Computer coding technology was introduced to the youth of Valentia and nearby with the launching of classes at the Valentia Island Resource and Childcare Centre on November 11. Classes will proceed from now onwards at the Centre every Monday night from 6 - 8 p.m. and will continue to the middle of June.
The classes are free of charge with the costs being covered by Mimic Global and the Kerry Co. Enterprise Board with help coming also from the Valentia Island Development Company. The classes will coincide with Computer Science Education Week from December 8-15.
The classes are being taught by Karen O'Connell and 30 young people are currently registered. Karen is the wife of Colm O'Connell, who is the son of Anthony and Frances of Cracow, Valentia and Parteen, Co. Clare.
CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led movement orientated around running free, not-for-profit, computer coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. At Dojos, young people aged 5-17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programmes, games and more.
Good luck to Karen and her pupils in this new and exciting venture.