDojo Founder Named Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs
Yes its true. CoderDojo Co-Founder James Whelton, has been named 30 under 30 in the Social Entrepreneur Category.
Whelton, a coder nerd, founded Coder Dojo, free clubs where kids learn how to program, in his native Ireland in early 2011. Now there are 130 dojos across 22 countries, with 10,000 kids learning to code for free each week. One student, 13-year-old Harry Moran, developed Pizzabot, a game that debuted at the top of the iPhone paid download charts, beating out Angry Birds.
They even put a pretty picture of him on the Forbes website. Congratulations James! Thankyou to Forbes Magazine for recognising the effect that CoderDojo is having on young Coders lives.
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