07/06/2018

A message from Coolest Projects Events Manager, Sinead

Coolest Projects International was my first major event as part of the CoderDojo Foundation team and I was both nervous and excited to begin the process and preparation for the event. With the move to a bigger space this year, Coolest Projects took on an exciting new challenge after leaving its home of 2 years…

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05/06/2018

Category Winners at Coolest Projects International

Category Winners at Coolest Projects International The seventh annual Coolest Projects International 2018 which took place in Dublin on Saturday May 26th did not disappoint, with an array of Projects across six category areas; Scratch, Websites, Games and Web Games, Mobile Applications, Hardware and Evolution. An expert panel of judges awarded prizes in these six project categories as well as five…

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28/05/2018

Winners of the Six Special Prizes at Coolest Projects International

Harvey, from Dublin scooped the ‘Future Maker’ prize at the seventh annual Coolest Projects International 2018 in Dublin on Saturday for his project Intelligentia. The Future Maker prize, sponsored by Liberty Global celebrates young people who use their coding and creative technology skills to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities.   “Every…

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18/05/2018

Learn coding in 3D at Coolest Projects with Ancient Brain

Learn coding in 3D at Coolest Projects with Ancient Brain Coolest Projects International is taking place in the RDS, Dublin, on the 26 May! This will be the fourth year the event will be held in the RDS and the first year where the event will be held in the world leading Simmonscourt complex. This year…

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16/05/2018

Coolest Projects Sofia 2018

Coolest Projects Sofia 2018 As CoderDojo and the Coolest Projects movement grows in popularity, there have also been several exciting regional events over the past number of weeks, including Coolest Projects UK, Coolest Projects Belgium and last weekend, Coolest Projects Sofia!   An unforgettable regional event I was very lucky to have the opportunity to…

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12/05/2018

The 1st ever Coolest Projects UK!

On Saturday 28 April we brought together young digital creators from the UK Raspberry Pi community for the first-ever Coolest Projects UK. Coolest Projects started in Dublin seven years ago as an event where Ninjas can showcase the creative projects they had been making throughout the year. Earlier this year we opened up all Coolest…

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09/05/2018

How to make a wearable microprocessor with Stephen Howell and Charis

Stephen Howell is the Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he engages lecturers and students of all disciplines and levels with tech talks and curriculum advice. Stephen is a passionate advocate of CoderDojo and Computational Thinking both in and outside the classroom. He developed Kinect 2 Scratch and is a PhD candidate in…

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03/05/2018

Nominations now open for the Coolest Club Award!

This year we are really excited to announce a new award at Coolest Projects International; the Coolest Club Award! This award is for clubs who truly embody the spirit of Coolest Projects, showing creativity and collaboration.   What’s the criteria to nominate a club? The criteria for entry are as follows; Your club must be a…

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02/05/2018

Coolest Projects Belgium 2018

Conor, Product Manager at the CoderDojo Foundation, traveled to Belgium to attend the regional Coolest Projects event on Saturday April 22. Here he shares his experience of the showcase and his highlights from the day. _________________________________ On a beautiful sunny day on the 22nd of April I travelled to Belgium to visit Coolest Projects Belgium…

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26/04/2018

Hardware Designer of the Raspberry Pi to keynote Coolest Projects International 2018

Pete Lomas began his career as a lecturer in computer design at the University of Manchester before moving into the industry as an electronics design consultant and then a development manager for a scientific computing company. Throughout his career, he has been personally responsible for the development of hundreds of electronic products containing a wide…

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