Expert sponsorship for Birr Coder Dojo

Birr Coder Dojo recently received generous sponsorship from Expert Electrical Tullamore. Coder Dojo is a free computer programming club for children aged between 8 and 18. The dojo meets every Wednesday in Birr Technology Centre where children learn the basics of programming.

Birr Coder Dojo recently received generous sponsorship from Expert Electrical Tullamore. Coder Dojo is a free computer programming club for children aged between 8 and 18. The dojo meets every Wednesday in Birr Technology Centre where children learn the basics of programming.

Beginners are taught in a programming environment called Scratch which was specially designed for children in the American school system. Older children in Birr Coder Dojo are learning HTML, one of the website development languages. They are learning Javascript and Python, two other languages. At Coder Dojo Birr, children also participate in other activities such as a Young Scientist, Lego Robotics, game animation, and much more.

Speaking on receiving the Expert Electrical Tullamore sponsorship, Deardriu Lally said “We are delighted and very grateful to Expert Electrical Tullamore for this very kind technology sponsorship. Expert Electrical Tullamore has been very supportive of Coder Dojo Birr in the past with previous Christmas raffle spot prize sponsorship also.”

Ms. Lally continued saying, “Thanks to Expert Electrical Tullamore, we now have a new printer, which will able us to operate and run our Dojo to the highest standards. It will enable us to continue to provide a free, voluntary and child friendly computer programming club.

“We are hugely grateful to all our sponsors in Coder Dojo Birr, especially to Offaly County Enterprise Board, Shannon Development, Expert Electrical Tullamore, Nueda, Dropbox, Microsoft, and PCH International,” she concluded.