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Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject

25 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Ahead of Coolest Projects International (Dublin), and regional events in Belgium and the UK, we want to see what fun and useful ideas young people are working on at their local Dojo, and reward them for doing so! Great, how do I get involved? We want to learn more about how you created your project, any challenges you faced and how you are overcoming them. To participate share a video, photos and text about the process of making your idea a reality using the hashtag #MyCoolestProject either on Instagram, Facebook… Read More

Are your children prepared for the black box, digital and creative society?

3 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Chris, is a web developer and chairman for CoderDojo Nederland. In this role he is responsible for driving and supporting the work of the Dutch CoderDojo community. He has been the Champion of Rotterdam Dojo for the last four years and CoderDojo Leiden Champion for over a year. Today he wants to share his personal motivation to work for CoderDojo, and why he believes it is necessary. Black Box Society Do you remember the old MSN Messenger or MySpace profiles? With those you could go crazy customizing everything to your liking. You had a lot of control with HTML, color codes,… Read More

Coolest Projects International Travel Bursary: Deadline Extended!

2 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We’re accepting applications for those seeking to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects International 2018 from across Europe. Last year young people traveled from 17 countries to attend the event, and this year we want to help even more young people travel to Ireland to participate! The 2018 Coolest Projects showcase will be held on May 26 in the Simmonscourt complex in the RDS, Dublin. Our goal is to have over 100 projects from outside of Ireland showcased at the event! Deadline for Applications Extended! Bursaries have been extended until midnight GMT 7 Febuary 2018 – to apply just enter… Read More

We’re Hiring a Community Coordinator for Ireland

31 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €27500 – €38000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland The Role CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based in Dublin that is part of… Read More

Reaching the Stars: How Dojos are participating in Astro Pi

30 January 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Many Ninjas in our global community got involved recently in  Astro Pi: Mission Zero; a project whereby young people have the opportunity to write code which is run onboard the International Space Station for 30 seconds. The code is displayed by two specially designed Raspberry Pis, called Astro Pis, which are each equipped with a camera and an LED display. They also have a range of environmental sensors for measuring humidity, pressure, and temperature. Astro Pi is an initiative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and aims to actively… Read More