Coolest Projects

DCU My daughter has been in CoderDojo for more than 2 years but wasn’t sure what was involved in Coolest Projects so we decided to go to DCU on Jun 7th to see what it was all about.  After a busy few weeks of conferences that I was directly involved in, it was lovely to spend the day at an event as a tourist.  The icing on the cake was that it was a day out for just the two of us 🙂 After the opening ceremony, we got a chance to check out some of the more than 250 projects on show on the day.  As a Scratch fan and with a growing interest in the Makey Makey kit we made our way to the Scratch room first.   We saw lots of interesting ideas but I think our favourite project was ‘Are you smarter than a cat?’  It turns out that collectively we are (although, if truth be told, I’m not sure I would have been, without her help :))

Smarter Than A CatWe also went to a couple of the talks, which were more for me than her so I kept those to a minimum.  There were a lot of projects to see (250 in total across five categories – Scratch, Website, App, Mixed and Other) so we got to see lots of variety across the entries. Hopefully we’ll be back next year with an entry so she’ll get a chance to be part of the awards ceremony 🙂


We finished off the day as we started it, hanging around the DCU sign, except this time it was with Bianca Ní Ghrógain 🙂



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