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!
The Young Animator Of The Year awards are open to students all over Ireland (ROI & NI). The Competition is open to 4th, 5th, and 6th-year students. Students are to produce an animated film no longer than 1 minute, the theme being ‘The Illusion of Life’.
Entry is FREE. The closing date for student entries is Friday, the 3rd of February 2017.
>> Click here for more information <<
Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) have released Irish geospatial data for Minecraft!
You can read more general information about OSi and Minecraft here.
Seen this cool post about the CoderGirl Hack Day this morning
After a little work we have completed the activities required to set up CoderDojo Ireland as an company, we now intend registering with the Charity Regulator and progressing matters in this area.
What are the issues effecting your Dojo?
How can we help?
We have been asked by some Dojo’s to investigate leveraging the scale of the CoderDojo movement in Ireland to investigate options in terms of access to Dojo Public Liability Insurance cover and to explore options in terms of trying to get Dojo’s access to discounted mobile broadband WIFI routers both of which we are now working on (more to follow). But what else do you think we could / should be doing to help your Dojo?
The maximum number of people have now registered for the event. Although there is a waitlist which you can access here.
As a result of new requirements set out in Charities Legislation.The Charity Regulator presented the board of CodeDojo Ireland (CDI) with two different options for registration and ongoing compliance with the law for the CoderDojo movement in Ireland. The first option being that CDI as the umbrella organisation in Ireland would register all Dojos and provide annual reporting to the Regulator on behalf of all Dojos. The second option being that each Dojo registers individually and reports directly to the Regulator annually.
Following receipt of completed surveys it is overwhelmingly the Community’s wish (89.5% in favour) that if registration and reporting is required it should proceed on the basis of CDI registering as the umbrella body for the CoderDojo community in Ireland. On this basis CDI is now proceeding with Incorporation. Once completed the board intend to actively engage with the Charity Regulator with a view to agreeing as straight forward a process as possible with as little administration (both for CoderDojo Ireland and individual Dojo’s) in terms of gathering and consolidating of information an annual basis. This annual reporting requirement is scheduled to commence for the year ended 2017 so over the coming months once a process has been agreed we will be in contact with Champions in each Dojo to discuss further.
In the meantime if you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Chair CoderDojo Ireland
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