12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

Speaker Profile: Kevin Neary – Founding Partner of GameStop

We are delighted to announce that Kevin Brian Neary – Founding Partner of GameStop will be speaking at the Coolest Projects this year! Kevin is a Board Member of the Institute of Directors and Chairman/Investor of Fantom since May 2011 to date, Chairman of Charles J Johnston & Sons (Johnston Shopfitters) 2012 to date (NED since 2011),…

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12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

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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24/09/2015

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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24/09/2015

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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23/09/2015

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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23/09/2015

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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