Coderlab is a high tech ICT lab which is used to facilitate training that provides pupils with the opportunity to get an insight into the Digital Games Technology sector and to highlight the specialist skills required for this high growth sector and exciting career opportunities that can be pursued.
The main objective is to inspire and create enthusiasm which will hopefully encourage students to further pursue learning in this highly specialist field.
Go Gaming Initiative
Training involves the facilitation of a 3 hour master class to each of the schools within the Moyle and Coleraine areas. The masterclass will focus on making a game from start to finish, giving thought to the entire process from brainstorming ideas, code design, implementation and testing.
The process of designing and creating a game helps build basic competencies in computation and problem-solving, which students can apply in a range of technological and STEM careers.
In addition to the Go Gaming classes at Coderlab, CEA also sponsors Causeway Coderdojo which is currently being delivered in Moyle on Saturday mornings on a bi-weekly basis. Coderdojo is a gaming club, facilitated by voluntary mentors who work within the digital sector. Coderdojo provides yet another opportunity for young people between the ages of 8 – 16 to come along and learn more about gaming and app development