Events

Celebrating 10 years of CoderDojo!

23 July 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago, on 23 July 2011, the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. From that first session, CoderDojo clubs sprung up across Ireland, and then spread globally to more than 100 countries over the last decade. During this time, dedicated volunteers have run thousands of CoderDojo sessions across the world, making the CoderDojo movement a global phenomenon.  Well done to all involved! Over the years, you’ve had a huge impact in your local area. We thank you for your contributions as part of the wider… Read More

From Mobile to Advanced Programming, Coolest Projects Ninja Highlights – Part 2

3 June 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Over 1,100 young tech creators from 47 countries share their innovative ideas in this year’s Coolest Projects showcase! Hundreds of these young people are involved in CoderDojo clubs around the world, where they developed the skills, with the help of Dojo volunteers, to make their ideas a reality. To celebrate our CoderDojo Ninjas who took part, here’s a small selection of the amazing entries to the Mobile application, Hardware and Advanced programming categories. Our previous blog includes projects from Scratch, Web and Games categories, and you can explore all project entries in the… Read More

From Scratch to Games, Coolest Projects Ninja Highlights – Part 1

31 May 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Over 1,100 young tech creators from 47 countries shared their innovative ideas in this year’s Coolest Projects showcase! Hundreds of these young people are involved in CoderDojo clubs around the world where, with the help of Dojo volunteers, they developed the skills to make their ideas a reality. To celebrate our CoderDojo Ninjas who took part, here’s a small selection of the amazing entries to the Scratch, Web development and Games categories. You can explore all project entries in the showcase gallery!    Scratch We love… Read More

Say hello to your Coolest Judges!

27 April 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Young tech creators from more than 40 countries have already registered to take part in this year’s Coolest Projects online showcase! To help us celebrate this year’s wonderful group of participants, we’re lucky to have brought on board James Whelton, Melissa Pickering, Colin Furze, and Fig O’Reilly as special judges.   Meet the coolest judges   “Since the first Coolest Projects in 2012, I’ve been continually inspired seeing thousands of young creators sharing their projects with the world. Building websites, apps, games, and hardware around something they’re passionate about, solving problems they face or just doing something cool, year… Read More

Five myths about Coolest Projects 2021

4 March 2021 · by vasu

My name is Vasu and I support the CoderDojo community in India. In this blog post, I am excited to uncover the most common myths that usually come up in conversation with people about Coolest Projects.  Let me set some context. Coolest Projects is the world’s leading technology fair for young people. It’s our biggest event, and we are running it online this year so that young people can participate safely from wherever they are in the world. Through Coolest Projects, young people are empowered to show the world anything they’re making with tech — we… Read More

How online Coolest Projects events are making a difference to digital makers around the world. 

26 February 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Coolest Projects 2021 idea registration is officially open! The online showcase brings together a global community of young digital makers to showcase their tech creations with the world.  Josh, our Global Community Coordinator, celebrates how two international partners ran online Coolest Projects events in 2020. He hopes this will inspire your CoderDojos to enter their COOL tech ideas to this year’s Coolest Projects online showcase!   Bringing ideas together with Penang Science Cluster: Malaysia In 2020, Penang Science Cluster did something really special: they ran… Read More