I’ve been watching with interest the CoderDojo events running in Cork for teens over the last month and I am therefore thrilled that they are now about to take place in Dublin starting the 27 August 2011.
They have secured a space in Google’s Montevetro building. They still need support in the form of donations including the loan of laptops for those Dojo attendees who can’t get access to one. They also need about 50 USB keys (1GB or above) so that they can have Ubuntu ready-to-go on USB keys rather than having to spend time installing Ubuntu and all the software on laptops.Coder Dojo is an environment where young people can meet similar minded peers, learn new skills, participate in various activities and learn about all the areas of IT. They provide a syllabus of various areas of programming (iPhone dev, Web dev, etc.) to be completed and rewarded with various levels of ability.
Check out their website and also register your youngster or explore how you can help. I’m hoping my 11 year old just might be interested in attending.