Event Info for Participants/Parents/Guardians

 

Where is the event taking place?

 

For the third year running the RDS, Dublin will play host to CoderDojo Coolest Projects on Saturday 17th June 2017.

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)

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, please check out Travel to the Event

 

What is the event schedule for project participants?

The event will open at 09:00am and close at 6pm.

The breakdown of the day will be:

  • 8am – 9am – Project Registration
  • 9am – Main Doors open for the General Public
  • 9:30am – Opening Ceremony
  • 10:15am – Activities start in all halls
  • 16:30pm – Awards Ceremony
  • 18:00pm – Event Closes

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

 

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

You can register your project for CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2017 at https://dublin.coolestprojects.org

Only CoderDojo Youth and community members, aged 6 – 17, are eligible to register projects for CoderDojo Coolest Projects.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm (GMT) on Sunday 21st May 2017.

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.

 

What is the Openet Innovator Stage?

With record number of applications there are no longer any slots available on the Openet Innovator Stage.

The Openet Innovator Stage provides an opportunity for young people participating in CoderDojo Coolest Projects to get on the stage in the Main Hall to pitch and be interviewed about their projects and ideas.

Participants do not have to present a business plan! The idea behind the Openet Innovator Stage is to give participants the opportunity to further enhance their presentation skills which are vital for the future innovators of the world.

All slots are 5 minutes in length and will be facilitated by an interviewer who will ask you about your project or business idea. Please note there is no option to have slides.

All participants must pre-book. No participants will be able to join the stage on the day.

 

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: @coolestprojects