CoderDojo Belfast June 2014 Belt Awards!

(Rear L-R) Niall Casey (Invest NI), Dr Jonathan Heggarty (Belfast Met), Prof Paul Hanna (University of Ulster) (Front L-R) CoderDojo Belt award winners – Maisie, Olivia, James & Daniel

(Rear L-R) Niall Casey (Invest NI), Dr Jonathan Heggarty (Belfast Met), Prof Paul Hanna (University of Ulster)
(Front L-R) CoderDojo Belt award winners – Maisie, Olivia, James & Daniel

On Saturday 7th June CoderDojo Belfast celebrated another successful year of developing young coders programming skills by awarding 70 belts to kids aged 6-16. The awards ceremony was attended by over 120 including CoderDojo Belfast young coders, their parents and representatives from those who support CoderDojo Belfast.

Professor Paul Hanna from the University of Ulster was our guest speaker and spoke about the importance of programming and the career prospects of those with programming skills.

Niall Casey from InvestNI, who sponsor the Dojo, presented the belts to the young coders.

CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running free not-for-profit coding clubs which teach young people to learn how to write computer code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more.

CoderDojo Belfast was founded by Belfast Metropolitan College in association with Momentum in April 2012 and makes development and coding fun and tries to make coding a sociable and rewarding experience which will hopefully encourage young people to pursue a career in ICT.

Further information on CoderDojo Belfast can be obtained from Peter Doherty, CoderDojo Belfast Champion and organizer by visiting www.coderdojobelfast.com or following us on twitter @CoderDojoBMC.

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