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

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

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.
– Please appreciate that the mentors volunteer their time! 

Thanks and enjoy CoderDojo!

Edtech hackathon weekend Fri 13 – Sun 15 Nov

Startup Weekend

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:
http://www.up.co/communities/ireland/dublin/startup-weekend/7134

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!

[Note for mentors: 50% Discount on the €40 price available, contact Sandra for code]