Event Info for Participants/Parents/Guardians

 

Where is the event taking place?

For the fourth year running the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin will play host to CoderDojo Coolest Projects on Saturday May 26th 2018.

The RDS is an iconic, accessible and flexible venue located on a beautiful 42 acre site, close to Dublin City Centre. It is regarded as Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conference, meetings and entertainment events.

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) Simmonscourt

Merrion Road

Ballsbridge

Dublin 4

Our Loc8 Code is NN5-95-LB7

To view on Google Maps, click here

Click here to download the full RDS public access guide

 

How do I get there?

For details on how to get to the RDS Simmonscourt, please check out Travel to the Event

 

What is the event schedule?

08.30 – 09.30 Project Registrations
09.45 General Admission
10.00 – 10.30 Opening Ceremony
10.15 – 14.30 Judging
16.00 – 17.30 Awards Presentation

 

When will registration open to those who are displaying a project?

You can register your project for CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2018 in early 2018.

CoderDojo Youth and community members, aged 7 – 17, are eligible to register projects for CoderDojo Coolest Projects.

If you have any questions in relation to registration please contact us at [email protected]

 

What size stand space do I have?

Participants will have a 1m x 1m stand. This stand will also include a power connection.

 

What should you bring?

If you are displaying a project, bring all the items and peripherals you need to present your project on the day.

 

Will there be wifi?

Yes, but wifi on the day will be limited as the amount of people in the building will grow during the day.

We would advise you not to rely on using the wifi to present your project on the day. It would be important to have an offline version of your project ready to show to the judges.

Please note the use of personal wifi dongles and hotspots is prohibited on the day. The reason for this is that this will interfere the wifi in the building and reduce connectivity for everyone on the day.

 

Can I bring posters?

Yes, however there is no designated area at the stand to display your posters.

If you decide to bring posters please make them smaller than 1 meter squared in size.

 

 

Will there be food?

There will  be food trucks and stalls at the event where you can purchase food and drinks.

We would suggest you bring a bottle of water and a packed lunch on the day.

 

What if I need some quiet time?

There will be a quiet room that you can go to gather your thoughts and relax. It will have bean bags to chill out on!

 

If you have any queries please contact us directly on:

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @CoderDojo @coolestprojects