• About Us

    CoderDojo Carrickmacross is a volunteer-run programme teaching computer coding skills to children aged 7-17.

    Come to learn or teach code, make games, apps, websites and more.

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  • Our Sponsors

    HUGE thanks to O'Gormans SuperValu, Market Square Centre, eircom, AIB and Carrickmacross Credit Union for the great support and help they give to their locol CoderDojo helping us keep the doors open every Saturday.

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  • Come Along

    Dojos take place every Saturday for 3 hours. Attendance is FREE but everyone needs to pre-book as places are limited. Read More
  • Tools we use

    At CoderDojo we use a range of tools to help children learn the core principles of programming.

    Participants are exposed to a range of languages and technologies in a self-paced, guided and supportive environment.

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Monday, December 18, 2017

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Tickets are always published here on our Eventbrite page.

Tickets are mandatory as we are in a public space. If you are under 13 - YOU NEED A PARENT TO STAY

We want your suggestions

What would you like to learn this year? Do you have any suggestions  to make CoderDojoCMX even better? Send us a quick message with your ideas by completing this form and we'll take it on board.

Competition Time

There are not one but two competitions on the horizon that coderdojo attendees might be interested in.

The first is the International CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards to be held in DCU in June. Entries here can be in any technology so Scratch, Mobile, HTML, Hardware or Galileo projects can be entered.

The second is the National Scratch Competition, open to Scratch projects only. Entries for this one close in March so not much time to get scratching.

Both require registration. More details below with links to competition sites, registration forms etc.

 

The International CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2014

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards is being held on the 6th and 7th of June this year in Dublin City University. All CoderDojo students, both national and international, are encouraged to enter.

Coolest Projects aims to encourage, promote, support and showcase creativity among the CoderDojo community. This event is all about the participants, so all those who participate in this years awards will receive a CoderDojo Coolest Project Belt for presenting their project! Every level is welcomed and rewarded, so all you have to do is come up with a cool idea that you want to develop and register under one of the following topics:

  • Scratch

  • Websites

  • Apps

  • HTML Games

  • Advanced Languages

  • Enterprise

  • Other

Full details and registration forms are available at the project website.

 

Registrations are now open for the National Scratch Competition 2014.

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web.

Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects. In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland's aspiring digital creators. Entrants numbers have risen steadily, with 683 team projects submitted by 1,245 individual students in 2013. Entry is open to individual students and groups of all ages. 

How to enter:

1. Register your details now on www.ics.ie/scratch

2. Design & create your project at www.scratch.mit.edu  a game, animation, story, simulation or music project.

3. Entries can only be accepted if they are accessible via the Scratch website at www.scratch.mit.edu Offline projects must also be uploaded to this website also.

4. Once your project is complete, Upload your project URL and student details to enter the competition at www.ics.ie/scratch

Dates to Remember:

Register your interest: Now!

Submit your entries by: 7th  March 2014

National Finals: Friday 2nd of May 2014 - Dublin Castle

For more information visit www.ics.ie/scratch

 

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