With Coolest Projects International 2018 just over 1 week away we want to make sure that all our Community members can attend the event in Dublin on May 26th by offering you a ticket code so you can attend the event for FREE!
To get your free ticket enter the code: CPFREECD at tickets.coolestprojects.org!
Upcoming events, deadlines and opportunities for CoderDojo members across Ireland, please feel free to share your own cross-Dojo events and meet ups too below, or ask questions
a two-day free face-to-face professional development programme that supports educators in digital making and computing is still open for applications with dates in Belfast and Dublin this April.
Our annual global showcase for young tech creators is on May 26th!
The deadline for Project Registration is March 25th. You can register to save your place now and edit the project details later. see more at: coolestprojects.org
Also Dojo attendees, even if they are unable to participate in Coolest Projects can enter our #MyCoolestProject social media competition and win prizes like a Pi Zero and more! Learn how at: http://dojo.soy/mycoolestproject
Our global annual Conference for Champions, mentors and all involved in managing and running a Dojo will run this year from October 19th-21st in Kilkenny, Ireland. it’s a great opportunity to meet and learn from others involved in the movement. http://dojocon.coderdojo.com/
Kilkenny CoderDojo is also hosting a MegaDojo event on April 15th! All other Dojo attendee are welcome to attend. Tickets have yet to be released.
We are now looking for an energetic Community Coordinator to join our team. You will be in charge of working with the growing CoderDojo community in Ireland. Your responsibilities will include hosting community meetups, supporting existing Dojos, and engaging with various organisations, such as libraries, corporations, and educational institutions, to start new Dojos. In addition, you will work as part of the CoderDojo Foundation community team to implement and test different scaling and support strategies to deliver high-value impact for our community of CoderDojo volunteers.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about education and digital making. They’ll be highly methodical, with strong project management and community engagement skills, and experience of keeping multiple strands of work moving forward at the same time.
Closing date: 17:00 GMT, Sunday 18th February
Face-to-face interviews: 19–23 February*
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Do you know a CoderDojo attendee with a project they want to share alongside a friend, by themselves or with others at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin from the 10th to the 13th of January?
Activities are in full swing for MegaDojo East-West with a target to get 1048 Ninjas coding in Limerick and another 1048 children coding in Maynooth on Saturday 2nd of December
MegaDojo East-West is a technology fun day for young people aged 7 to 17 where they learn to create a game or animation, build a website, program some electronics and also see and hear what it’s like working in some cool technology companies from people involved in them.
Code Workshops: Learn how to code with our beginner workshops
Tech Talks: We’ll have an exciting line up of guest speakers throughout the day
Hackathon: Compete against other CoderCojo ninjas to make apps and games to win some great prizes
>> for Maynooth <<
>> for Limerick <<
We need your help to make these two events a success so that all the young people who attend get the most from the event.
Sign up to volunteer in Maynooth here
Sign up to volunteer in Limerick here
If you are a business/organisation you can offer support here:
The new Garda eVetting system for Irish Dojo’s has been extremely successful throughout 2017. CoderDojo have an incredibly diligent Irish community to thank for this. Safeguarding children at Dojo’s is an important topic and one that benefits hugely from community feedback and improvement/streamlining of processes.
Following recent community feedback the CoderDojo Foundation have created a simple “CoderDojo Garda Vetting Outline for Champions” document, in which a lot of FAQ’s are answered. Please read —> CoderDojo Garda Vetting Outline for Champions
Any further FAQ’s on Garda Vetting can be found here —> https://vetting.garda.ie/Help/FAQ
At the National Ploughing Championships in Offaly?
Chat to @Karl-Reinhardt, David and @Eugene-McDonough of @CoderDojo-Ireland about your Dojo or CoderDojo in general.
They’re in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment tent in Block 3 / Row 13 / Stand 297 until September 21st!
Here’s the schedule for the CoderDojo meet up this Tuesday 28th. in Dogpatch Labs, Dublin 1.
5:00 - 5:20 - Meet & Greet
5:20 - 5:30 - Introduction
5:30 - 5:45 - CoderDojo Lightning Presentations by Ciara McHugh & Suzanne Suzanne Campbell
5:45 - 6:00 - CoderDojo Erasmus+ by Ross O’Neill
6:00 - 6:15 - CoderDojo Community/Q&A - led by Rosa Langhammer
6:15 - 6:35 - Releasing Software with Confidence by John Turner
6:55 - 7:00 - Close
Mr. Des Burke Secretary of the Rush Multipurpose Youth Facility is very happy to provide space and support a Dojo in the premises.
Would you be interested in starting a Dojo in the Rush area of Dublin, but don’t have a venue yet?
The youth facility are hosting an open day on the 26th of August so if you want to check it out and talk to them on the day about setting up a Dojo, we would love to see young people in the area having the opportunity to be tech creators.
Alternatively you can contact Des via the contact form here.
Joanne started a new Dojo in Charleville mall library (North strand, Dublin 1) three weeks ago.
The response has been great with oversubscription on places.
Next Saturday morning the 22nd of July, Joanne will be installing new hard drives into ~20 laptops with the ninjas.
Could you spare a couple of hours next Saturday morning to help install hard drives?
If you have experience of this even better.
If you have any questions or want to let Joanne know that you can help please post below and I will pass on your message/details.
In order to run an amazing event for the kids who attend and present at CoderDojo Coolest Projects we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! The event is organised by a mostly volunteer team, and without your help we literally couldn’t run CoderDojo Coolest Projects.
All we ask for is a few hours of your time on Saturday June 17th and 2 – 3 hours for a briefing this week (the week of the 29th), so you know what to expect. Thats all!
Help us celebrate the awesome tech projects made by youths from 17 countries across Europe & beyond!
We are offering 6 CoderDojo community members the opportunity to watch a screening of TED2017 Opening Night live from Vancouver FOR FREE!
The screening is being held in Cineworld, Parnell Centre, Dublin 1 on Tuesday 25th at 6:30pm. It is rated PG-13 and is scheduled to run for 120min.
Lots of Dojos are hosting girl-focused events to celebrate!
Docklands Dojo are hosting a once off Girl-centric event on Wednesday April 26th from 17:45–19:30, boys are most welcome too The event will focus on creating wearable technology; creating a circuit with conductive thread, LEDs and a battery to make a light up badge. Tickets here.
Riot Games Dubin are hosting a CoderDojo session for young people to learn about making games and building websites on the 27th of April from 6pm–7:30pm!
Tickets are free here: https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/ie/dublin/dublin-riot-games
Hi All! Thanks to all of you who made it to our Mentor Meet up last Saturday in Dublin.
Couldn’t make the event? Fear not, we have the slides and some videos of the talks on the day right here
Mags Amond’s talk on “Prompting ninja curiosity with activity”
Philip Harney’s talk “Using and sharing educational content at your Dojo”
Daniel Brierton’s talk “Improving the user experience of the community platform”
Abeer Alsheaibi’s talk on “Bridge21 in CoderDojo”
Guillaume Feliciano’s talk “Writing or translating: quick feedback on what to avoid”
Niambh Scullion’s talk “Ways to encourage young girls to CoderDojo”
Looking forward to meeting up tomorrow with everyone!
You can see a map & get directions to the venue here.
From the Science Gallery/Pearse street entrance to Trinity College, keep on the main path and walk straight for 2 minutes and the branch is on your left (see images below).
12:50- 13:00, Arrive
13:00 -13:15, Introduction
13:15–14:15, Talks from speakers
14:15–14:50, Breakout with snacks & refreshments. People can talk to speakers and get more info about what interested them during the presentations.
14:50–15:15, Optional tour of Science Gallery/go to a nearby cafe/bar to continue any discussions.
Introduction talks will begin at 1pm so we advise attendees to arrive by 12:50pm to avoid any disruption. Members of CoderDojo Ireland and the CoderDojo Foundation will be there in advance if you would like to chat or have any questions.
Map from the Science Gallery/Pearse street entrance to Trinity College:
Ada. Ada. Ada!
Check out this FREE interactive show that inspires kids by telling the story of Ada Lovelace, a female programmer who wrote the world’s first complex algorithm in 1843.
Performer Zoe Philpott uses an LED dress, operated by a wearable tech satin glove, combining design and technology with words and movement to enhance the creative impact of Ada’s story.
See more & get your free tickets here!
Sarah will be sending out an Info update about the set up and dev environment to those who have registered to attend being sent out by tomorrow. If you are planning on going, sign up here asap to make sure you get the mail.
Girls Hack Ireland are running a workshop for 13 - 17 year old girls on March 11th from 10am-4:30pm
The event will show teens how to build a website and they are even providing laptops!
This year there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the Dublin Tech Summit event (15th – 16th of Feb 2017).
We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across Ireland to showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one of these days (either the 15th or 16th of Feb) at the booth!
The projects don’t have to be categorised and any cool project made at CoderDojo is eligible for application. If a youths project is selected they will be invited to showcase it for one of the days (either the 15th or 16th of Feb 2017) at the CoderDojo booth at the Dublin Tech Summit event in the Convention Centre, Dublin!
Deadline for applications is the 23:59 GMT on the 5th of Feb 2017.
If you have any further questions contact us at: email@example.com
Please note: this opportunity is for CoderDojo Ninjas (7-17), in Ireland, to showcase their projects at the event and NOT adult Mentors. Adults accompanying CoderDojo Youth will be responsible for the youths attending & need the necessary parental approval. All attendees will have to cover their own cost of travel to the event.
Check out this video of the event for more on Dublin Tech Summit!
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