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Inspired by Creativity

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects aims to encourage, celebrate and showcase creativity among members of the CoderDojo community. This event is all about the members and is a celebration of what they have achieved and created in their local Dojo. The event gives CoderDojo members the chance to show the community what they've been developing by registering their coolest projects for the event.

At CoderDojo we're all about cool and encouraging young people to showoff their cool ideas. So first and most importantly CoderDojo students will receive a special CoderDojo Coolest Project Belt for presenting their project at the event. This belt is recognition for everything they've learned and achieved in their CoderDojo during the past year.

This event is all about the participants and we have a great day of celebration lined up. In addition to inspirational talks by industry leaders, the event includes several workshops on relative tech topics such as how to build your own apps and more.

Rewarding skill

Every level is welcome and rewarded! Projects will be ranked for not only the complexity and usability of the project but also using a 'cool' factor assessment criteria, similar to the one rule of CoderDojo: “be cool!”. Projects across seven categories are invited:

  • Scratch
  • Websites
  • Apps
  • HTML Games
  • Advanced Languages
  • Enterprise
  • Other

Every project that is presented is cool, we're also looking to find the Coolest Project in each category. The projects will be judged on the following criteria:


So its now your turn to come up with an idea you are passionate about and want to develop.

Coolest Projects 2014

CoderDojo Ninjas from Dojos across Ireland and Europe came in their droves to DCU on the 7th and 8th of June to demo their cool and imaginative projects that they've been working on at their Dojos at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards. The Coolest Projects awards is all about encouraging CoderDojo participants, every attendee was awarded a super cool CoderDojo USB Belt for entering their projects! Prizes were also awarded to projects like a rebuilt Robot, an eCar charger locator app, and game for dyslexic young people, a camera selfie site and more!! Read all about it here.

2014 Winners

Websites Category

  • Overall winner: Ina Panayotova, Pulse of the People - interactive data visualization, CoderDojo Cork
  • Farm Recorder - Ciaran Flanagan, Claremorris CoderDojo
  • Marshmallow - Maciej Goszczycki, CoderDojo Science Gallery
  • The Kids Studio - Lauren Boyle, CoderDojo Bray

App Category

  • Overall Winner: ReCharge my eCar - Niamh Scanlon, DCU
  • Fix my Pothole App - John Ryan, Thurles CoderDojo
  • Classroom Auction App - Ciara Hogan, CoderDojo Girls DCU
  • Punchbag IT - Jeremy Rigney, Athlone CoderDojo

Other Category

  • Overall Winner: Camera Selfies - Harvey, CoderDojo Science Gallery
  • Ardalet - Ciadhla Mulloy, CoderDojo Bray
  • Project 126 - Albert, Karol and Kamil, Zambrów CoderDojo (Poland)
  • Galileo Robot - Thomas Carrigan, DCU CoderDojo

Mix Category (HTML Games, Enterprise, & Advanced Languages)

  • Overall Winner: Web Based Responsive Design - Adam Barry, Malahide CoderDojo
  • Alexis Ordinary Day by Team Pigasus - Luke Hamilton, Oisín Fitzgerald & Conor Bastible, Sligo CoderDojo
  • CheetahSpoke Store - Ben Herbert
  • Clash of Empires - Adrian and Raul, Timisoara CoderDojo (Romania)

Scratch Category

  • Overall Winner: The Showdown Western Game - Gavin Chapman, Ashbourne CoderDojo
  • Anti Bullying Quiz - Kathleen Maughan, Deansrath CoderDojo
  • Dyslexic Games - Sam & Thomas Curran, Wilmslow Dojo (UK)
  • Percy Jackson Quiz - Ronan Cassidy, Athlone CoderDojo

Overall International Project

  • Useless Box, a mechanically programmed box - Ugo Baroncini, Bologna CoderDojo (Italy)