Dundalk Institute of Technology Continues its Push to Promote Computing in the North East by Starting CoderDojo Dundalk

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is to start a branch of the CoderDojo initiative in Dundalk. This free initiative is aimed at students from 8 to 18 and will provide an introduction to many different areas within the field of computing.

This June 16th, Dundalk Institute of Technology's computing department will hold the first meeting of the CoderDojo Dundalk branch. This free-to-attend club is aimed at students aged 8-18 with an interest in learning about computing.

CoderDojo is a home-grown initiative started to promote computing at primary and secondary levels. A CoderDojo is a computing club that meets regularly and teaches young people computing skills, as well as informing them about what computing means in the real world. With the help of DkIT, CoderDojo Drogheda started late last year, and has attracted a great deal of interest not only from young people in Drogheda but also from all over the North East of the country, with people travelling from Dundalk, Newry, Monaghan and even Cavan to attend. CoderDojo Drogheda continuously attracts 70+ new and returning members to each meeting, with demand for tickets becoming extremely high.

Now, DkIT are helping to start another CoderDojo to promote computing within Dundalk and the surrounding area. This Dojo will run in DkIT's P.J. Carroll building on Saturdays, and attendance is completely free. If anyone is interested in getting further information or putting their name down for a spot, they can email Dundalk@coderdojo.com or can contact Michelle Graham using the contact information at the bottom of this sheet.

Contact:

Michelle Graham, I.T. Retention & Recruitment Officer,

Dundalk Institute of Technology,

(042) – 9370 289

michelle.graham@dkit.ie