October 12, 2015

Coolest Projects Awards 2015 – Highlights

In this video some of the CoderDojo Ninjas talk about their projects and what Coolest Projects Awards means to them.

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October 12, 2015

Maths education lecturer and TV presenter Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabhain on coding and mathematical learning – and how Coolest Projects involves problem-solving skills.

Coding and Mathematical Learning There were some negatives to being the principal’s daughter in a small, rural, primary school in Mayo in the ‘80s – but I am so grateful for it now because it’s where I began to really understand mathematics through programming. My dad, the principal of the three teacher school, took out…

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October 12, 2015

Supporter Spotlight: Magnus Ternsjö CEO of UPC Ireland talks about his excitement for this years event!

Magnus Ternsjö CEO of UPC Ireland talks about his excitement for this years event!

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October 12, 2015

Supporter Spotlight: John Walsh, Pinnacle Project Partners & champion of Newtown Kildare CoderDojo

Tell us about yourself. My name is John Walsh. I graduated with a BSc in Computer Applications from Dublin City University in 1992. When I left college I first worked with Accenture and for the past 9 years I’ve worked with Pinnacle Project Partners in Dublin on various projects. At Pinnacle, I’ve helped our clients deliver…

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October 12, 2015

Speaker Profile: Ann O’Dea, CEO, editor-at-large, Silicon Republic

We are happy to have Ann O’Dea, CEO, editor-at-large of Silicon Republic speaking at the Coolest Projects event! Ann is co-founder and CEO of <a href=”http://www.siliconrepublic.com/”>Silicon Republic</a>, Ireland’s leading technology and innovation news service. Ann is the driving force behind Silicon Republic’s <a href=”http://www.siliconrepublic.com/special-events/women-invent-tomorrow/”>Women Invent</a>campaign, launched on International Women’s Day back in March 2013, to champion women role…

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October 12, 2015

Speaker Profile: Laura Browne, Mentor at the DCU Intergenerational Learning Program

We are delighted that Laura Browne will be speaking at the Coolest Projects event! Laura is a final year student in DCU studying computer applications. She is a Mentor with the DCU Intergenerational Learning Program, which teach over 55s computer and technology skills! Laura has a great interest in “Internet Of Things” technologies and recently won the Intel Galileo 3rd…

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October 12, 2015

Mary Moloney, Global CEO of the CoderDojo Foundation talks about social projects and the creativity of CoderDojo Ninjas!

Mary Moloney, Global CEO of the CoderDojo Foundation talks about what she is excited to see at the Coolest Projects event this year!

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October 12, 2015

Ninja Spotlight: Aaron for CoderDojo Sallins & Naas talks about his project and the Coolest Projects Chill out space!

Ken Whelan from the CoderDojo Coolest Projects implementation team met with Aaron and his father Barry. Aaron is a member of CoderDojo Sallins & Naas. Ken : Hi Aaron, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Aaron: My name is Aaron. I like playing video games and playing outside with friends. Ken: How…

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October 12, 2015

Speaker Profile: Niamh Bushnell, Dublin Commissioner for Start-ups

Niamh Bushnell is Dublin’s first Commissioner for Startups, a role created as a result of the Activating Dublin report spearheaded by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Council. The position has been funded privately through the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurs. At the highest level, Niamh’s mission as Commissioner is to develop a voice, an image and…

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October 12, 2015

Paul Phelan: Coolest Projects Creator and Public Affairs at Intel

Paul Phelan, is from Public Affairs at Intel is a creator of the Coolest Projects Awards and has a dream to see the hardware section of Coolest projects grow even more popular than it already is! At Intel we are very keen to support initiatives like CoderDojo that enable coding skills and also give kids and…

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