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Monday 18 February 2019

Meet Lexi Schoene (8) who likes annoying her sister when she's not working on her website

Lexi Schoene - pic: Mark Condren
Lexi Schoene - pic: Mark Condren business desk

She wants to be a chef when she grows up but for eight-year-old Lexi Schoene, it’s all about coding for the time being.

The second class student from Monkstown, Co Dublin, designed her own blog and website using HTML and coding skills she learned at her local CoderDojo club in Dun Laoghaire.

She now uses the website to blog about her daily life, which surprisingly, includes switching off from technology.

Even though she’s mad about computers and coding, her latest post is about attending a workshop for kids this summer about switching off their iphones and laptops and doing things that kids love doing, “like hanging out with my family, even my annoying little sister.”

She was a winner of CoderDojo's 'Coolest projects' with her site

She entered the blog/website category at this year's awards ceremony.

“I used the HTML and coding skills I learned at CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire to design my website using Wordpress,” said Lexi, who blogs on her life and interests across a range of platforms.

Joining Lexi at the launch were 11-year-old Dhruv Bhamidipati from Francis Street CBS, who created his website Dino-Know-It-All to educate people about dinosaurs, using HTML and CSS coding learned at The Docklands Dojo.

Also there was Harvey Brezina Conniffe (14) from The Warehouse Dojo in Dublin who has created an online editor that helps kids design their own website.

This year’s awards will be held at the RDS on Saturday, June 18 and are expected to attract more than 10,000 spectators to witness demonstrations of the apps, websites, animation, games and robots among this year’s submissions.

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