Countdown to Coolest Projects

Only a few more days left to Coolest Projects on Saturday May 26th.

Its shaping up to be a great day. CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire has a great representation, rumour has it the largest of all the Dojos in Ireland! Well done everyone.

On the day there’s over 14 fun filled activities for kids and parents alike – take your pick from

– ToG Soldering and Lock picking
– PiJam
– Turtle Stitching
– Wearables
– Drones
– LED Cube

And there’s some great speakers and panels covering topics such as teaching your kids good Digital Habits, the challenges of teaching technology subjects and how to keep girls interested in STEAM!

And there’s even an Experiential Area where you can do some hands-on workshops!

If you have registered a project then one Parent or Guardian is also automatically registered. Additional parents or guardians that want to come must also register. Remember to avail of your free ticket here and using the code CPFREECD

And finally don’t forget our Ninjas will be showcasing our very own Project Scorpion. Here’s a teaser – check it out at CoolestProjects!.

Hope to see you there!

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.

WebSite Competition – CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire Sunday 04th March

This coming Sunday, after many weeks of hard work, we will see Liam, Jack, Ian, and Darrach present their projects in the hope of winning the coveted award of ‘Voted Best Website 2017’. This will be followed by an award ceremony and prize giving as well as an interview with the proud winner of the coveted CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire Web Design Trophy. An event not to be missed!

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!

Register for the National Scratch Competition 2017!

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: 17th February 2017
National Finals: Wednesday 26th of April 2017 in University Limerick

Categories of entry are as follows:

  • Junior infants to 1st Class
  • 2nd Class to 4th Class
  • 5th Class to 6th Class
  • 1st Year to 3rd Year
  • 4th Year to 6th Year
  • CoderDojo (Junior infants to 1st Class)
  • CoderDojo (2nd Class to 4th Class)
  • CoderDojo (5th Class to 6th Class)
  • CoderDojo Junior Cycle (1st Year to 3rd Year)
  • CoderDojo Senior Cycle (4th Year to 6th Year)
  • **New – Special Needs Category – run on a pilot basis this year

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