CoderDojo is a volunteer movement running free computer programming clubs worldwide. A group has started running the club in the Mealagh Valley Community Hall each Monday at 4.00pm until about 5.30pm.
Young people between 5 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games etc. CoderDojo makes development and learning to code a fun, sociable experience. CoderDojo has just one rule: “Above All: Be Cool“, bullying, lying, wasting people’s time and so on is uncool. Playing games on your computer is cool – as long as you’ve written them yourself.
Coder Dojo was founded in Cork by a young programmer, James Whelton and an Australian born entrepreneur, Bill Liao. It has quickly spread into a global learning resource – you can read more about the organisation on www.coderdojo.com
Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the dojo. The parents will learn alongside the child and support their learning. It is best if children bring, buy or borrow a laptop where at all possible, rather than rely on looking over other peoples shoulders.
If you would like further information, contact the group organiser, Quentin Gargan on 027 52773, or better still at firstname.lastname@example.org