Announcing three of the speakers at this years DojoCon!
We’re delighted to announce three speakers from the exciting lineup of industry and education experts who will share their insights at this years DojoCon.
This year’s CoderDojo community conference is set in the beautiful city of Kilkenny, Ireland and will take place from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st of October 2018. Those scheduled to speak at the main event on the Saturday include:
One of the world’s youngest serial entrepreneurs.
Jordan Casey is a BAFTA nominated, 18 year old entrepreneur and self-taught programmer from Ireland. Since the age of 9, Jordan has founded several different technology startups and has established himself as a global symbol for youth entrepreneurship. Having worked on projects with corporations like Google, Facebook and the European Union, Jordan has shown that with a voice and support, young people can make a huge difference.
Brenda Romero is an award-winning game designer, Fulbright scholar, entrepreneur, artist, writer and creative director who entered the video game industry in 1981. Brenda has worked with a variety of digital game companies as a game designer, creative director or consultant, including Atari, Sir-tech Software, Electronic Arts and numerous companies in the social and mobile space. She is presently the Program Director of the MSc in Game Design & Development at Limerick University, Co-founder of independent game developer at Romero Games, Ltd in Galway, Ireland. Brenda has extensive experience in PC, console and casual gaming. In 2017, she was awarded the Development Legend award at the Develop conference in the UK.
Founder of Planet Zebunar, Dr Norah Patten, from Ballina in Co. Mayo has more than 10 years experience in the STEM sector. She received her doctorate from the University of Limerick and worked at its Centre for Composites for three years. She has been employed by Boeing, and currently does work with the International Space University. Last October, Norah was one of 12 participants from around the world selected to take part in a scientist- astronaut training programme in Florida, and is now on the list of candidates available to go to space.
With Computer Science being offered as a Leaving Cert subject in selected schools this year and a planned roll-out to all interested schools by 2020, DojoCon will offer educators and CoderDojo volunteers the opportunity to test out first-hand some of the practical programming applications they can develop in their local club or school to help encourage and empower young creators.
Tickets for DojoCon are currently available at a discounted early bird rate. Those involved in Dojos wishing to attend the event from across Europe can also apply for travel bursaries until Wednesday 4 July.
For further information, visit http://dojocon.coderdojo.com/