CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards take place this weekend

Those in Dublin on June 13th will be able to drop into the RDS to see the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards, the largest kids coding competition in the world.

The competition will see more than 500 finalists from across Europe showcasing technological creations. The projects will range from apps and games to websites, robots, drones, and hacks that will make our lives run better.

Those participating will have the chance to win a Surface 3 device just by tweeting a selfie of their project to @MicrosoftIrl.

Microsoft, the official partner for the CoderDojo Foundation & Movement, will be providing demonstrations and tutorial sessions to introduce young visitors to the world of coding.

CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 offers CoderDojo youth aged 7 – 17 the chance to submit individual or group projects created using their creativity and skills with computer languages and hardware learnt at CoderDojo.

Previous winners of the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards include 10-year old Lauren Boyle (currently EU Digital Girl of the Year), Thomas Carrigan (robot creator), and 12-year old Niamh Scanlon, who last year built an app to allow users of electric cars find free charging points and see whether or not they are currently available.

You can see what the youth of Ireland and Europe has to offer this weekend in the RDS. The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards will be held on June 13th and is free to attend.

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