CHILDREN from the Mid-West were among 40 Irish youngsters who took part in a unique showcase of high-tech computing skills led by the Cork non-profit organisation Coder Dojo in Brussels on Tuesday afternoon. The event was hosted by MEP Sean Kelly.
“Computer code is a universal language used across the EU and the world. Young EU citizens fluent in computer coding can drive the jobs, growth and innovation which will underpin Europe’s recovery and ensure Europe’s future economic success,” Mr Kelly said.
Founded by James Whelton and Bill Liao Coder Dojo aims to teach young people how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more through the use of Dojo ‘clubs’ and expert volunteers. CoderDojo’s increasing success has led to worldwide expansion plans.
Coder Dojo has a strong presence in the Mid-West with clubs across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/CoderDojoMidwest. The Coder Dojo club runs monthly in the Nenagh Arts Centre. To register to attend the next Nenagh Dojo on Wednesday, February 13th (5-7pm) please email firstname.lastname@example.org