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When
13th - 15th
October 2017
Schedule and Timetables Coming Soon
Where
CoderDojo Warrington
Beamont Collegiate Academy, Warrington WA2 8PX, UK

DojoCon2017 : Timetable & Schedule Information

Friday 13th October

  • 18:30-19:00 : arrival evening
  • 19:00-20:00 : lightning talks
  • 20:30-onwards : social option [*see note below]

Saturday 14th October

  • 09:00-10:00 : arrival & registration
  • 10:00-10:30 : opening keynote
  • 10:30-10:45 : the merger!
  • 11:00-11:45 : workshop sessions 1
  • 12:00-12:45 : workshop sessions 2
  • 13:00-14:00 : lunch
  • 14:00-14:45 : workshop sessions 3
  • 15:00-15:45 : workshop sessions 4
  • 16:00-16:45 : workshop sessions 5
  • 17:00-17:45 : closing keynote(s)
  • 18:00-onwards : social option [*see note below]

Sunday 15th October

  • 10:00-13:00 : MEGA DOJO !!!!

Note: There are a number of good value restaurants and pubs in the area for evening meals and socialising on either the Friday or Saturday – we’ll be giving you some more information on local eateries when you arrive! Drinks will be available at the Friday welcome evening/Lightning Talks. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided on Saturday (we’ll be sending out the menus shortly!), and there will be a light breakfast option for those staying for the Mega Dojo on the Sunday.

If you have any specific queries please do email us at dojocon2017@coderdojo.com … we will get back to you as soon as we can even though it’s quite a busy week for us as you can imagine!!

We look forward to seeing you at DojoCon!

About DojoCon

DojoCon is the annual global CoderDojo conference for the community who make Dojos possible. The official annual event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the generous people who are a the core of the movement.  At the DojoCon conference, ideas are shared both from within the movement and from industry leaders through keynote talks and through workshops to develop new ways to inspire at CoderDojo. You can read all about the past DojoCon events here. Each year the host of DojoCon is selected after a tender process open to all Dojos.



2012 – CoderDojo Limerick

2013 – CoderDojo Drogheda

2014 – CoderDojo Sligo

2015 – CoderDojo Derry

2016 – CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire

DojoCon2017 : Travel & Accommodation Information

– Address for the DojoCon 2017 VENUE:

Beamont Collegiate Academy (BCA), Long Lane, Warrington, UK, WA2 8PX http://bca.warrington.ac.uk/

– Travel options from MANCHESTER AIRPORT:

For trains, buses, public transport, and taxi hire …
https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Manchester-Airport-MAN/Beamont-Collegiate-Academy

(Uber-X estimated cost approximately £27-37)

(Google “airport transfer Manchester Airport Warrington” – there are plenty of pre-booking and minibus options!)

– Travel options from LIVERPOOL (JOHN LENNON) AIRPORT:

For trains, buses, public transport, and taxi hire …
https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Liverpool-Airport-LPL/Beamont-Collegiate-Academy

(Uber-X estimated cost approximately £25-35)

(Google “airport transfer Liverpool Airport Warrington” – there are plenty of pre-booking and minibus options!)

– Travelling by RAIL:

Nearest station is Warrington Bank Quay

– Travelling by CAR:

Sat Nav WA2 8PX, nearest motorway junction is M62 Jn 9

– Local HOTELS (all approximately £50-60 per night):

Premier Inn – Warrington Central (11 minute drive/taxi to BCA)
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/cheshire/warrington/warrington-centre.html

Premier Inn – Warrington Central North (5 minute walk to BCA)
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/cheshire/warrington/warrington-central-north.html

Premier Inn – Warrington M62 Jn9 (6 minute drive/taxi to BCA)
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/cheshire/warrington/warrington-a49m62j9.html

Premier Inn – Warrington North East (7 minute drive/taxi to BCA)
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/cheshire/warrington/warrington-north-east.html

Village Inn – Warrington Central (11 minute drive/taxi to BCA)
https://www.village-hotels.co.uk/hotels/warrington/

(Note that only a very limited number of AirBnB options exist around Warrington!)

– Other information:

There are a number of good value restaurants and pubs in the area for evening meals and socialising on either the Friday or Saturday – we’ll be giving you some more information on local eateries when you arrive!

Drinks will be available at the Friday welcome evening/Lightning Talks. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided on Saturday (we’ll be sending out the menus shortly!), and there will be a light breakfast option for those staying for the Mega Dojo on the Sunday.

If you have any specific queries please do email us at dojocon2017@coderdojo.com … we will get back to you as soon as we can even though it’s quite a busy week for us as you can imagine!!

We look forward to seeing you at DojoCon!


DOJOCON 2017 WILL START IN


DojoCon 2017 Team

Meet the team behind this years DojoCon.


Maker Workshops


Bringing your creativity to life designing and making an e-Textile monster. What is E-Textiles? Popular with girls at our Dojo, it’s a good way to link creativity and technology.
Duration45 mins
Led byJane turner
Leader ProfileJane is an art and technology teacher at BCA. She is also a Dojo volunteer.
Format20 attendees per session 
How can 3D printing inspire your ninjas? How to get started. What are the best value ways to buy a 3D printer? What software, how do I use it and can I get it for free?
Duration45 minutes
Led byFabLab Warrington & iMakr
Leader ProfileFabLab Warrington is a full spec design and manufacture facility.
Format15 attendees per session
How can Laser cutting inspire your ninjas? How to get started. What are the best value ways to access a laser cutter? What software, how do I use it and can I get it for free?
Duration45 minutes
Led byFabLab Warrington & iMakr
Leader ProfileFabLab Warrington is a full spec design and manufacture facility.
Format10 attendees per session.
Creativity is good way to keep girls involved in our Dojo and they use digital media skills to manipulate and create images that they can wear.
Duration45 mins
Led byGeorge Russell and Joan Aspey
Leader ProfileJoan is an art and design teacher at the academy and also a volunteer at the Dojo.
Format10 attendees per session.

Hardware Workshops


Drones inspire kids to be involved in tech. The ability to code them gives our ninjas some technical insight into how they work.
Duration45 Mins
Led byMako Digital Arts
Leader ProfileMakoEducation deliver innovative workshops and projects in modern digital media, using the latest technologies, to inspire young people
Format5 attendees per session will get to code and fly one of several Parrot drones from their current range. 
Drones inspire kids to be involved in tech. The digital imagery possible is amazing and the technical applications are endless.
Duration45 minutes
Led byPhantom Flight School.
Leader ProfileFounder Alan Proto of Phantom Flight School is among the first people in the UK to complete his Theory Cert and Operations Manual for the CAA.
Format5 attendees per session.
Recreating traditional analogue playground games using some of the amazing features on a MicroBit
Duration45 mins
Led byRob Curran
Leader ProfileRob is Champion and Mentor at Wilmslow CoderDojo and has recently worked with the Microbit Foundation to get these devices out to all Dojo’s within the UK 
Format30 attendees per session
Hands on with LEGO robotics, try the code. How can developers and ninjas hack the robots and improve their coding skills.
Duration45 mins
Led byFabLab Warrington
Leader ProfileFabLab Warrington is a full spec design and manufacture facility. 
Format10 attendees per session.
Other InfoRobot Wars involves a certain level of cyber-violence. Please be aware!

Coding & Design Workshops


Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, and 3D printed models.
Duration45 mins
Led byAidy Burrows
Leader ProfileAidy works as a professional Environment Artist on titles such as ‘LEGO City Undercover’ & the ‘LEGO Movie’. He volunteers at his local Dojo.
Format5 attendees per session.
Drones inspire kids to be involved in tech. The ability to code them gives our ninjas some technical insight into how they work.
Duration45 mins
Led byMako Digital Arts
Leader ProfileMakoEducation deliver innovative workshops and projects in modern digital media, using the latest technologies, to inspire young people
Format5 attendees per session.
Create animated interactive 3D combat games and quests. An introductory hands-on workshop for mentors with little or no prior experience of this powerful software toolkit.
Duration45 mins
Led byJames Adams & Peter Wood
Leader ProfileJames is a youth mentor who regularly leads Kodu tracks at Dragon Hall, UCL Engineering and other London Dojos. Peter is co-founder of CoderDojo Ham based at Kingston University and is assisting James
Format12 attendees per session.

Community Talks


The past 5 years have seen coding become more mainstream than ever before thanks to initiatives such as CoderDojo and a revamped computing curriculum … but are we really reaching as many people as we could be?
Duration45 mins
Led byWill Coleman & Ben Mustill-Rose
Leader ProfileWe are #A11yhacks, a group trying to encourage blind / partially sighted children to start coding whilst spreading awareness of accessibility amongst sighted developers. In this session we’ll talk about what we’ve been doing, what we’d like to be doing moving forwards and what we’ve learnt on the way.
Format10 attendees per session.
If you've written HTML before you will have probably heard of alt text for images, but have you ever taken the time to test your website with an assistive technology such as a screen reader?
Duration45 mins
Led byCraig Tyers
Leader ProfileThis hands-on session will start with a crash course in how to use the free and open source NVDA screen reader followed by a web accessibility challenge designed to help sighted developers spot accessibility issues with their content. If there’s time you’ll have the chance to dive into some code and fix some issues yourself.
Format10 attendees per session.
Have you ever considered what problems an app could solve for someone who is blind? Most of us use a smartphone in a handful of ways every day to relax or get things done and realistically most of us are probably using the same apps to do it.
Duration45 mins
Led byWill Coleman & Ben Mustill-Rose
Leader ProfileIn this practical session we’ll be well and truly bursting your filter bubble by introducing you to a selection of apps that have been developed for the blind to solve various problems with varying degrees of success.
Format12 attendees per session.

DojoCon 2017 Location


Nearby Accommodation


Warrington Centre - Premier Inn
From £47.00 per night

Warrington Centre - Premier Inn

1430 Centre Park | Park Boulevard, WarringtonBook Now
Village Hotel Warrington
From £48.00 per night

Village Hotel Warrington

110 Centre Park Square, Warrington WA1 1QABook Now
Premier Inn – Warrington Central North
From £45.00 per night

Premier Inn – Warrington Central North

Winwick Road, Warrington WA2 8DBBook Now

Contact Us

We would love your feedback and community input. Send us some! 🙂


dojocon2017@coderdojo.com
Warrington WA2 8PX, United Kingdom
+353851088135
  • DATE

    October 13-15, 2017
  • LOCATION

    Warrington WA2 8PX, UK
  • EMAIL

    dojocon2017
    @coderdojo.com
  • SPEAKERS

    TBC

DojoCon Program Schedule (TBC)

Check out the different speaker sessions and workshops in this years programme.


Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 3

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 1-2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 1-2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 3

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 1

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 1-2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 3

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data. 4

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...
Robert Smith
CEO at Themeforest.net

E-business through inexpensive data.2

  45 minutes
  intermediate
Credibly unleash superior ideas rather than robust niches. Professionally conceptualize end-to-end e-commerce open-source quality vectors. Interactively embrace empowered growth strategies and standards...

Event List

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E – Textiles

Unleash your Creative Monster with E-Textiles

Bringing your creativity to life designing and making an e-Textile monster.

Popular with girls at our Dojo, it’s a good way to link creativity and technology.

Lead by Jane turner

T – Shirt Printing

Wear your Dojo with pride!

Get your creative skills printed onto a T-shirt

Creativity is good way to keep girls involved in our Dojo and they use digital media skills to manipulate and create images that they can wear.

Lead by George Russell and Joan Aspey

Workshop 3 (TBC)

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