CoderDojo Sligo – Returning November 1st 10.30am- 12 noon

Hello everyone!

We are delighted to be getting back to CoderDojo Sligo.  Please note we will be running at a new time from November 1st onwards.

The next CoderDojo Sligo session will now take place from 10.30am until 12 noon on November 1st.  We are still using the computer labs in the Engineering Block in IT Sligo.  (Turn left from reception, stay on the ground floor and labs are on the left)

Tickets will issue via Eventbrite on Monday Oct 27th at approximately 3pm and notification of their release (with link to same) will be made via our Twitter & Facebook accounts.  Demand for space is high and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please book your space early to avoid disappointment.  You must book your space in order to attend.

You will not be able to book a space after 4pm on Friday October 31st.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Enquiries for CoderDojo Sligo

We are very grateful to IT Sligo for their kind support of CoderDojo Sligo in allowing us to use their computer labs; however please be aware IT Sligo are not involved in the scheduling or organisation of CoderDojo Sligo.

All enquiries about CoderDojo Sligo need to be directed to sligodojo@gmail.com as there is no contact person in IT Sligo.

DojoCon 2014

CoderDojo Sligo proudly hosted #DojoCon2014 on October 3rd and 4th 2014 and what a weekend it was!  Check out the fantastic pictures below from Jordan Cummins Photography and even more on his Flickr feed.  Thanks Jordan 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to get a taste of what we did at #DojoCon2014 you can see lots of pictures on Flickr thanks to Jordan Cummins Photography.  We’ll have cool videos to follow from Laura Gaynor and if you want to catch up on what happened we’ll soon have all presentations available via YouTube!

Told you it was a weekend to remember 🙂

2014 Return Date – An Update

Mentors and the #DojoCon2014 team have been extremely busy this summer with preparations for the CoderDojo conference, DojoCon which has meant a delay in our return date.

Over the summer there has been an enormous increase in interest in attending CoderDojo Sligo and we have to recruit new mentors to cope with the increased demand as much as possible.   This will mean that sessions absolutely must be booked in advance via Eventbrite from our return on.  As ever booking your space is free and you will not need to print the ticket.

** Interest has increased to a level that we may not be in a position to have space for everyone so please don’t be disappointed if you can’t book a space.  If at first you don’t succeed ….

Do you know of anyone with a technical ability that would like to mentor at CoderDojo Sligo?  If you do we’d really like to hear from them and they can email us on sligodojo[at]gmail[dot]com where we can give them more information.

Current mentors have held meetings to plan out sessions and we hope to be in a position to provide details of a return date very shortly.

We’ll issue notification through both Facebook and Twitter of our return date and also links to the Eventbrite tickets as soon as they are available.  Please remember that tickets are limited each week relative to the number of mentors available for the session.

Thank You to all the volunteer mentors that have been with us this past few years, without their help CoderDojo Sligo would not be able to run.  We’d also like to especially thank those mentors that have been with us up until this year and wish them well in their future endeavours.

Stay tuned to Facebook & Twitter for further updates,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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