Ever heard of a CoderDojo neither had I till a few months ago, but they seem to have really taken off in Ireland and it’s brilliant to see happening. For those unaware what they are :
CoderDojo is a global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology
There are more and more events happening each month not only in Ireland but all over the world so if you wanted to bring your child along there is an opportunity to do so. Not only that they are always looking for mentors, while that’s not me I know many of developers who are good at explaining how things are done in an easy way to understand. It’s meant to be fun and encouraging kids to learn how to develop.
The coderdojo Divas in Limerick is a new twist to the event, wanting more girls to take part as they noticed the numbers were a bit lower with girls, they have decided to run this event at the same time. I think it’s great and always looking to get more girls involved in technology if we need to tweak events we should do so! Best of luck to all of those involved. I wished these events were around when I was growing up…