05/06/2018

Category Winners at Coolest Projects International

Category Winners at Coolest Projects International The seventh annual Coolest Projects International 2018 which took place in Dublin on Saturday May 26th did not disappoint, with an array of Projects across six category areas; Scratch, Websites, Games and Web Games, Mobile Applications, Hardware and Evolution. An expert panel of judges awarded prizes in these six project categories as well as five…

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18/05/2018

Learn coding in 3D at Coolest Projects with Ancient Brain

Learn coding in 3D at Coolest Projects with Ancient Brain Coolest Projects International is taking place in the RDS, Dublin, on the 26 May! This will be the fourth year the event will be held in the RDS and the first year where the event will be held in the world leading Simmonscourt complex. This year…

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09/05/2018

How to make a wearable microprocessor with Stephen Howell and Charis

Stephen Howell is the Academic Program Manager for Microsoft Ireland. In this role he engages lecturers and students of all disciplines and levels with tech talks and curriculum advice. Stephen is a passionate advocate of CoderDojo and Computational Thinking both in and outside the classroom. He developed Kinect 2 Scratch and is a PhD candidate in…

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03/05/2018

Nominations now open for the Coolest Club Award!

This year we are really excited to announce a new award at Coolest Projects International; the Coolest Club Award! This award is for clubs who truly embody the spirit of Coolest Projects, showing creativity and collaboration.   What’s the criteria to nominate a club? The criteria for entry are as follows; Your club must be a…

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26/04/2018

Hardware Designer of the Raspberry Pi to keynote Coolest Projects International 2018

Pete Lomas began his career as a lecturer in computer design at the University of Manchester before moving into the industry as an electronics design consultant and then a development manager for a scientific computing company. Throughout his career, he has been personally responsible for the development of hundreds of electronic products containing a wide…

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29/03/2018

Coolest Projects: How Kavi created her smart lifestyle app, Chew IQ!

Coolest Projects: How Kavi created her smart lifestyle app, Chew IQ! As Coolest Projects International 2018 fast approaches, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of last year’s event. This week, Kavi tells us about her awesome project and recalls her Coolest Projects journey. Kavi is a member of Tiburon CoderDojo @ BelTib…

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26/03/2018

Coolest Projects: Tayra’s awesome game to encourage healthy eating

Coolest Projects: Tayra’s awesome game to encourage healthy eating Over the past few weeks we have featured some amazing stories from participants of last year’s Coolest Projects event. This week, we have been lucky to hear from Tayra, a Ninja at the Weda Dojo in Bulgaria. Tayra was 8 years old when she took part…

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16/03/2018

Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities

Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities As part of our Coolest Projects youth stories, we have been speaking to some participants of last year’s event and hearing all about their awesome Coolest Projects experiences. This time, Jeroen has kindly shared his story with us. Jeroen was 15 when he attended the event…

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13/03/2018

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot In the run-up to Coolest Projects 2018, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from a selection of participants of last year’s event. This week, we heard from Krum, who was 8 years old when he attended Coolest Projects 2017 with his awesome project, FunMatics with mBot….

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06/03/2018

Coolest Projects: Amy and her mission to save the bees!

Coolest Projects: Amy and her mission to save the bees! At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of the Coolest Projects showcase last year: we’ve been lucky to hear from Amy, who attended the event with her project Amy’s Buzzy Hive. Amy has kindly shared with us her experience,…

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