We are delighted to present the CoderDojo Annual Report for 2015. In 2015 we undertook many large projects such as the redevelopment of Zen, the re-imagination and expansion of CoderDojo Sushi series and the CoderDojo Child Protection Project for Ireland. In the Annual Report we are happy to report on a successful first year into our CoderDojo strategy which covers 2015 and 2016.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, supporters and Ninjas who help us achieve all of this success. We can’t wait to achieve and deliver more success alongside you in future years!
Well done to all the CoderDojo ninjas who participated in The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards on Saturday!
We know you all worked hard to develop your ideas and create your projects for the Awards. You were all great presenting your projects to both the judges and public alike, so well done!
Below we have the list of winners and runners up in each category. You can see photos of those who were awarded prizes here. We will be adding more photos covering all aspects of the event throughout the week.
Well done again to all involved! It was wonderful to see the work ninjas are doing in their Dojos both in Ireland and in Dojos around Europe. We hope you were inspired by the projects on show and look forward to seeing what you will all create for Coolest Projects 2017!
See below the plan for the next few weeks before our final event of the year, the Coolest Projects in Dublin on Saturday 13 June 2013.
Remember the 10 May 2015 deadline is just to Register your project idea, you can still work on your project right up until Saturday 13th June as judging will take place on the day. You must be available to present your project in the RDS on the day.
At our next Coder Dojo meeting on the 24th January IBMer Zoryana Tischenko, a Software Engineer (and Coder Dojo Mentor) based at the IBM Technology Campus in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 will introduce, the Ninjas to Bluemix.
Bluemix (https://ibm.biz/bluemix4kids) is an incredible tool. It takes away the barriers of not having appropriate infrastructure for all the latest Tech (including Internet of Things, Big Data, Watson and many more). Your Ninjas have access to this now. Imagine where it will bring them to? What will they create? What kind of opportunities they will unfold?
I can’t stress you enough how powerful the knowledge of Bluemix will be for the Ninjas. The opportunities are limitless – Zoryana Tischenko, Software Engineer (and CoderDojo Mentor), IBM
Whatever the Ninjas create using Bluemix – they deploy it live right away! they have a link to their app that they can share with anyone to show their app – and you know that they love to show their work to friends and family! no need for domains or hosting, it is all in Bluemix and deployment is easy, once you know how! Ninjas will hack away with Bluemix, together with help from an IBMer they will use the simple Node.js activity to create a very simple web page. They do not need to know Node.js – it is an introduction activity (they will know some Node.js after the activity!). This activity will be suitable to Nijas who had tried HTML already, or spent a good while on Scratch and now wants to get into raw coding.