The theme of the dojo is Fintech and Digital as we develop projects relating to payments and fintech. The project will need participants with different skills including coding, project management, and digital communication (graphics, video & social media). For example, it takes one set of skills to set up a website or app, and then it takes a very different set of skills to generate content (text, graphics, animation & video) and publicise (via social media) the website or app. This dojo is targeted at coders 12 years and older.
11:15am: Welcome / Work to date / Plans / M1 Payments Corridor
Breanndán Casey, Innovation & Enterprise Manager, The Mill Enterprise Hub
11:25: Fintech Coderdojo, Next Stage in Project, Seeking new members
Alan Donegan, Fintech CoderDojo mentor
11:30: Launch of www.Bepaysmart.org
CoderDojo Team – Why & how they build website. Benefits & fun of participating in Fintech CoderDojo
11:50: https://www.makescentscard.com– How & Why, Story to date, Learning curve, Next steps.
Irish teenagers signed up to a new prepaid card service have spent over €100,000 in the last six months in 14,000 online and in-store purchases. Three teenagers are behind the ‘Makes Cents’ card for eight to 18-year-olds, which has seen over 3,000 accounts created since its inception last March. The card was created by three 16 year old students at Sacred Heart school Drogheda in partnership with Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) in Meath
‘Makes Cents Prepaid Teen cards allow Parents to monitor their Children’s expenses whilst also encouraging and teaching them to manage their money. The Makes Cents Card can be used like any debit card’
Makes Cents Team – Eva Barnett, Leah Keogh and Louisa Woods
12:10: Phase Innovate, https://phaseinnovate.com/galtech.html – Teenage Technologists & App developers. Overview of Apps developed
‘We inspire girls to develop interest and confidence in STEM through hands-on activities, participation in local, national and international challenges, and positive female role models. Our goal is to reduce the gender gap in STEM fields by empowering girls to create innovative solutions to advance equality in their communities and to prepare them for tech careers. The GalTech programmes are delivered nation-wide as afterschool programmes through the help of mentors and Garda vetted volunteers. Our goal is to prepare them for local, national and international STEM competitions’
Evelyn Namayo and team
12:25: Q&A / Refreshments