The date for the 2016 Coolest Projects has been announced –
Saturday 28th May 2016
Registration opening soon
This hackathon aims to connect educators and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges in education and learning and is being run by volunteers / edtech enthusiasts.
More information here:
Starts: 5.30 pm Friday 13 November
Place: Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin
Who: Educators, entrepreneurs, developers and designers come together to tackle challenges in education and learning. Only one weekend to create a product to solve problems for schools and colleges, students and parents, and all of us, lifelong learners.
The winner may just have a real shot at getting education-focused company off of the ground, so come join us!
If you didn’t complete the survey last week, we’d be grateful if you would do so as soon as you can please.
Message from CoderDojo –
Irish CoderDojo youth members will once again have the opportunity to showcase their awesome projects at the Dublin Web Summit in the RDS from 3rd – 5th November! There will also be an opportunity for Ninjas to see talks from the speaker lineup during the day and experience Irelands largest tech event firsthand.
The deadline for applications for the Web Summit 2015 is approaching fast and there are limited spaces available! CoderDojo Ninjas have until 12 midnight (GMT) on October 20th to apply to showcase their projects at the event.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Ninjas and is not to be missed. If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This weekend saw the DojoCon 2015 event held in Derry alongside CultureTech 2015. Read all about it here!
At last we have photos of CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire members who participated in Coolest Projects 2015!
Click here to see the gallery (you can click on any photo to see it full size).
Well, everyone was a winner really, it was a fantastic day at the Coolest Projects in the RDS on 13th June, with about 650 ninjas showing off 500 projects!
We were especially pleased to have two winners from Dun Laoghaire, with Lexi Schoene receiving the RTE overall Design Award, and Fionan O Ceallaigh receiving an Openet Innovators Stage Award.
We have a lot of photos from the day and hope to get these uploaded as soon as we deal with a little technical issue!
Some press coverage:
Irish Times: Child designers crack the code at CoderDojo awards
Seven-year-old wins overall prize in design category at Coolest Projects Awards
Silicon Republic: CoderDojo’s Coolest Projects showcases young coders’ skills
The Coolest Projects 2015 launched in the CHQ building in Dublin on 31st March with an event attended by ninjas from several dojos including Dún Laoghaire.
You might spot a few people from Dún Laoghaire if you look at this video: