Lab full of NinjasΚΑΤΗΓΟΡΙΑ: Event, News
Last Saturday on October the 17th the Private Educational School of Panou (Ekpaideftiria Panou – ekppanou.gr) laboratory was full of Ninjas. Not the martial arts kind, but art of coding kind. Children aged between 11 to 15 years old created their own computer games, had fun listening to music from Up FM radio station (http://upfm.upatras.gr), were supported by experienced programmers and participated in the European Week Code.
The event was open, free for kids that fulfilled the above age criteria. Young people from schools of Patras and Lepanto (Nafpaktos) filled the computer lab with smiles, positive energy and enthusiasm.
The first CoderDojo of Nafpaktos was honored and saluted by the Deputy Head of Regional Development and Entrepreneurship in Western Greece Mr. George Angelopoulos, the principal of the Vergi Educational Group Ms. Nikolitsa Vergi, the Lyceum Headmaster of Ekpaideftiria Panou Mr. E. Tsakoumagkos and Gymnasium Headmaster of Ekpaideftiria Panou Ms. C. Petropoulou.
The event’s Golden Sponsor was Ekpaideftiria Panou while media partners were graphic design office Kontogiannatos (Patras – Greece) the news blog website NafpaktiaNews.gr and the University of Patras radio station Up FM.
IT companies supporting this event where Dynacomp (dynacomp.eu), Data Communication (datacomm.gr), IDUnited (idunited.gr), the Chamber of Achaia (e-a.gr) and the Educational Complex Vergi (vergis.edu.gr).
The CoderDojo Nafpaktos was organized under the auspices of Europe Direct Information Center of Western Greece Region.
Students from the departments of:
– Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras,
– Computer Engineering and Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece,
– and Technician of Informatics Applications with Multimedia, Private Vocational Training Institute of Vergi
voluntarily shared their technical and programming skills with our NinjaCoders.
Photographer of the event was Sotiris Tsakanikas (SotirisTsakanikas.com) who yielded wonderfully the great moments we lived.
We thank everyone who helped to make this event succeed and congratulate them as an example of people, institutions and companies that support actively the local community. Their attitude and interest was exemplary and inspiring for the new generation.
CoderDojo Nafpaktos congratulates all of the participants and looks forward on meeting them again in the next event. Until then, stay tuned to the following web sites:
– official website of Ekpaideftiria Panou – http://ekppanou.gr
– Ekpaideftiria Panou Facebook page – http://facebook.com/ekpaideftiria.panou
– official website of CoderDojo Nafpaktos – http://coderdojo.ekppanou.gr
– and CoderDojo Nafpaktos Facebook page – http://facebook.com/coderdojo.nafpaktos
…until the next NinjaCoders call.