Other CoderDojos in Dun Laoghaire area

For young coders who are waiting to join CoderDojo, unfortunately our waiting list is over 100, however we list here any new dojos that we hear about (each dojo is independent) –

Dalkey (Saturdays 3 pm – 5.30 pm in Muggs Cafe): Contact: dalkey.ie@coderdojo.com   http://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/593

For Stillorgan Library (Saturdays 10.15am. Ages 8-13)Contact: stillorganlib@dlrcoco.ie or Tel 01-2889655   (This dojo is not shown on the CoderDojo website listing, so it may not be active.)

Cabinteely at the Grainstore is on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm.  Contact: cabinteely.ie@coderdojo.com  or www.dlrgrainstore.ie   Twitter: @cabinteelygrain

Glencullen in St Patrick’s National School, Saturdays 4.30 pm – 6 pm. Contact: coderdojoglencullen@gmail.com  http://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/603

Apparently there is also a CoderDojo at the Beacon Hotel Sandyford: Contact: beaconcoderdojo@gmail.com http://zen.coderdojo.com/dojo/328

Here’s a list of CoderDojos worldwide (including Ireland) – click here – useful for if you’re going on holidays 😉

Most dojos would really like to have more mentors on board – please pass the word on to anyone you know who may be interested – more info here.

CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire new video

Watch our great video and see why the young coders, the mentors and the parents all think CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire is fantastic!


Here’s a couple of photos of our stand at the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Community Awards, hopefully we will be awarded a prize on 21st November! (Edit – we did! We came FIRST in the Children & Young Adult category!)

Community Awards Sandra and Cuan Community Awrds Francis and Cuan

Scratch Session Material

Hi Everybody, here’s some of the material we used on the 17th, in Group 1 were doing Parallelism and Events and this coming week we hope to get started on the Pong Game, in Group 2 we were looking at debugging and I hope you managed to get started on the Maze Game which we should get well into this week. Hopefully we can show some of the results to each other by the end of the session. Don’t forget to upload your projects to the Scratch site (coderdojodl/welcome1)

For Group 1

CoderDojoDL_Scratch Session 3-Parallelism-Events

ScratchCardsAll-v1.4-PDF – useful cards and instructions about Scratch


For Group 2



Scratch Guide – Shark Attack Game

Just a note that we would like to finish up a little early so we can discuss what to cover in the next five week slot and maybe we can have a think about what we could do for the coolest projects competition just annouced by CoderDojo!

See you Wednesday!





HTML Session 2 – Sample Code

We had a great session last Wednesday night, we are starting to see some great websites pop up around the class. If you would like to review your code or catch up, download the following zip file of Sample Code from the session. We ran out of time last Wednesday, so this week we are continuing where we left off. If you have any questions from last week don’t be afraid to ask our mentors!!

Cya Wednesday at 630pm!


HTML/CSS Resources

At our first session at CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire we covered an introduction to HTML/CSS.  Here’s a list of great online resources to help improve your coding skills and to help you tackle more advanced tasks.

Opening night

Thanks to everyone for coming on our opening night – we had a great time and hope all you founder members did too, learned something and maybe got a taste for coding! Thanks too to all the parents and volunteers who got stuck in to make it all happen.

If you want to review the material we covered on the first night you can download it here Session1-html Material, you’ll find code samples, images and the presentation slides within.

Next week we’ll be doing a follow on session on HTML. You should then be able to make your own website so have a think what you might want it to be about.

After that, we really want to know what you want to do. We may do a different type of coding, split up into groups, some on HTML, some not, whatever works. We’re here to help you learn a new skill and, more importantly, build something cool – you get to decide what it is!

If you want to try learning the next bits of HTML yourselves, there’s tons of stuff on the web (it is what the web is made of, after all).  Good starting places are http://www.w3schools.com/html and http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/web.

To keep in touch, join the mailing list on Google Groups. This will be a good place for us to make announcements but also for group discussion and asking questions. http://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/coderdojo-dunlaoghaire

Hope to see you all next week. Remember to charge up fully before you come and the one Coder Dojo rule: Above All, Be Cool

The Coder Dojo Dun Laoghaire Team

Welcome to the new CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire

We launched on Wednesday 23 January and would be happy to hear from anyone with coding skills who is interested in mentoring.

CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire is based in IADT and happens on Wednesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
Advance booking required – contact us for details.

Have you a question?  Get in touch.

Email: CoderDojoDL@coderdojo.com

Do you know any young people interested in learning to code?  For free?!  Let them know about us.  One rule only – Above All: Be Cool

Follow us on Twitter: @CoderDojoDL