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Autodesk to provide all Dojos with FREE 3D modelling tools!!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Dojos, are you up for new challenges that will take your Ninjas design and coding skills to the next level!? Autodesk are providing all Dojos with FREE 3D modeling tools like Tinkercad, 123D Circuits, even professional level tools such as 3ds Max, Inventor, Revit, Fusion 360 and much more! CoderDojo has partnered with Autodesk® to empower young coders to design a better world through coding. Ninjas and Mentors participating in CoderDojos around the world will have FREE access to the latest Autodesk 3D design software and fun design projects to learn with. Register your Dojo here… Read More

Make Games, Save the World! Get involved in the ‘This is not a game Ocean Challenge’!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  This Is NOT A Game, the Ocean Challenge: Make Games, Save the World  About  “This is Not A Game Ocean Challenge” is a call out to students to help spread the word about threats to our Ocean by learning code and making games.  This competition is being launched by Coder Dojo, the U.S. Embassy and educational partners such as Griffith College and is open to students in Ireland aged 10 to 18 years old. The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over… Read More

Excited youngsters attend the D4 CoderDojo crack the code in Sandymount

4 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

More than 100 children learned how to develop websites, apps and games at an exciting new workshop.The lucky youngsters gathered at the Star of the Sea Parish Hall in Sandymount, Dublin, for the D4 CoderDojo.The two pilot sessions were run by cable giant UPC in partnership with CoderDojo.One of the star mentors was nine-year-old Lauren Boyle from Foxrock.Lauren, who attends the Teresian School, has only been coding for a year and a half – but was on hand to instruct over 100 young coders in understanding programme languages such as Java, HTML and CSS… By … Read More

Code: The language you need to learn

30 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Code: The language you need to learn! Whelton is nurturing ideals that he hopes will influence young programmers to use technology for social good. “I want to see kids growing up in Ireland going into nonprofits, disrupting using technology and re-creating ethics. It’s not important for everyone to learn to code, but they should have the opportunity to learn it.” The article was written by Kate Holmquist and is from the Irish Times.   Read the full article here  … Read More

Learning to code opens up magical new worlds!!

26 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Every child knows computers are fun. When I was a child, I played with a Commodore 64. Unlike the click, swipe, touch of today’s computers, this one just sat there with a blank screen waiting for you to make it do something. I used to like entering programmes that made coloured squares move around the screen. It felt like the height of sophistication. Join the club There’s a growing movement of teach-yourself computing. CoderDojos have sprung up first around Ireland and now in 42 other countries around the world. These free coding clubs allow young people… Read More