Monday, 9 January 2012

Young programmers prove Ireland is a rich source of talent

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Young programmers prove Ireland is a rich source of talent
Computer programming should be one of the most important subjects in schools. John Kennedy meets the young programmers who prove Ireland is a rich source of talent.


At a time when there are currently 5,000 vacancies in IT companies in Ireland, the Irish schools system needs to enshrine ICT skills as a core subject.

That's why it's both incredible and poignant that a voluntary movement that was born in Ireland during the summer is about to go international. Coder Dojo, the brainchild of 19-year-old entrepreneur and programmer James Whelton from Cork and tech entrepreneur Bill Liao, began as a Saturday morning club for kids to teach each other software programming.

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