James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)

Lauren Boyle speaking to Mary Moloney, Coderdojo, during the Web Summit for Schools Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

School-goers should not wait until they have graduated to set up a business, Marcus Segal, entrepreneur in residence at the Web Summit and former chie(...)

Attendees at last night’s event in Belfast,  part of the Web Summit

The Web Summit kicked off last night in Belfast with an event to help start-ups get warmed up ahead of the main summit in Dublin later this week. (...)

James Whelton: “There is a different culture building technology in the Middle East. We want to use methodologies that are more like Silicon Valley. But there are incredible opportunities in the Middle East.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

James Whelton, the co-founder of international coding clubhouse CoderDojo, has joined Triperna. com, a fast-growing Middle East travel booking site a(...)

A new initiative aimed at finding the brightest talent and young digital creators across Ireland and the UK has been unveiled by marketing platform Su(...)

Coder Dojo clubs are after-school or weekend get-togethers where basic programming and web development is taught, but the real success of the clubs is the philosophy of peer learning – students learning from each other in a sociable and creative environment.

The story of CoderDojo is well known: Cork teenager James Whelton set up a computer club in his school, spotted a gap for kids interested in co(...)

GameCraft, the series of one-day events which have been held around Ireland since February 2012, is set to branch out to both Britain and the United S(...)

EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding, with Minister for Justice Alan Shatter and   US attorney general Eric Holder in Dublin. Ms Reding said: “The Europeans won’t let this go. They want to know clearly what has really been going on.” Photograph:  Department of The Taoiseach via Getty Images

As the European Parliament sunk its teeth yesterday afternoon into the subject of US government surveillance activities – in particular new claims by (...)

Brendan O’Driscoll, co-founder of Soundwave, pitches at SXSW in Austin, Texas

“Bono predicted it, we built it and Steve Wozniak endorsed it” – Irish entrepreneur Brendan O’Driscoll about his new music-discovery app Soundwave whi(...)

CoderDojo founder James Whelton: has heard positive feedback from coding clubs set up to cater for children with special needs. photograph: cyril byrne

CoderDojo has done a lot to raise awareness of the more fun aspects of programming among Irish teenagers, but it has also found popularity amon(...)