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# coding - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

# coding - Friday 1 December, 2017

Are you a coder or a communicator? In today's world, doing both is key to success

There’s a divide in the workplace, writes Sheena Madden – and the most successful people will bridge it.

# coding - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Opinion: 'We don't need to teach computer science and coding in our schools'

Learning to code is not the answer. Learning to think is, writes Simon Lewis.

# coding - Friday 3 March, 2017

iTunes visionary praises Irish pledge to give all children access to arts and coding

Project to roll out free tuition in arts, drama, music and coding is attracting international attention.

# coding - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

A €500m investment yesterday and 300 jobs today - it's been a good week so far for Limerick

Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell-O’Connor welcomed the ‘significant announcement’.

# coding - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'You're opening doors for them' - The community that encourages kids to code is five today

Ever since its first session in Cork in 2011, CoderDojo is now operating in 66 countries across the world.

# coding - Monday 18 July, 2016

Kids may start learning how to code in primary school

Richard Bruton has written to the NCCA to ask if it can be put on the curriculum.

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Poll: Should children learn coding in primary school?

That’s a suggestion coming from the education minister.

# coding - Monday 3 August, 2015

Nothing to do this Bank Holiday evening? Learn how to code Javascript

Sure you’ve nothing else to be doing.

# coding - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Plot of Die Hard hidden in source code of Jeb Bush's website

Sure you do know him – George’s brother.

# coding - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Could coding in schools help solve a major problem in the sector?

The reasons for teaching it in schools goes far beyond just getting a job.

# coding - Thursday 30 April, 2015

The best time for a child to learn how to code? Wait until they're nine

Also, more than half of adults believe coding should be taught in primary and secondary schools.

# coding - Thursday 12 March, 2015

The BBC will give every 11-year-old in the UK this coding device

More than one million devices will be handed out in an attempt to address a “major skills shortage” in the UK.

# coding - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Want to learn to write code? Here's how...

Understanding how software is made is increasingly important (but it needn’t cost you the earth to learn).

# coding - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Weird Wide Web: A bloody game, a coding Taoiseach and the #1 porn video of all time

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# coding - Thursday 27 November, 2014

This 10-year-old has been teaching Enda a thing or two...

See what the Taoiseach’s been up to…

# coding - Sunday 16 November, 2014

So you want to learn how to code? Here's how to get started

It’s never been easier to start learning, and there are many free online resources to help you out.

# coding - Thursday 30 October, 2014

This 9-year-old Dubliner has been named the EU's Digital Girl of the Year

What were you doing when you were nine?

# coding - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Jordan Casey is expanding his tech start-up - right after he does his Junior Cert

We spoke with the 14-year-old CEO ahead of his appearance at the Web Summit.

# coding - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Ten more CoderDojo clubs are to be set up over next twelve months

The exact locations has yet to be set in stone, but it’s expected that some of them will be set up in Dublin, Kildare and Limerick.

# coding - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Opinion: I’m 15 years old and I've set up my own company – here's why

We can’t continue to just lament the shortage of highly skilled IT graduates; we need to re-think the way digital skills are taught in the classroom.

# coding - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Apple for dopes: 11 things to know about the new iPhone announcements Wwdc For Dopes

Apple for dopes: 11 things to know about the new iPhone announcements

Feeling like a bit of an Apple dummy? We’re here to help

# coding - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Students get chance to show off digital skills with launch of Future 8 Awards

The competition, which is open to children and teenagers aged 7 – 17, features eight categories and promises that each main prize will be a “money-can’t-buy experience.”

# coding - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?

A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.

# coding - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Dara Ó Briain battles Twitter criticism following comments about female comedians Dara O'Briain

Dara Ó Briain battles Twitter criticism following comments about female comedians

The comedian is clarifying comments he made about a BBC policy regarding men-only panel shows.

# coding - Saturday 22 February, 2014

A coding textbook for Irish secondary schools could be written in one day

The attempt is under way today at Facebook’s European HQ in Dublin as part of International Open Data Day.

# coding - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Waterford programmer Jordan Casey, 13, to address Californian conference

Casey is set to address over 4,000 delegates on the topic “Things I learned the hard way as a young CEO”.

# coding - Sunday 28 April, 2013

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever Junior Dragons This post contains videos

The 13-year-old who will make you feel like an underachiever

A junior version of Dragon’s Den will hear from Jordan Casey who has his own gaming company and started coding at age 9.

# coding - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

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Coder Dojo founder, aged 20, honoured at Web Summit

James Whelton has become the youngest ever social entrepreneur to be made a fellow of the Ashoka foundation.

# coding - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Facebook is testing a 'Want' button

Seven large businesses in the US are ‘testing’ the new product for the social media giant.

# coding - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Programmers sought for dream job on tropical island

If you love turquoise waters, white sand and writing code… then it’s time to dust off your CV.

# coding - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Column: How my school computer club turned into a worldwide movement

Cork teenager James Whelton set up CoderDojo to teach fellow students about computers – then watched it explode. He tells his story.