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Castlemakers CoderDojo receives 10 Chromebooks


Pictured from left: Maggie Cline & Courtney Lambert from Techpoint Foundation for Youth give Brian Howard & Chris Hebb from Castlemakers 10 new Dell Chromebooks for use in the CoderDojo in Greencastle. (Courtesy Photo) Pictured from left: Maggie Cline & Courtney Lambert from Techpoint Foundation for Youth give Brian Howard & Chris Hebb from Castlemakers 10 new Dell Chromebooks for use in the CoderDojo in Greencastle. (Courtesy Photo) Castlemakers CoderDojo receives gift from Techpoint Foundation for Youth Castlemakers, a makerspace here in Greencastle, received 10 Chromebooks for its CoderDojo programming club. Techpoint Foundation for Youth gave the 10 laptops to improve CoderDojo activity access for students who cannot bring their own hardware.

Castlemakers started the CoderDojo last October for Putnam and surrounding county youth aged 7-17. The club is part of the more than 1000 sites worldwide that the Coder- Dojo Foundation in Dublin, Ireland supports. The gift came from CoderDojo Indiana, an initiative of the Techpoint Foundation for Youth and the Walmart Foundation, established to encourage more youth in Indiana to get excited about computer science.

The CoderDojo club welcomes all youth interested in learning about computer coding or improving their skills. The free, volunteer led, community-based club also welcomes anyone interested in helping kids learn about programming. The next CoderDojo is Saturday, Saturday, June 3rd from 1-4 pm and more information is available at http://castlemakers.org/ coderdojo/

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