James Whelton

James Whelton will speak Saturday morning in a plenary session with Shuchi Grover. He's co-founder of CoderDojo, an initiative expanding worldwide where there's just one rule: Be Cool!

James Whelton ran a computer club in his own school and shortly after finishing his leaving Cert teamed up with Angel Investor and XING co-founder Bill Liao in Cork to make Coder Dojo happen.

James says “I quickly saw the massive interest in programming from people my own age, younger and older. When we founded in mid December, we had 40 students show up to the first session, which grew over time. Basic programming and web development was taught, students were taught by other students who’d grasped things faster than others and it was an extremely lively environment.”