We’re inviting young people from across the Midwest (and beyond) to join us for a day of technology-based fun in Limerick Institute of Technology. We’re looking for 1024 kids to take part. We’ll have coding workshops, demos from companies (big and small) and tech talks. And it’s all FREE!

We will be running beginner and intermediate Scratch workshops for the younger attendees along with programming, web development and hardware workshops for the older age groups. These are aimed across the skill levels, so both newcomers to coding as well as existing CoderDojo attendees will find a workshop to suit on the day. (See Booking Below)

We’ll also have several guest speakers on the day taking about topics such as Game Development, Data, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence. While all that’s going on, there will be a tech showcase featuring tech companies showing off their cool tech and how they use it everyday.

It promises to be a great family day 🙂

Limerick News:

Minister launches worlds largest ever free youth coding event.

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We need your help to make MegaDojo a success!

A MegaDojo is a large-scale technology fun day which brings together young people from several Dojos in the region as well as those who have no experience of CoderDojo. In particular, we are trying to reach kids who might not be in a position to regularly attend a Dojo. Our aim is to inspire young ...

 

Workshops:


We will have four sessions over the day at 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm & 3.30pm . At the next stage, you will be able to select a workshop followed by a timeslot per person from the selection listed below. If your required workshop is greyed out in the session you are booking this means it is booked out and you will need to try another session.

Beginners Scratch
Learn how to program your own basic games and animations – Choose this workshop if you have never used the Scratch programming environment before.

Intermediate Scratch
Learn how to program more advanced games and animations – Choose this workshop if you have used the Scratch programming environment before.

Beginners Web Design
Learn how to create your first website using HTML.

Intermediate Web Design
Learn how to make a website interactive using HTML and Javascript.

Java
Java is one of the world’s most popular programming languages and is the backbone of many of the programmes you use every day. Learn how to write your first Java programme.

Python
Python is one of the easiest programming languages for a beginner to learn. Master the basics and create a simple game.

Beginners Internet of Things
Learn how to program your own basic Internet of Things applications using micro:bit (morning sessions) or Raspberry PiTops (afternoon sessions).

Intermediate Internet of Things
Learn how to program more advanced Internet of Things applications using Arduino.

Blender
Blender is an open-source software package for creating high-quality 3D graphics and animations for Video Editing and Game Creation.

Unity:
Ever wanted to learn about Games Development? Unity is a popular tool for creating 2D and 3D games across a number of platforms. It has been used to create games such as Temple Run, Angry Birds and Pokemon Go!

Booking:


Entrance & Parking:

The carparks at the rear of LIT will be open for parking all day.