What’s Happening 16th June 2015

We had another OUTSTANDING showing at this year’s Coderdojo Coolest Project Awards day, held in the RDS, Dublin, on Saturday June 13th.
Check out some of the Press from the event, and a special feature on Darragh Walsh’s NFC project, at these links:
Irish Times – 2015 Coolest Project Awards, with Kinsale mention
Irish Tech Central – 2015 Coolest Project Awards
Kinsale had six project submissions for the Awards, with Thomas Brandes winning the Scratch category, and Anthony Butterly getting runner up in the Games category.  The other Kinsale Coderdojo participants were:  Joseph and David O’Donovan, Casey Ring, Ethan Monkhouse, James O’Hagan, Patrick Gowran, Oisin Coyle and Darragh Walsh. All ten of our Kinsale Dojo team did a fantastic job in getting their projects ready for the awards show, and a great thanks has to go to those friends and family members that helped them generate such high achievement!
Our Dojo is going from strength to strength and we would like to thank Sean O’Sullivan in SOS Ventures, Hal McElroy in the Trident, and Fergal McCarthy at the Kinsale Community School, and all their respective staff members, for hosting us in the former Avego offices, the Trident Hotel and the Kinsale Community School respectively.  Without that support, our Dojo wouldn’t be able to meet weekly.
Ireland’s future will be heavily dependant on the technology industry, and our Kinsale Coderdojo is a terrific environment for kids to learn about technology, product development and learn about programming.  We aid their learning by mentoring kids and presenting them with immersive experiences.  Learning these skills at such an early age will give those kids a huge advantage over others, just like learning hurling, football, swimming or any sport is an advantage when done at a young age.
To get into the exciting world of technology, contact us at:  kinsalecoderdojo@gmail.com
Regards, Jim/Nick/Des