15-year-old CoderDojo ‘Coolest Project’ winner creates his own programming language (video)
Fifteen-year-old Maciej Goszczycki was the winner of the ‘Coolest Project’ Awards held for the first time at Intel’s massive microprocessor manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Co Kildare. Goszczycki won the award for creating his own software language he calls ODA.
More than 150 people turned up at the event on Saturday at which CoderDojo members from all over Ireland demonstrated their projects to a team of judges led by CoderDojo co-founder and Internet Hero James Whelton.
At the event, many of the kids taking part were presented with their ‘belts’ for achievements in writing software.
Goszczycki won the overall award for ODA, a software language he is pioneering. He was presented with a brand new ultrabook for winning the competition.
In recent months, Goszczycki was a member of Team Ireland in the competitive International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) Competition, which takes takes place over seven days with second-level students from around the world.
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