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CoderDojo Armagh 2014/15

CoderDojo Armagh 2014/15

CoderDojo is an international movement that aims to get young people involved in technology through informal, fun computer clubs hosted by volunteers in neutral venues. The AmmA Centre has been hosting CoderDojo Armagh as a fortnightly event for almost 3 years with 60+ young people registering and attending each workshop. The aim of each workshop is to provide young people with hands-on, practical experience of emerging technologies that they might not have access to at home or school. Areas of focus in the past have included game design, app development, 3D printing, virtual reality, electronics, robotics, programming drones and much more. The events are free and open to any young people aged between 8 and 18 subject to them completing online registration in advance of the event.

In the past, CoderDojo Armagh has had some remarkable success stories with participants having their work recognised regionally and nationally with Coolest Project Awards in Dublin and DCAL Claire’s Award in Belfast. #DojoConNI, a conference for mentors and parents associated with CoderDojo was hosted by AmmA. We also hosted the first CoderDojo summer bootcamp which run over 1 week providing 18 workshops and 300+ spaces to young people on series of cutting edge workshops led by specialists and industry professionals. Bootcamp culminated with Project Infinity which gave a group of 8 students the opportunity to design, build and launch a recoverable probe from the edge of space.

In 2014/15, CoderDojo will run every 2nd Saturday between 10.30am and 1pm with each session having an associated theme so that participants can earn themselves a digital badge in recognition of their work. More info about this can be found at www.ammacentre.org or www.coderdojoarmagh.com.

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The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


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