General CoderDojo Press – June 2015
CoderDojo, Dublin Maker and more at Inspirefest’s family fun day
24th June – Ireland, Silicon Republic
The Inspirefest Fringe welcomed parents and children to Merrion Square for a fun day of science and technology in the park, with thanks to a batch of brilliant volunteers from CoderDojo, Dublin Maker, TOG, Girls Hack Ireland, Coding Grace, Mink Tek Circuits, Trinity Walton Club and more.
On a sunny Dublin day, children (and grown-ups) were invited to learn a bit of coding, build circuit-board badges and make beaded bracelets which became colourful in the sun’s UV rays.
Mary Moloney: We will grow the percentage of girls at CoderDojo 50%”
19th June – Ireland, Silicon Republic
CoderDojo CEO Mary Moloney told today’s Inspirefest that the percentage of girls taking part in the popular CoderDojo movement currently stands at 30pc – she intends to grow this to 50pc.
The CoderDojo movement was kick-started in 2011 by James Whelton and Bill Liao with the intention of teaching kids vital coding skills that they weren’t being taught in regular education.
Since then it has grown to a global organistion where every week 35,000 kids in 57 countries learn how to code.