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Wolfram Insider for Education, Issue 4, 2015

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Call for CoderDojo programme mentors

CoderDojo is a non-profit volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people. At a Dojo, young people between 7 and 17 learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology! There is a focus on community, peer learning and self led learning with an emphasis on helping others and showing how coding is a force for change in the world! Dojos are usually held on the weekend but some are run during the week like the Croke Park CoderDojo.

As you can imagine the popularity of CoderDojo has grown massively. As of March this year there are over 345 Dojos either actively running or in planning in 38 countries that reach over 12,000 children a month. At the moment, the demand for places at a CoderDojo exceeds some Dojos capacity to provide them and as a result we are looking for mentors.

We were wondering if you could send out a CoderDojo mentor call to the Trinity College student population, who have some coding knowledge and would like to improve their coding ability and add CoderDojo mentoring to their list of skills.

Why Volunteer / Mentor?

From Mentoring students will learn several new skills and practical experience to add to their CV:

Communication Skills
– Improved from their interaction with mentors and young people.

Networking
– Giving them the opportunity to meet and develop contacts with IT professionals.

Develop Programming Skills

– When mentoring they will be challenged technically as each Dojo covers several topics. This will improve their current skills and help them develop new ones.

Local Community and Youth Work

– Mentoring will give them experience working with young people while helping out  and giving back to their local community.

Any students or staff who would like to mentor at a CoderDojo can find and contact their local Dojo by searching via our Dojo listing website:

http://zen.coderdojo.com/

Or if you have any questions about getting involved you can contact us directly:

info@coderdojo.com

Please note: That CoderDojo best practice encourages that all CoderDojo volunteers and mentors undergo a Garda vetting background check. This can be done via the Dojos local volunteer centre.

Last chance for a Microsoft StudySmart session

Microsoft StudySmart session- Excel

An information session designed to enchance your knowledge and use of Excel. Everything you need to know about charts, formulae, and pivot tables to finally master those dreaded spreadsheets.

Date & Time: Thurs, 22nd November, 1-2pm
Location: RM EE3, Hamilton Building
Register online: http://campus.ie/studysmart

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Students can now use their TCD login credentials to access myunidays.com

You can now use your TCD username and network login password to get discounts at a wide range of shops online via myunidays.com.  Follow these instructions to get started.

IS Services

 

Disposal of computer equipment

Are you replacing computers in your office or lab this summer?

Don’t forget to check the College policy on disposal of computer equipment and media at:

http://isservices.tcd.ie/assets/doc/general_local/disposal_policy.pdf

If you need help with your data please contact the IS Services Helpdesk.