The Founders of CoderDojo

Posted: October 14, 2012 in Founders
Bill Liao

Bill Liao

Bill Liao

Diplomat, investor, entrepreneur, business mentor, speaker, philanthropist, author and home schooling parent.

Bill Liao founded WeForest.org and is a venture partner at SOS Ventures, a global venture capital and investment management firm. Bill is a special diplomatic envoy for St Kitts and Nevis for sustainable development and the environment.

Bill’s WeForest.org in an international not-for-profit organization combating global warming in the most natural way possible by sustainably and holistically reforesting previously degraded land.

Bill Co-Founded the free CoderDojo movement with James to assist young people to learn how to be creators not just users.

 

James Whelton

James Whelton

James Whelton

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.”

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