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Friday 29 August 2014

Papers team up with CoderDojo

Published 01/04/2014 | 05:40

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Bill Liao, who is behind the computer movement CoderDojo

MORE than 50 local newspapers around Ireland are teaming up with the CoderDojo movement to help introduce children and teenagers to the world of computer coding.

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Each paper will carry news and updates from a CoderDojo in its area.

The Sligo Champion is getting involved.

This is a volunteer movement for young people between five and 17 years old.

They can learn how to computer code, develop websites, apps and more.

Volunteers in the community set up and run the Dojos, there are currently 125 in Ireland.

The initiative was established by Bill Liao, an entrepreneur based in Cork and student James Whelton.

Mr Liao said that the drive will transform Ireland into becoming a world leader in technology.

He added: "Every county, every little borough and parish will have access to a dojo and every kid will have a skill that others just won't have."

See www.coderdojo.com.

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