Dillon develops a ‘Digital passport’ for the Wild Atlantic Way

Young coder and mountaineer Dillon Lynch was recognised at the Outsider Awards Ceremony for being the youngest person ever to complete the 32 County High Point Challenge, which he chronicled on a custom-made website.

Ahead of Coolest Projects International, the 11-year-old from Mallow, Co. Cork, has taken on a new technical challenge.

His new website project, called the Wild Atlantic Way Digital Passport, helps others track their outdoor pursuits: the website “uses GPS to verify that the user is at one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s 156 Discovery Points, and allows them to log it on their own personal digital passport account.”

Speaking about what inspired this project, he said: “I was using something similar for logging mountains, and thought it would be a great idea to make a system to digitally record visits to different tourist locations.”

He is busy working to complete this big project, saying: “I started the project around December, and I am still working on it. For the last month, I have been spending at least 2 and a half hours a day on it.”

Most of all though, he is looking forward to meeting other young people who share his love for technology. “I applied for Coolest Projects because I think it is a great competition. I am really looking forward to meeting like-minded people and seeing other people’s super cool projects.”

Come and Play this May at Coolest Projects International

This year’s event will take place in the RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland on 5 May 2019.

There is still time to avail of your free tickets for a family fun day of project showcases, talks, workshops and entertainment for kids who love technology!

To register, book tickets here.