Young coders! Get ready for the third annual CoderDojo Coolest Project Awards
(Left to right) Magnus Ternsjö, CEO, UPC Ireland; Noel King, Coolest Projects leader; Paul Phelan, operations director, corporate affairs, Intel; with CoderDojo members Tom Molloy and Niamh Scanlon

Young coders! Get ready for the third annual CoderDojo Coolest Project Awards

3 Apr 2014

Young coders can now get ready to battle it out with vigour in the coming months as the third annual CoderDojo Coolest Project Awards has been announced to take place 7-8 June at the Helix, Dublin City University (DCU).

Coding club CoderDojo, in conjunction with the Hello World Foundation and supporters Intel and UPC, have revealed the third annual CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards aims to encourage, celebrate and showcase creativity among members of the CoderDojo community.

CoderDojo Coolest Projects are inviting young coders from the CoderDojo community to come and showcase their projects.

Last year, 10-year-old Ryan Sheridan, of DCU CoderDojo, won in the ‘website’ category by using the HTML and CSS knowledge he learned at CoderDojo to create his site, Skate Parks in Dublin, which shows details and photos of various skate parks.

Members from Dojos across Ireland and Europe will come together to showcase their Coolest Projects at this international event. In addition to talks by industry leaders, the event will include workshops on how to build your own apps and more.

Organiser Noel King said the event is all about the members and is a celebration of what they have achieved and created in their local Dojo.

“Every level of technical skill is welcome and rewarded and projects across seven categories are invited: Scratch, websites, apps, HTML games, advanced languages, enterprise and others,” King said.

“Projects will be ranked for not only the complexity and usability of the project but also using a 'cool' factor assessment criteria, similar to the one rule of CoderDojo: ‘be cool!”

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