Pictured is Maura Quinn, IoD Chief Executive with Bill Liao, Co-Founder, CoderDojo
Speaking this morning as part of the IoD Breakfast & Evening Briefing Series in Dublin, Bill Liao, Co-Founder of CoderDojo, called on the business community to support and facilitate the computer programming network and open its doors to CoderDojo.
The webcast for this event is now available.
“Ireland can be a centre of excellence for coding and businesses throughout Ireland can be a part of this global movement," said Bill Liao. "There is no area of business that is free of technology and by creating a space for CoderDojo within industry, collaborating and providing internships for young people, there is no limit to how much coding can produce for our economy and our society.”
Founded just four years ago in Cork, CoderDojo now operates in 62 countries worldwide. CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people, between 7 and 17, learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment. In addition to learning to code, attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to the possibilities of technology.
Within the CoderDojo Movement there is a focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding is a force for change in the world.
Find out more about CoderDojo
This breakfast event took place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin and the series is kindly sponsored by Grant Thornton.