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CoderDojo Dundalk

A short description of CoderDojo Dundalk, running on scheduled Saturdays from 12pm-3pm in the P.J. Carroll building. Contact dundalk@coderdojo.com for more information, or check out http://www.coderdojodundalk.com/.

CoderDojo is a home-grown initiative started to promote computing at primary and secondary levels. A CoderDojo is a computing club that meets regularly and teaches young people computing skills, as well as informing them about what computing means in the real world. Students aged from 8 to 18 meet up and, under the supervision of and with guidance from a group of mentors, learn about a variety of computing topics, including HTML, CSS, Scratch and Python. These mentors are all professions in the area of computing and are giving up their time on a voluntary basis, which helps contribute to keeping CoderDojo completely free to attend !

With the help of DkIT, CoderDojo Drogheda started late last year, and has attracted a great deal of interest not only from young people in Drogheda but also from all over the North East of the country, with people travelling from Dundalk, Newry, Monaghan and even Cavan to attend. CoderDojo Drogheda continuously attracts 70+ new and returning members to each meeting, with demand for tickets extremely high. Now, DkIT are starting CoderDojo Dundalk to promote computing within Dundalk and the surrounding area, to spread the love of computing even further around the North-East. Camp attendees will learn about web development, programming and a vast array of other areas, as well as potentially meeting up with other Dojos from around the North-East and even from around the country to share what they've learned

CoderDojo Dundalk will run in DkIT's P.J. Carroll building on scheduled Saturdays* from 1pm-4pm, and attendance is completely free ! Parking is available directly in front of the P.J. Carroll building and is free on Saturdays, so you do not have to purchase a parking ticket from the machine. Bring along a packed lunch, and if you have a laptop you can bring with you, bring that along too. Anyone aged 8 and up may attend, though those aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in getting further information or putting your name down for a spot, email dundalk@coderdojo.com.

CoderDojo Dundalk will not run every Saturday. Dates will be posted as they are confirmed.