The Board of CoderDojo Ireland are delighted to announce that Barbara Hegarty has commenced work as CoderDojo Ireland National Co-ordinator, a position created with funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
Barbara will help grow CoderDojo in Ireland by supporting existing Dojos, helping to set up new Dojos, and developing corporate partnerships.
Additionally, she will organise regular regional Mentor meet-ups and support the volunteers co-ordinating MegaDojos in Ireland. MegaDojo.ie aims to introduce 1024 kids to code in one location as part of a series of annual community-led events, with 7+ events planned for later in 2018.
Liaising and collaborating with CoderDojo Foundation, the global arm of CoderDojo, Barbara will implement a plan to further develop and support the CoderDojo Community in Ireland.
Barbara has been a Mentor at CoderDojoBCO@Quest, Cork, since 2013. With vast experience in IT, software development and technology support, she is well placed to assist CoderDojo Ireland in achieving our objective of “Using code to light a spark, empowering the next generation of creators”.