12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

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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12/10/2015

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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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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