James Whelton

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James Whelton, James Cox and Paul Kenny of high-tech mattress startup Simba

Irish-founded ecommerce technology firm AYM Commerce has signed a deal with high-tech mattress startup Simba to expand its online selling in the Middl(...)

  CoderDojo Co-Founder James Whelton and 9-year-old coder Michael Comiskey: Beginning with one club in Cork in 2011, the open-access programming movement has grown to become a global network of 1,250 clubs across almost 70 countries. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Irish tech charity CoderDojo is to merge with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, maker of the world’s only €5 computer, in a move that will create the large(...)

11-year-old  Katie Reilly,  from Kimmage, Dublin,  with her Lego Mindstorms robot that solves  Rubik’s Cubes at CoderDojo’s Coolest Projects Awards  at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe/MediaConsult

A robot that completes the Rubik’s Cube, a personal safety tracker, an app to tell you how quickly racing pigeons move, a simulator that lets you fly (...)

Participants at Coder Dojo in the RDS enjoying the robotic entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Darragh Walsh flashes a small electronic tag against the back of his smartphone and begins to explain how his self-designed app allows people to ke(...)

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(...)

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