Congratulations to over 100 CoderDojo Athenry ninjas who earned belts on 28 May 2016!


Congratulations to all of our ninjas of CoderDojo Athenry who earned belts on Saturday 28 May and then joined in our party with pizza and chips.

Here are some photos of the day, posted on our Facebook page:

We awarded a total of 102 belts to young people who have mastered a wide range of programming technologies:

  • White belts for being actively involved in the dojo: 10
  • Scratch Beginners: 34 yellow belts
  • Scratch Advanced: 7 yellow and 21 blue belts
  • App Inventor: 3 blue belts
  • Raspberry Pi: 4 blue belts and 1 orange belt
  • Minecraft JavaScript: 7 green belts
  • Unity C#: 1 yellow, 5 green and 9 orange belts

Well done, everyone! We are very proud of you all.

We are very grateful to our supporters –thanks to them and all of the time given for free by our mentors, CoderDojo Athenry is entirely free of cost for all of our participants:

  • Clarin College Athenry and its principal Ciaran Folan, for generously hosting us every week and providing sponsorship towards our belts
  • The Galway-Roscommon Education & Training Board, for an annual youth club grant
  • Medtronic for a Volunteering Grant via mentor Declan Fox, recognising the many hours he puts into CoderDojo Athenry.

And we are very grateful to our special guests from this year: Niall of Colmac Robotics, Chris Tierney with his drone, and Brenda, Donovan and John Romero.

CoderDojo Athenry is now closed for the summer and will resume around mid September. We will notify you all by email when it is restarting.

Have a great Summer!

Michael and the CoderDojo Athenry mentors.