October 12, 2015

Speaker Profile: Des Traynor, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Intercom

We are delighted to announce that Des Traynor, the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at <a href=”http://www.intercom.io/” target=”_blank”><wbr />Intercom</a> will be speaking at the Coolest Projects this year! Des was previously a Co-Founder of Exceptional (now a part of Rackspace). Now, Des leads Intercom’s customer-facing teams responsible for customer happiness, and uses the insights gained through daily interactions with customers to influence the company’s product roadmap….

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October 12, 2015

3D digital printing with CoderDojo Dungarvan

In June of last year several excited members of CoderDojo Dungarvan in Co. Waterford travelled to our capital city to participate in The Coolest Projects Awards 2014. Over the course of the day the young attendees had the opportunity to test out some of the latest tech at the various hack spaces laid on especially…

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October 12, 2015

Speaker Profile: Stu Johnson, developer support engineer at Havok

We are delighted to announce that Stu Johnson, developer support engineer at Havok will be speaking at the Coolest Projects event! Stu first taught himself assembly language programming in the late 1970’s as has since spent nearly all his working life as a games developer, progressing to the C/C++ language in the early 1990’s. His first…

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September 24, 2015

Getting the mix for learning right at CoderDojo and Coolest Projects

Elements of CoderDojo It involves numerous elements. One is happy enthusiasm – this is great for learning – and if you are figuring stuff out with your friends, that is also really powerful. Another is ‘learning by doing’, which is so much more effective than learning theory without practice. The formula becomes even more powerful if you…

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September 24, 2015

CoderDojo Coolest Projects launches @ the CHQ Building

Whatever the weather, Ireland can expect a serious amount of cool in its capital this summer. On June 13th, young coders from Ireland and around the world will fly in to the biggest Coolest Projects Awards yet at the RDS to showcase their IT skills. Expect cool apps, games, websites, robots and ‘hacks’ to make…

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September 23, 2015

Coderdojo’s Coolest Projects event opens for registration!

The call for Ireland’s best and brightest young coders is set to go out next week as CoderDojo’s Coolest Projects opens for registration! The event, which will take place on June 13th, allows participants in CoderDojo, which is open to children aged from seven to 17, to show off their skills and the projects they…

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September 23, 2015

Create cool and enter the CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 competition!

The annual CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 Awards is all about recognising, encouraging and nurturing the creativity of the CoderDojo community of young coders attending Dojo’s across Ireland and Europe! An AWESOME new location! We are proud to announce that the CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 Awards event will take place on the 13th of June at…

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September 23, 2015

Coolest Projects 2014

CoderDojo Ninjas came in their droves to DCU on the 7th and 8th of June to demo their cool and imaginative projects that they’ve been working on at their Dojos at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards. The Coolest Projects awards is all about encouraging CoderDojo participants, every attendee was awarded a super cool CoderDojo USB…

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