Cancelled (14/02/2014)

Hi All,

Sorry for the late notice. We’re going to cancel CoderDojo BCO this evening (14/02/2014). The recent weather warning mean that travelling may be a risk that we don’t want you to take.

We’ll be back next week.

Warm Regards



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National Scratch Competition 2014

Registrations are now open for the National Scratch Competition 2014.

Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art – and share their creations on the web.

Using Scratch allows students to develop creative and critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills as they work collaboratively or individually on Scratch projects. In operation since 2010, the National Scratch Competition has established itself among both teachers and students as a leading platform and showcase for Ireland’s aspiring digital creators. Entrants numbers have risen steadily, with 683 team projects submitted by 1,245 individual students in 2013. Entry is open to individual students and groups of all ages.

How to enter:

1. Register your details now on
2. Design & create your project at a game, animation, story, simulation or music project.
3. Entries can only be accepted if they are accessible via the Scratch website at Offline projects must also be uploaded to this website also.
4. Once your project is complete, Upload your project URL and student details to enter the competition at

Dates to Remember:

Register your interest: Now!

Submit your entries by: 7th March 2014

National Finals: Friday 2nd of May 2014 – Dublin Castle

For more information visit

Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)

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Hi All,

Unfortunately due to a scheduling conflict CoderDojo will not take place this week @ CoderDojo BCO.
We’re really sorry for any inconvenience.
Have a great Christmas & we hope to see you all in the new year.

CoderDojo BCO Team

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Coderdojo BCO Calendar

Coderdojo BCO now runs every Friday evening except on the first Friday of every month when BCO runs an event.
To avoid any confusion about when the dojo is running we’ve created a google calender.

This will be updated when appropriate.
It will live here from now on.


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…and we’re back


Hi to all our BCO CoderDojo gang,
I hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer break.
We’re getting ready to begin CoderDojo BCO again. There are a few changes though.

1. We’re changing the day we run the dojo. We’re now going to run the dojo on Friday’s
2. We’re also changing the time. So the dojo will run from 17:00 -> 19:00
3. The dojo will take a break every 4th Friday (the first Friday of the month)

More details here:

We hope to see you all back and ready for a new challenge.

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Competition Time – Cisco Transatlantic CoderDojo Challenge 2013

Entry is now open for the Cisco Transatlantic CoderDojo Challenge 2013.
Closing date for completed entries Saturday, June 29th 2013

For more details check out:


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Well done Sarah!!!!

Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)

All at CoderDojo BCO wish to congratulate brightspark Sarah Brady.
Sarah recently won 1st prize in the Games Junior Category of 2013 Scratch Competition National Finals.

You can check out Sarah’s winning entry here.

Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT Dublin)

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Happy Star Wars Day!


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Transatlantic CoderDojo Challenge 2013

Transatlantic CoderDojo Challenge 2013, check out the details here.

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Irish Times CoderDojo

Excellent article in the Irish Times, check it out here.

Especially well done to our very own bright spark Ruth for her part.


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