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Breaking Traditions CoderDojo
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Pam O’Brien Breaking Traditions Online Conference
Saturday 23rd March 2013 EU Parliament Format Every Dojo is different – YOU decide
It is up to dojo leaders and mentor skills, what code is taught.
Combination of mentor led tutorials and/or peer-peer /independent learning.
Some run Saturdays, others weekday evenings.
2-3 hour sessions.
Dojo’s capacity ranges from 12 to 100+ kids.
Guide age of 7-17 years. Free computer club for kids interested in learning how to code.
Founded by James Whelton and investor Bill Liao in Cork in July 2011.
Limerick was 3rd location in Sept 2011.
50+ Dojos across Ireland, 21+ countries across world.
Address the gap in computer technology teaching at primary and secondary level. CoderDojo? More interaction between dojo network
– kids, mentors and organisers.
– tutorials built by mentors uploaded to wiki.
Competitions and awarding coder ninjas
– belts for achievement.
Work with industry and government/educational agencies to bring coding to curriculum. Future? Alice in Wonderland Scratch Networking Scottish Parliament Limerick CoderDojo at Irish Parliament
12 yr old Harry Moran from Cork named the world’s youngest app developer whose game Pizzabot surpassed Angry Birds and Call of Duty to make it to the top of the app charts in November 2011. CoderDojo Ninjas Scratch – developed by MIT for kids.
SmallBasic – A new visual IDE for kids based on MSBasic
HTML and CSS – the basic building blocks for websites.
Arduino – Open Source hardware programed in C.
Java – mobile, software, game development.
PHP – Dynamic web applications. *All Free software Tools/Languages
13 year old entrepreneur Shane Curran from Dublin, CEO of Libramatic Arduino Girls in Tech First Coder Dojo Divas event in Limerick CoderDojo today
Aimed specifically at 12 - 17 year old girls
Previous girls only events in New York and Waterford CoderDojos
14 girls today working on App Inventor It's a long way to Tipperary ........