Dogpatch Labs, CoderDojo up for Docklands awards

CoderDojo and Dogpatch Labs

16 November 2016

Dogpatch Labs and CoderDojo have has been shortlisted in the enterprise & innovator and public service award categories at the 2016 Docklands Business Awards.

Dogpatch Labs moved to the CHQ Building at the IFSC two years ago where it provides co-working office and event space to the tech community. To date, it has hosted 116 grassroot tech events, 190 commercial events, workshops and corporate offsites.

Some 50 Irish and international start-up companies, employing 350 employees, are now hosted by Dogpatch Labs.

CoderDojo is hosted on a pro bono basis by Dogpatch Labs. The coding-education movement now consists of 1,000 ‘dojo’ workshops worldwide.

There are dojos hosted in the docklands area at Dogpatch Labs in the CHQ Building and at the office of retailing firm Zalando at Grand Canal Dock.

Docklands Business Forum is a network of commercial organisations whose members represent up to 35,000 employees and co-operate closely with public service and state agencies focused on promoting Dublin Docklands as a place to work, live and visit.

Alan Robinson, CEO, Dublin Docklands Forum, said: “For us who work daily in Docklands, we observe the continuing evolution of the area and it is easy to be inspired by it. The Awards give us an opportunity to promote the exciting developments in the area to a wider community of potential business owners, employers, employees and residents.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Gibson Hotel in Point Village on 24 November.

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