CoderDojo set for its Portlaoise debut

Portlaoise set to welcome CoderDojo
CoderDojo, the worldwide computer coding phenomenon for young people, is set to makes its Portlaoise debut!

CoderDojo, the worldwide computer coding phenomenon for young people, is set to makes its Portlaoise debut!

ConderDojo is a movement of free computer coding clubs which provides regular coding sessions for young people. The CoderDojo Portlaoise club aims to cater for children aged from 8 to 18.

Before children can get coding, mentors are needed. Each dojo needs mentors with computer coding/programming skills to volunteer to encourage young people to code. Mentors and volunteers are the driving force behind CoderDojo.

Denis Duggan of CoderDojo in Birr is helping to set up the Portlaoise club. He says there are hundreds of people in Portlaoise and the surrounding area working in computer-related roles many with programming experience.

“I would ask these people to consider volunteering 3-4 hours a week as a mentor in the CoderDojo Portlaoise. A CoderDojo in Portlaoise is the next natural step given the phenomenal success of the club in Portarlington,” he said..

An information evening will take place in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, tonight, Tuesday, December 10, at 7pm for anyone interested in mentoring, enrolling their children or volunteering in any capacity. To reserve you place at the information evening, please register online at http://CoderdojoPortlaoise.eventbrite.com/

CoderDojo is a great way to introduce young people to the fun of creating computer games, websites and smartphone apps. CoderDojo initiates their journey in the technology world.