• **** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 14/06/2015 : Pictured at the The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards at the RDS main hall, Dublin was Lightron the Robot with CoderDojo participants . The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards, the largest kids coding awards in the world, saw more than 500 coding Ninjas from across Ireland and Europe converge in the RDS. The event was supported this year by UPC, Intel, the Salesforce Foundation, Microsoft, Zendesk and AIB. For more information about the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards, please visit www.coolestprojects.org. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

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    Dublin 28th May 2016

Meet The Global Innovators

Meet some of coolest global youth innovators and entrepeneurs


Conor Begley

Social Innovator

Hi, my name is Conor Begley and I am seventeen years old. I live in Co. Louth and go to DkIT CoderDojo in Dundalk. I’m in 5th year at Colaiste Rís, which is also in Dundalk.  Besides having an obvious interest in computers and electronics, I enjoy being a Venture-Scout and playing tennis (though I’m…

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Niamh Scanlon

Innovator & Conference Speaker

My name is Niamh, I go to CoderDojo in DCU and I mentor the CoderDojo Scratch and CoderDojo Girls sessions. I’ve been coding at CoderDojo since I was 9 years old and I’m 13 now. As well as coding I like gaelic football, baking, piano, swimming and drama. My favourite thing about CoderDojo is that…

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Ciara Hogan

Social Innovator

Hi – My name is Ciara Hogan, I’m 11 and I go to Coder Dojo Girls @ DCU. Where are you from? Malahide, Co. Dublin What do you love about coding? The nice thing about being able to code is that you can turn an idea into reality – and you can do it all…

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Lauren Boyle

European Digital Girl of the Year

Tell us about yourself. My name is Lauren Boyle I’m 10 years old. I attend and Mentor at my local CoderDojo. I was part of a team of mentors at a recent hack in DCU. I won EU Digital Girl of the Year 2014 and I’m a big STEM (science, tech, engineering & maths) advocate. I like to play violin and am a…

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  • “Our aim is to deliver the skills necessary to create a generation of digital creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.”

  • “These awards recognise and honour the coolest kids on the block and also demonstrate the phenomenal growth of CoderDojo. These awards are helping to guarantee our future as a world leading High Tech hub”

  • “These young people challenged themselves to change the world around them with technology, and what they created was truly inspirational. This was evidenced by projects using technology to help people with memory loss, Cerebral Palsy and road safety -the outputs were truly inspiring”

  • “It was a day of limitless creativity by CoderDojo members from across Europe. They wowed everyone who attended with everything from awesome platform games, to eye-catching designed animations to wearable technologies.”

  • “A must see event, these young people are going to define our future”

  • “Coolest Projects is a global set of events that encourage kids to be creative and apply that creativity to solving problems in the real world, and creates an environment which enables them to push forward and launch their solutions”

    Our Mission

  • “With 500 projects and 5000 attendees this has become a very special and inspirational event, in the tech calendar. Come to this event and you will be changed for ever”

  • “Coolest Projects Awards aspires to be globally recognised brand and whose purpose is to showcase, inspire, & enable innovation, creativity and technology skills”

    Our Mission

  • “Coolest Projects Awards provides a platform for young coders to showcase their creativity and innovations at the next level with an option to incubate their innovation and create employment”

    Our Mission

Our Aims

Creativity above all

The Coolest Projects Awards was created to encourage, support and showcase the creativity within the CoderDojo community. With CoderDojo, young people can make their most exciting ideas a reality.

Develop Ideas

The Awards give CoderDojo members attendees the opportunity to work towards a goal by developing an idea from concept through to development and launch. It allows CoderDojo members to take what they have learned at CoderDojo to a whole new level.

Present your Project

It’s way easier to showcase ideas you are passionate about, we encourage CoderDojo members to present their ideas with confidence and pride. The Coolest Projects Awards is a celebration of what CoderDojo members have achieved with the skills and knowledge learned at CoderDojo.

Launch your Idea

With your project developed and presented, its time to take to it to the next level.  We support the launch of projects and so they can be shared with the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of projects can be registered?

All projects and anything created by CoderDojo Youth members are accepted for registration! The event is all about CoderDojo youth members showcasing what they have created with the knowledge gained from attending their local Dojo.  We have seen everything from Scratch animations, Scratch games, local sports club websites, HTML mobile apps, games, hardware hacks and more!

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Can there be team / group projects?

Yes, a single project can be submitted by a team / group of 3 CoderDojo Youth members. 3 is the maximum amount.  

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Can I present more than 1 project?

No, apologies its just too hard to manage multiple projects from one team / person  in different categories

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What happens if the project is not complete in time for the event on June 13th?

Please don’t worry if you have not fully completed your project, bring it and you can show the parts of the project that are working. The Coolest Projects event is all about the experience and learning gained from participating and showcasing what you’ve created at the awards.  

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