We’re back! Info from session Sunday 17 January 2021

We had a great session with about 25 ninjas. Francis organised a range of topics –

  • Kahoot Quiz (with Mikey Reed)
  • Typing – a demo of TypingTest.com with a recommendation to practise regularly, makes coding easier and faster 😉
  • Demos from our ninjas (email dunlaoghaire.ie@coderdojo.com if you’d like to present at a future session!)

Also remember Coolest Projects is open for registration on 1 February – more details will appear at this link (you can add your email address to receive updates)

See you next Sunday! Emails with a new link will be sent out beforehand.

Info from session Wed 3 June 2020

Sessions are finished for the summer but Coolest Projects online is happening! If you need some advice email us at dunlaoghaire.ie@coderdojo.com


Things to do during the summer

DreamSpace HomeSpace is an initiative by Microsoft Ireland to help educators, parents and children participate remotely in some of our favourite DreamSpace activities. They began with MakeCode platforms- micro:bit, Arcade and Minecraft and some other areas such as python programming, Maker Challenges and Imagine Cup Junior workshops and projects. Just like in DreamSpace, the intention is to equip participants with some basic computer science knowledge in each session in a bid to spark their creativity about what they can make next.

Every lesson will be available on demand for those who cannot join us live and for anyone revising afterwards. 

Full STEAM – CLICK HERE for videos

Arcade – CLICK HERE for videos

MicroBit – CLICK HERE for videos

Python – CLICK HERE for videos

Minecraft – CLICK HERE for videos

Imagine Cup – CLICK HERE for videos

Computer Science Inclusive (CSInc) are running free online summer courses (for secondary school pupils) on HTML/CSS & Python; currently they are full but you can add your details at this link.

Info from session Wed 27 May 2020

Alex showed how to make a Wix website


Go here to make your own:

Rosetta code – something to try for the summer!

“Rosetta Code is a programming chrestomathy site. The idea is to present solutions to the same task in as many different languages as possible, to demonstrate how languages are similar and different, and to aid a person with a grounding in one approach to a problem in learning another. Rosetta Code currently has 1,020 tasks, 228 draft tasks, and is aware of 788 languages, though we do not (and cannot) have solutions to every task in every language. “



Francis did a demo of a learn to type game “Mario Teaches Typing” – you can search for it and play it at archive.org

Civilisation VI – free until 4pm tomorrow (Thurs 28 May)


Ted-Ed Einstein Riddle

And … you had to be there … from the Kahoot quiz

Yes, Panasonic make bread machines:

All you need is strong flour, yeast and water …


Info from session 13 May 2020

Tower of Epiphany on Scratch:


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

Videos on LEDs:

Archive.org –
a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

This site also has the “Wayback Machine” (near the top of the page) where you can see how a website has changed over the years – just enter the web address!


Feedback – what do you think of our online CoderDojo sessions?

Click here to let us know!

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:


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 dunlaoghaire.ie@coderdojo.com