Info from session 13 May 2020

Tower of Epiphany on Scratch:

Think Like a Coder – Tower of Epiphany – TedEd video:

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Info from session Wed 29 April

Leo followed up on last week’s discussion of J.H. Conway’s Game of Life – his example can be downloaded at this link:–lG6RXxCQ/view

Francis continued with Project Scorpion – information from last week’s session still relevant; also Harold went through episode 8 of Think Like A Coder

Alex, one of our young members, gave a presentation on Internet Security which may be seen here

Some things that came up in the Kahoot quiz:

The quiz was inspired by Google launching a throwback Google Doodle series on 27 April, which started by looking back at their 2017 Doodle game which celebrated 50 years of Kids Coding

(Previous Google Doodles can be seen at this link)

Men and women are equally good at competitive computer games

Scratch Month 2020 – A global celebration of Scratch! (I forgot to mention this, sorry!)

This year, the Scratch Team at MIT have transformed Scratch Day into Scratch Month! We invite you to imagine, create, and share along with us in the Scratch online community. 

How to Participate: The Scratch Team will share a series of weekly themes throughout the month of May, designed to spark project ideas and learning through creative coding at home. Visit the “Featured Studios” section of the Scratch online community every Monday in May to find the weekly themes and create your own project. You can add your projects to the studios to share with the larger online community — as well as see what others around the world have created.


A reminder that the Mentors would be really pleased to get feedback from our Members and/or their parents –

What do you like/not like? What else would you like to see? Would you (please!) like to show something you’ve been working on during one of our online sessions?

All ideas and suggestions welcome – please email us at

Christmas break 2019

Sunday sessions have now finished for the year; Wednesday sessions finish on 11 December.

Emails will be sent out in early January for re-registration – watch out for that email as registration will then be opened to our waitlist which has 600+ email addresses!

Invitation for 5 DunL ninjas to attend Royal Dutch Visit in Dogpatch Labs! 12 June 15:15-16:45

CoderDojo Foundation will be having a special Dojo in Dogpatch Labs on Wednesday 12th June and are looking for some Ninjas to join! They are hoping for 5 Ninjas from the Dun Laoghaire Dojo to join this event as attendees.

At the Dojo, there will be a visit from the Dutch Royals, his Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima. The session will consist of a workshop hosted by Wia, where the Ninjas will get the chance to work on some cool new projects that they can then share with the Royal visitors. It should be really fun for everyone involved!

The amazing team from Wia will be guiding the Ninjas through the projects, however it is hoped that the Ninjas attending would have some experience using either Scratch and/or Micro:bit, as they will be working on a block-based language that wouldn’t be suitable for complete beginners. It is also hoped to have a mix of boys and girls in attendance, as well as a mix of ages if possible.

Parents of 5 CoderDojo Dún Laoghaire ninjas can register via the Eventbrite event below (asap!) and book a space for themselves as well as their ninja. Further details will be provided upon registration.

Event page:

(Sandra has the password which is required to register)

Summer holidays!

Sunday sessions finished on 26 May and the Wednesday group finishes on 29 May.

We will re-start sessions in September at a date to be decided later. Emails will be sent to current attendees* with links to book places. Please re-register as soon as possible; places will be opened up to the 500-strong waitlist shortly after, so a delay in registration may result in the place being lost.

*If 2 or more sessions have been missed without notification, the place may be withdrawn.

Many thanks to IADT and METNS for their support of CoderDojo Dún Laoghaire!