Matheson launches CoderDojo summer camp for young innovators

Technology | Tue 7 Aug | Author – Business & Finance

Matheson CoderDojo Summer Camp inspires innovative thinking in young people

Matheson’s collaboration with CoderDojo is one of a number of initiatives borne out of ‘Smart@Matheson’, the firm’s dedicated annual technology and innovation programme designed to inspire innovative thinking and the creation of new efficiencies.  To date, the firm has worked with CoderDojo on a number of initiatives and 2018 marks the first summer camp event under the partnership.

The camp will provide coding lessons during which the young participants will be given the opportunity to create apps, games and websites. The children will also receive interactive presentations and workshops by Daqri, ConsenSys and Junior Einstein.

Speaking at the launch, Rebecca Ryan, Partner at Matheson said:

Our partnership with CoderDojo is a key element of the Smart@Matheson programme, enabling us to work with the innovators of tomorrow in a fun and positive environment.

She continued: “Emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain are disrupting our industry and those of our clients, and the Smart@Matheson programme is our commitment to evolution that meets these needs. While there will always be a need for human guidance in the legal industry, legal practitioners must to be digitally aware to understand the needs of their clients. The very best of luck to our summer camp participants in their endeavours and we look forward to seeing their ideas and innovations come to life over the course of the week.”

CoderDojo, established in Ireland in 2011 by James Whelton and Bill Liao, is a global network of coding clubs for young people (aged 7 to 17) where they learn how to code, develop programmes, build websites, games and apps, and explore technology.