For Young People

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

Happy third birthday to the CoderDojo Movement!

23 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo has come a long way from the initial Dojo held by James and Bill at the National Software Centre, Cork in 2011 where the original “rules” sheet still hangs in the Dojo today! Since the first Dojo here the CoderDojo movement has grown from strength to strength and as of July there are over 458 Dojos spread across 47 countries, such as Nigeria, Japan, Italy, Romania, Hawaii, the US and more! All these Dojos have one thing in common and thats engouraging young people between 7 and 17 years old to learn how to code by developing… Read More

CoderDojo announces winners of Coolest Project Awards 2014

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Coding whizzkids came in their droves to DCU over the weekend to demo an array of cool and imaginative coding ideas at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2014 ceremony. The top prizes were awarded to…. Read the full Article via Business & Leadership… Read More