Month: October 2016

  • Is it true what they say about that ill wind?

    On the origins – and future – of guerilla CPD in Ireland.

  • #dojocon 2016 in Dun Laoghaire celebrates Coderdojo, and closes out #codeEU week in Ireland

    Thanks to Sandra Maguire and her team for a year of prep work leading to this year’s Dojocon in Dun Laoghaire. It was a pretty fantastic way to close out EU Code Week in Ireland. The venue  – the Marine Hotel – was lovely, as were both the weather, and the people who attended. Some […]

  • Skycadamy “blast off” being planned in Cloghans Hill NS

    It was a treat to be invited to Cloghans Hill NSW in Mayo during Code Week 2016, by Iseult Mangan and her students, to be part of their Skycademy launch (first in Ireland), and to be inducted into their team, alongside Hassan Dabbagh. Iseult explained the way things would go – all this winter the […]

  • Good Morning schools @CodeWeekEU   Good morning to all schools taking part in Code Week EU across Europe. We’re kicking off the school week in the STEAM room here in @LackenNS, County Cavan, Ireland with Grace Hopper nanoseconds, binary code bracelets and semiconductor circuits. Other schools and libraries all over the country will be joining in – already […]

  • #MathsMeetIE – a great addition.

    Pam O’Brien has done it again. Taken the Teachmeet format and morphed it to fill a need. She found a team (Neil Butler and me), a theme (Maths), a time (Friday night before Code Week EU kicked off; yes, Friday night – yes, we’re all a little cracked!), a place (LIT), sponsor (Microsoft, Twinkle, LIT), […]

  • #CodeEU week off to ‘Mega’ start today

    Ireland’s Code Week EU activities are off to a truly “Mega” start today.  In Limerick (Moylish Campus IT) almost 1000 ninjas and mentors get together for the 2nd annual Megadojo hosted by CoderDojo Limerick. In Dublin, DogPatch Labs hosts CoderGirlHackDay. And events are running in many places in between. Code Week will run thru the […]