Young Edgeworthstown tech creator does Longford proud on world stage

Eleven years previous Niamh Brady, from Edgeworthstown, did Longford proud when her challenge was chosen by Limor Fried, founding father of New York primarily based Adafruit Industries, as one of many decide’s favorite entries on the current Coolest Project Awards.

This is the world’s main know-how honest for younger individuals.

775 younger tech creators from 39 international locations took half within the occasion which was held on-line this yr attributable to Covid-19.

Niamh wrote her ‘Mineblower’ recreation within the Python programming language.

Limor Fried’s firm title is a homage to laptop science pioneer Ada Lovelace and her firm’s purpose is to get extra individuals concerned in know-how, science and engineering.

This, it seems, is already taking place at CoderDojo Longford the place Niamh attends weekly coding periods.

As effectively as having a lot of tasks showcased at Coolest Projects and Niamh’s achievement, the membership celebrated one other out of this world success not too long ago. 

Seven groups from CoderDojo Longford wrote Python applications which have been run on a pc on the International Space Station.

Participating kids obtained certificates from the Space Station together with a map exhibiting the place the Space Station was when their code was run.

CoderDojo Longford holds weekly periods, throughout time period time, from 3-5pm, Saturdays at The Attic House.

Participants can discover ways to code, develop web sites, create an app or a recreation and discover know-how in an off-the-cuff, artistic and social setting.

Peer to see studying is strongly inspired and a voluntary present and inform session helps construct presentation abilities. 

Young individuals between 7 and 17 wishing to attend can apply for a free ticket by means of Eventbrite.

For additional data on when periods recommence control the CoderDojo Longford Facebook web page or e-mail CoderDojoLongford@gmail.com.

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