Events and competitions

Young coder goes far after Coolest Projects

11 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Kathleen and her anti bullying app. Standing on stage at this summer’s CoderDojo Coolest Project Awards in DCU with 250 other young competitors, Kathleen Marie Maughan (12) did not expect her name to be called out. But it was. She won a Coolest Project award for making an anti-bullying app with the premise “six things to do if you’re bullied”. “I made an anti-bullying quiz because I always used to get bullied for being a Traveller,” she said, adding that the app took about three weeks to make and was “easy”. Read More

CoderDojo Ninjas wow attendees at the Web Summit!

11 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  Ninjas at the CoderDojo Booth Thanks to the generosity of the Web Summit CoderDojo had a booth in the Town Square this year giving the CoderDojo Community (young and old) an opportunity to experience the Web Summit main event first hand and to spread the good word about CoderDojo to the international attendees. Over the 3 days there were 40 CoderDojo Ninjas showcasing the cool projects that they made at their local Dojos from across Ireland and even the UK! Watch an interview with the CoderDojo Ninjas at Web Summit! Some of the Cool… Read More

Web Summit told ‘kids can start firms’ while at school

6 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

EU Digital Girl of the Year and CoderDojo DCU attendee Lauren Boyle and CoderDojo Global CEO Mary Moloney at Web Summit in the RDS. School-goers should not wait until they have graduated to set up a business, Marcus Segal, entrepreneur in residence at the Web Summit and former chief operating officer of Zynga Games has said. Encouraging the thousands of school children in attendance at the Web Summit for Schools event to consider being an entrepreneur, he said: “anyone can start a company, you don’t have to wait until you’re… Read More

Shaping the Web We Want — A Crowd Sourced Mozilla Festival 2014 Experience

2 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

“Borderless is the key to the success of CoderDojo — in language, nationality, creativity and passion for technology. We want to grow from dojos spanning 50 countries, serving 28 thousand youths every month to 60 countries, with our volunteers inspiring at least 100 thousand young people every month.” – Mary Moloney Global CEO of the CoderDojo Foundation at Mozilla Festival 2014. Shaping the Web We Want — A Crowd Sourced Mozilla Festival 2014 Experience via Kurt Allyster Lee… Read More

Switched on Futures: Virgin Media powers up Glasgow’s first digital making space

21 October 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Partner of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Virgin Media unveiled its Switched On Futures initiative to boost digital skills in Glasgow at the new Virgin Media Digital Making Space at the city’s Mitchell Library. The initiative marks a new partnership between Virgin Media, Glasgow Life and Digital Glasgow. Boosting Innovation Through a series of unique coding exercises created in partnership with CoderDojo, the world’s biggest coding club, young people in Glasgow and across the UK will be inspired to become digital makers rather than spectators. Users will be able to create video games that can be controlled by cameras built… Read More

Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months in Ireland.

21 October 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Ten new CoderDojo clubs will be set up across Ireland over the next twelve months, bringing the total number up to more than 130. The announcement, which was part of the second EU Code Week, is being done in partnership with UPC. The locations of the new clubs hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but it’s believed that some of them will be set up in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick. Commenting on the announcement, the Global CEO of CoderDojo said that coding knowhow is becoming an important skill for young people in life, regardless of whether they use… Read More