Welcome!

Hi there from all of us at CoderDojoGalwayCity!

We are delighted to announce that the new season of CoderDojoGalwayCity will be starting on September 16th.

Just to repeat my earlier email:

If you are a parent wondering if your child has a place in the dojo – fear not.  This email confirms it!

If you have offered to volunteer at the dojo – THANK YOU!!!

If, on the other hand, you do not wish to receive these emails – please let me know and I will unsubscribe you.

In addition we are still looking for volunteers for all our classes.  Please email me if you can help or even talk to the mentor at the first class if you are a sidekick and can offer assistance.

Our new website is now live – check it out!

You will find information on the times and locations of all the classes.  You will also get a flavour of what is involved in each class and what you are required to bring.

You can register on the website and there is also a handy dojo calender.

I have to thank especially Triona Mac Giolla Ri and Robert Madden at Aro Digital for spending so much time getting the site up and running! THANK YOU

Please note that classes are for children between 8 and 18.

All children under 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the dojo sessions.

If you are still not sure what your ninja should be doing next Saturday here is a my take on it:

Never done coding – go to Beginners Scratch either 9.30am or 1pm.

Done some coding – go to Advanced Scratch

Had enough of Scratch (or a teenager and too cool for Scratch) – Interested in game design – go to Blender

Interested in web design – go to HTML/Javascript/Web programming

Interested in tinkering – go to Digital Makers

There will be some movement between the latter sessions for the first few weeks however the Blender, HTML and Digital maker courses are potentially a year long and there may not be the opportunity to join the class after the first 3 weeks.

Feel free to circulate this email to encourage others to join!

Osu!

Karl Sweeney