For Young People

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

Hi-tech head ‘humbled’ by whizkid’s anti-bullying idea!

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  About 250 projects were entered for the Coolest Projects event and the winning ideas included an app to help locate a charging point when an eCar is running low on juice, a Wild Western game and a smartphone selfie website. Other projects such as an anti-bullying quiz, by 11-year-old Clondalkin schoolgirl Kathleen Maughan, and a computer game for people with dyslexia also received an honourable mention…. Read the Irish Independent Article… Read More

Young coding Ninjas have the cool factor!

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo Ninjas came in their droves to DCU on the 7th and 8th of June to demo their cool and imaginative projects that they’ve been working on at their Dojos at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards. The Coolest Projects awards is all about encouraging CoderDojo participants, every attendee was awarded a super cool CoderDojo USB Belt for entering their projects! Prizes were also awarded to projects like a rebuilt Robot, an eCar charger locator app, and game for dyslexic young people, a camera selfie site and more!! This year event was supported by a host of corporate sponsors including… Read More

Codestarter partners with CoderDojo to provide laptops to kids who want to code

28 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Starting in June CoderDojo will be partnering with a new U.S. based nonprofit, Codestarter, to offer laptops to  youths from underserved areas who wish to join CoderDojo sessions. By focusing on underserved populations and offering hardware, Codestarter hopes to open the doors to programming education for young people who previously couldn’t take full advantage of  the opportunities available  for learning to code with CoderDojo. Codestarter is looking for four Dojos from the U.S. for their first pilot project. If your Dojo is selected as part of the pilot, the Dojo Champion will be responsible for… Read More

The Eircom Junior Spiders

14 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The Eircom Spiders Awards is a great event that rewards and acknowledges the achievements of students in schools accross Ireland. We congratulate all the students and CoderDojo Ninjas that entered their projects for this years Junior Spiders Awards! There has been a 45% increase in entries this year showing the growth of tech skills in young people. This year CoderDojo Co-founder Bill Liao was judging for the Web Design category. We attended the event held in the Google Foundry in Dublin. Here’s our photo essay from the event!  Welcomes you!   Dojo… Read More

Raspberry Pi’s for all UK Dojos :-)

20 December 2013 · by Eugene McDonough

The Raspberry Pi Foundation with Google UK have donated Raspberry Pi’s to the Hello World Foundation to distribute to all UK Dojos! As you can understand with the grassroots nature of our movement it had been challenging to deal with the logistics surrounding this partnership, from actually receiving the Pis to figuring out an appropriate distribution network to get them to Dojos! Read more>>… Read More