CoderDojo comes to DCU
Minister for Training & Skills, Mr Ciaran Cannon TD dropped into DCU at the weekend for the launch of CoderDojo @DCU, a new computer coding club for young people.
The club, the first of its kind on the north side of Dublin City, provides an opportunity for young people aged 10 upwards to learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more. Noel King, Chief Mentor, who has been assisted by mentor Ben Chapman and Dr Mark Roantree, DCU School of Computing, summed up the philosophy and aims of the club, ‘CoderDojo is teaching kids what is cool about coding and computers. We will be aiming to teach web application and android development at CoderDojo DCU and our target for the first week is for every child to have designed their first website.’
This cool weekly club will run every Saturday and tickets are available online every Monday from 7pm at http://coderdojodcu.eventbrite.com/
Coder Dojo is a global movement of free coding clubs for young people which aims to make development and learning to code a fun, sociable experience. Dojos are set up, run and taught by volunteers, allowing members to meet like-minded people and share ideas. Dojos also organize tours of technology companies and appearances by guest speakers to talk about their careers and what they do.CoderDojo also puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software, and has a strong network of members and volunteers globally.