Events and competitions

Top tech companies back CoderDojo plan!

6 October 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The world’s leading tech companies have backed plans to expand CoderDojo clubs for children who want to learn computing coding. Representatives from Microsoft, IBM, AutoDesk and Mission V were all present in Sligo over the weekend to announce an expansion of the programme that offers children the opportunity to learn code in a safe and social way. Dave Shepherd, head of Frontline Help for Barclays, said that Ireland’s input to teaching code was very important. “Something is happening in Ireland and it is going to change the world. Barclays are now opening their doors to CoderDojo,” – Dave Shepherd Read… Read More

We need your Dojo to register your CodeWeek.EU Event today!

2 October 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

As you may already know CodeWeek.EU is coming up on the 11th – 17th of Oct! What you may not know is that at a recent conference in Brussels, Ireland was singled out by Neelie Kroes as the exemplar country for all other EU countries regarding digital skills. Currently on the CodeWeek.EU Map we are 5th place on the list of registered events! Last year Ireland was in first place and CoderDojo as the biggest EU wide movement! So lets set the example again this year and get Ireland to number one on the list for registered events for… Read More

Showcase your project at the Web Summit

10 September 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

At the Dublin Web Summit main event (4th – 6th Nov) there will be a Coderdojo Booth located in the main hall. We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas to showcase their projects that they’ve made at Coderdojo for one of these days (either the 4th, 5th or 6th) at the booth and some might even be selected to go on stage ! Only Ninjas that are showcasing a project and their Mentors / guardians can attend the Web Summit main event on the day. This event is separate to the Web Summit for Schools event on the… Read More

All aboard the CoderDojo express!

9 September 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

A special announcement from the DojoCon 2014 team: We’re delighted to tell you we’ll be teaming up with Irish Rail to host a “Dojo on Rails” for those travelling to Sligo from Dublin for #DojoCon2014. This dojo will be for ADULTS attending #DojoCon2014. The train will depart Dublin Connolly at 11:05am on Friday October 3rd, arriving into Sligo MacDiarmada station at 14:10pm. A challenge will be set for those travelling to collaborate and use your skills to create a technology solution for a good cause. In order to arrange a discounted rate we need to get numbers of folks that… Read More

#EPDojo @ Electric Picnic

8 September 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo recently held the first CoderDojo Pop up Dojo at a music festival giving kids and their parents the opportunity to get a taste of it’s like to attend a Dojo. There was a total of 16, 45 minute long sessions held over 3 days. During this time over 170 young people learned how to make their own video game in Scratch for the first time! We also used Makey Makey kits as controllers for the games that attendees built at the Dojo showing attendees the mechanical side of building cool projects. In addition to technology… Read More

It’s almost #DojoCon2014 time!

6 September 2014 · by Eugene McDonough

The theme for #DojoCon2014 “Look to the Stars; Enthuse, Create, Collaborate” aiming to have all attending bring lots of new ideas both to and from conference. A taste of what is to come at #DojoCon2014 is available to view on the website www.dojocon.coderdojo.com. We will be featuring a showcase from the recent Intel Galileo pilot, some super exciting developments in mentor growth and a workshop sharing tips & tricks for organising a dojo.  We’ll hear from speakers such as Peter Brabazon, General Manager of a new social enterprise company, Specialisterne Ireland, while Koen, from CoderDojo Belgium, will be… Read More