Take a break coders – and enjoy the midterm break.
The Ninjas are gathering their thoughts and filling out entry forms for the innovation week competition.
Thanks to Scott for telling us about MS HoloLens check out http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us
This week we have been working on how to use an if statement – e.g. If U PRACTICE really hard Then you will become a better programmer – next week you can check in to see the results of this work.
Liam called to see what the Ninja’s are doing and how to start a Coder Dojo – lucky for him CIT are running a workshop next Wednesday to help him – if your curious then sign up to see more !https://coderdojo.com/news/2015/02/02/coderdojo-workshop-in-the-rubicon-centre-cit-cork-ireland/
Till next week 😉
We are looking for CoderDojo mentors with any level of experience to join us for a workshop to share their experiences. If you have some time next Wednesday we would love to spend the morning and have lunch with you.
The HTML room learned about Google’s new virtual reality kit – who knew you could do that with cardboard https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/index.html
Dara showed all the ninjas a demo of app inventor http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ – Thanks Dara!!!
We discussed the various browsers out there Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari
The innovation week competition is coming as CIT prepares for a week of activities in March. The coders will be coding furiously to win some prizes. Get your thinking hats on!
HTML room this week….
The Ninjas this week discussed did some work with
- HTML to create a table and display it on a page
- How we could use GitHub to store our code
- The theory of 10,000 hours practice – Practice makes perfect!!!!
Aoife and Zainib brought their poster and prototype to each room to explain their BT Young Scientists project. The girls had created a prototype wrist band which would vibrate when a smoke alarm was activated. This product is designed for those who are deaf and hard of hearing. There was great interest from coders and parents. We congratulate the girls and their CoderDojo mentor JeanMichel Rubillion.
Welcome back to CoderDojo All.
We had a special Christmas party for the end of CoderDojo 2014. This was part of the Hour of Code global coding movement. If you have never coded before you will love the this hour of code website which gives you free resources
Some of the photos below features girls and boys coding the ‘Frozen Characters’ to move around. It doesn’t feel like coding even though all the children and teenagers are learning key programming skills. The coders were from age 6-17 (Even the 17 year olds did the frozen coding challenge!) Try it yourself, nothing to download, just click!
The kids and adults all had pizza and cake afterwards and there were attempts at Christmas classics and some 1980’s pop hit by the enthusiastic singers (you know who you are!). Thanks to the Lopez- Steffensen family for providing the chocolate cake. We will miss you over the next few months but hope you will join us again after your travels.
Thanks to Linda O’Sullivan, Lecturer in Computing, and Tim Horgan, Head of Computing for organising the whole evening with all the computer laboratory access. It was a great evening.
Finally best of luck to Aoife and Zainib who are developing their Young Scientist entry with Jean Michel Rubillion. We will be rooting for you in January.
See all the rest of the coders in January. We will be back on January 16th.