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CoderDojo’s DojoCon 2018

CoderDojo Global Conference – Kilkenny Oct 19-21

DojoCon, the annual global conference for the CoderDojo community is fast approaching, October 19th – 21st in the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. DojoCon is the must-attend networking event for anyone interested in coding, where ideas from CoderDojo volunteers and industry leaders are shared through keynote talks, workshops and more, with attendees. However, it’s not just for the initiated, conference registration is open to…

  • Primary and secondary school teachers, looking at ways to teach all things tech in the classroom.
  • Secondary school students with a love for tech, or who are studying computer science.
  • 3rd level technology students and educators.
  • Parents or anyone else interested in technology.

For those not already familiar with CoderDojo, it’s  a worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so. The very first Dojo took place in Cork in 2011 and since then the movement has mushroomed into a global one. In Ireland alone there are now in excess of 260 active Dojos with 109 in Dublin alone so there a local Dojo near you, see coderdojo.ie for you’re nearest…

Dojos in Ireland map

In Ireland alone there are now in excess of 260 active Dojos

DojoCon’s ever expanding events programme for the conference Saturday can be found here (PDF) and the weekend will culminate with a free monster hackathon for 7-17 year olds. For a limited time, the organisers are offering a 50% discount on all new registrations, which include lunch and teas/coffees. Book tickets today for only €10 using the code “dojoconkk18”  on eventbrite/e/dojocon. For further information on DojoCon 2018 see dojocon.coderdojo.com.

 

 

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