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Tullamore Coder Dojo launches virtual classroom for budding coders

Now that most of us are now confined to our homes, many parents are looking for ways to entertain and educate their young ones. Cue: Tullamore Coder Dojo who have launched their own virtual classroom experience to help parents along.

‘Tullamore is pulling together through this pandemic, but there are gaps as regards clubs and groups meeting,’ Patrick O’Briain, secretary of the Dojo tells me.

‘A lot of kids who would normally have come to our classes who obviously now cannot, we want to support them and to give their parents a bit of a break too.  We’ve set up an Education Centre, and parents will be able to sign their kid up through that. There was a lot of work put into the development of the material we will be using to make them interesting and easy to understand.’

Starting from Thursday, April 9th, the Tullamore Dojo will be hosting coding tutorials and projects. Anyone interested can sign up through their Education Centre here. This CoderDoJo has been in existence since 2013 and was one of the first coding clubs.

The virtual classroom is free of charge during the present circumstances and it will have projects on HTML, Scratch and other coding languages. It is suitable for children between the ages of 8-16.  This will be something that will be of interest to anyone who may wish to improve or build up their skills.

Looking for more virtual experiences? Check out Dr. Dan Nickstrom’s Science at Home series, or why not get your kids to learn the ukulele.

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