Coolest Projects open for registration

Coolest Projects is on Saturday 17th June in the RDS, Dublin

Click here to register your project

If you created an account last year you can use the same Username and Password; if not, then create a new account.

You can edit/update your project after registering it.

Registration closes on Sunday 21st May 2017

ALL projects from beginner to advanced are accepted from CoderDojo attendees / community members.  TheCoderDojo Coolest Projects is all about recognition for those that had an idea and made it a reality using the skills they learnt at their local CoderDojo.
Team entries may have a maximum of 4 team members.

Categories are:

  • Scratch – Anything developed using the Scratch platform, from games to animations.
  • Websites – The websites category is for websites which showcase or inform people about any topic that you like. These sites are built using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Finding activities to keep you occupied over the summer or getting the history of your town.
  • Games + Web Games – The games category is for every kind of game made in any language on any technology.  This category excites and engages at every level and we want members to develop games that excite all those who attend.
  • Mobile Apps –  The applications category is for interactive mobile apps which help, inform or entertain people
  • Hardware – Robots, machines and hacks. The hardware category is for projects that use hardware, like the Intel Galileo, Raspberry Pi, Arduino or any hardware platform, to change the physical world around them using code and hardware.
  • Evolution – This encompasses the members who have taken their CoderDojo projects to the next level, it includes the latest and greatest real web applications, enterprise projects that members have launched and advanced language computation such as C++.  This category is a mix of complex computing projects.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Coolness – how cool/unique is the idea – 20 marks
  2. Communication / Presentation – How you explain the idea to the judges – 10 marks
  3. Design & Usability – What does it look like and how user-friendly is it – 10 marks
  4. Complexity – What level of technology is used – 10 marks

More information at www.coolestprojects.org

New Monday evening dojo in Dún Laoghaire

Digital Dún Laoghaire has had a recent “soft launch” of a new dojo, which has had a couple of sessions in the dlr Lexicon.  Driven by Eoin Costello of Digital Dún Laoghaire / Dún Laoghaire BID, this has been so successful that it is moving to a new, larger home!

From Monday March 27th the Digital Dun Laoghaire CoderDojo will start meeting in Starbucks every week from 6pm to 8pm, with an age group of 7 to 14 years old.  Due to huge demand for CoderDojo in the area, children need to be registered in advance.  Email addresses can be added to the waitlist via the form on the right of this page, and notification will be sent to everyone as and when places are available.

Mentors are always needed at CoderDojo, and if you are interested please fill in the form on our website; if you are particularly interested in mentoring at the Monday sessions, please complete this form.

Code Couture

Code Couture

Wednesday 15th February 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. in IADT

Hello Bezlo… Coding to catwalk

The Hello Bezlo event is here to merge Fashion and Technology in collaboration with CoderDojo and Zalando. And we are pleased to invite you!

This free event is all about demonstrating how technology can enhance beautiful fashion creations. We have held fashion tech events before but none quite like this!

Aimed at teenage girls with an interest in fashion, we hope to light up your evening with an LED fashion workshop run by our talented fashion designer, followed by speakers from the Zalando team. This event is sure to empower, inspire and educate … Bezlo style.

Click here for more information and booking!

Attend the BT Young Scientist with CoderDojo this year!?

For the fourth year in a row there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the BT Young Scientist event (11th – 14th Jan 2017). CoderDojo is looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across the Republic of Ireland to showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one or more of these days (either the 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th of January) at the booth! They will be looking for more people on the 11th and 12th to attend, so keep that in mind when filling out the applications.

Showcase your cool Project!

CoderDojo is are looking for Ninjas, living in Ireland, to apply to bring projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo to display at the CoderDojo Booth! The projects don’t have to be categorised and any cool project made at CoderDojo is eligible for application. If your project is selected you will be invited to showcase it for one of the days (either the 11th, 12th, 13th or 14th of January 2017) at the CoderDojo booth at the BT Young Scientist event in the RDS, Dublin! We will contact you and ask which day suits you best once you’ve registered.

**Applications close on the 20th of December.

We look forward to seeing all your cool project application ideas! If you have any further questions contact:

info@coderdojo.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.

APPLY HERE

 

 

 

One Rule: “Be Cool”

“CoderDojo is free, not a free ride!” ~ Bill Liao

Wifi IADT : Username: coderdojo1 – Password: september17

Some guidelines (for everyone!) as to what’s cool:

– Be positive and kind!
– Engage with people, make new friends.
– Chat away, not too loudly as others may be concentrating.
– Help each other – you can mentor at any age.
– Ask for help from people around you before asking a mentor. “Ask 3 before me“.
– Talk about ideas.
– Stay involved.
Stuff you can do elsewhere – such as watching videos or playing games – do it elsewhere!
Ask a mentor before looking at a YouTube video as a learning tool. 
– Make sure what you’re doing would be ok with your parents/teachers.
– Let a mentor know if something inappropriate appears on your computer.
– Let us know if you can’t make a session.
– Any form of bullying is not cool.
– If you have any concerns, let a mentor know.

Thanks and enjoy CoderDojo!

Apply for the Eir Junior Spiders competition!

The eir Junior Spiders is Open for Entries.
Entries for the eir Junior Spiders are now OPEN!!

Both eir and CoderDojo are looking forward to see innovative projects you have been working on!  All entries for the eir Junior Spiders received before Friday 26th February 2016 will go into a draw to win a brand new Microsoft Lumia 535 Phone!

Entries Close Wednesday March 9th 2016.

The deadline to complete the application is 9th March 2016. This application is open to Irish Dojos only.

If you have any queries please contact Ailbhe Cooke directly on:
ailbhe.cooke@businessandfinance.com

Register for the National Scratch Competition 2016! (by 12 Feb)

Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects.

In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators. 

Entry is open to individual students and groups of all ages.  

How to enter:

1. Register your details now on scratch.ics.ie. Please note that you will need to re-register for this year if you have not already done so.
2. Design & create your project at www.scratch.mit.edu. This can be a game, animation, story, simulation or music project.
3. Once your project is complete, upload your project URL and student details to enter the competition at scratch.ics.ie. (Please note when entering your project a direct URL link must be entered to be judged)
4. Entries can only be accepted if they are accessible via the Scratch website atwww.scratch.mit.edu. Offline projects must also be uploaded to this website also.

Dates to Remember:
Register your interest: Now!
Submit your entries by: 12th February 2016
National Finals: Thursday 28th of April 2016 in RDS

For more information visit scratch.ics.ie or if you have any queries please contact scratch@ics.ie