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!
Are you a CoderDojo mentor, volunteer or supporter?
Come and join our meet-up event for all those involved (or who want to get involved) in CoderDojo in the Leinster region (and beyond!).
The meet-up will include short talks on resources available to Dojos, useful tools and discussions with mentors about innovative approaches and ideas tried out at their Dojos.
There will be an opportunity to chat with other volunteers and speakers to further discuss ideas and the practicalities of running a Dojo. It will be an informal, yet insightful meet up and thanks to the generosity of Bank of Ireland, there'll be pizza and beer for those who attend!
you can also apply for a speaking slot 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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