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New Year, New Dojo, New Platform

@FarsetDojo is changing; we’re skipping December and moving from Eventbrite to Zen; restarting on the 25th of January, running every fortnight.

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Farset Dojo 2017 Term

Farset Dojo is back this Friday from 6pm to 8pm, and will be continuing on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month until the end of August.

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Free Workshop for Secondary Teachers: Introduction to BBC micro:bit

Interested in getting hands experiences on with the BBC micro:bit, due to land in the hands of every Year 8 student in the summer term? Now’s your chance! Farset Labs will be running a free, hands on “Getting started with the BBC micro:bit” Computing at Schools Northern Ireland Hub workshop on the 10th March 2016 […]

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#BBCMakeItDigital Connected Home Roadshow

We’re partnering with @BBCNIreland to deliver a Connected Home Roadshow as part of @NISciFest! What is it? If you like the thought of controlling your lights from the comfort of your armchair, a coffee pot that tells you how much is left or plants that water themselves, then don’t miss BBC Make It Digital’s Connected […]

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CoderDojo Back for Autumn 2015 Term

This Friday (2nd) at 17:30, the Dojo is back. Info for Kids/Parents CoderDojo is a movement orientated around running not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for young people. At CoderDojo, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more.  In addition to learning to code, members meet like minded people, show off […]

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Farset Outreach 2015/16 – Call for mentors

TL;DR Want to support outreach and education activities at Farset Labs, or just get voluntary sector experience? Sign Up Here! After a long summer hiatus, CoderDojo is relaunching at Farset Labs, under old management on Friday the 2nd of October from 17:30 to 19:30. We’re also unveiling separate FarsetDojo Twitter and Facebook pages where we’ll be sharing […]

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Getting kids excited about Computer Science in Northern Ireland

The following is a combined position paper and call-to-action for a project that many of us have been working on behind the scenes for a long time now, especially Andrew Mulholland who’s taken over the operation of the Raspberry Jam programme. Andrew and I collaborated on this document to put forward our plans for a […]

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Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam 5 (EU Code week)

On Saturday 11th October, 15 kids and their parents turned up at Farset Labs for the 5th Northern Ireland Raspberry Jam as part of EU Code week. The kids worked through a number of challenges, the main being building their own reaction timer game using ScratchGPIO, a breadboard and a number of components. We also […]

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New Year, New Dojo

We are excited to announce that Coderdojo will be starting up again on the Friday the 24th of January. All the dates for Coderdojo until Easter are now on the Eventbrite ready for you to book your place. As you maybe aware last year we did survey asking for your opinion on Coderdojo. The results […]

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Raspberry Jam Round-up

For any visionary, dreamer or hapless idiot trying to drive societal change, there can be few things more vindicating than the sight of school-age kids teaching adults how to do things. I wandered into our Raspberry Jam event on Saturday and felt the status bar on my Hope Drive stretch out a little, maybe from […]

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