Coolest Projects Launch 2015
Since our last update in January, we have grown by over 100 Dojos which has brought us close to 700 Dojos in 57 Countries worldwide.
Throughout the first quarter of 2015 we’ve participated at a lot of events around the globe including SXSW Education (Austin, Texas), the Global Entrepreneurship Conference (Milan, Italy), the Eircom Junior Spiders (Dublin, Ireland) and the Building Skill Conference (Athens, Greece).
We also launched our annual competition for Ninjas, the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards, which is to be held on June 13th in the RDS Arena, Dublin, Ireland. This year we’re hoping that 500 projects will be entered by CoderDojo kids from all across Europe and maybe even further afield. The CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a competition where creativity is valued above all and the categories are created so that young people of all ages and skill levels can enter.
Previous winners of Coolest Projects include 10-year old Lauren (currently EU Digital Girl of the year), Thomas, 16, (Robot creator), and 12-year old Niamh, who last year built an app to allow users of electric cars find free charging points and see whether or not they are currently available.
We have so many big plans this week including the creation of more Dojo Sushi content, the development of the CoderDojo Community Platform and much more. Thank you again for supporting Dojos around the world! Continue to spread the word about CoderDojo so that we can get closer to our vision of a world where every child has the opportunity to learn to code in a safe and creative environment!
CoderDojo and Codestarter at SXSW