Glasgow coding ninjas scoop award for Coolest Project
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Glasgow coding ninjas scoop award for Coolest Project

Computer geniuses Lucas Huggins, 15, from Cumbernauld and 11 year old Michael Inglis from Clarkston bagged themselves a top prize at CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase in Dublin this weekend, for a game developed at Library at GoMA CoderDojo.

The digital ninjas scooped a runners-up prize in the 13+ Scratch category for their game Asteroid Dodge, in front of the world’s leading technology experts and an audience of 15,000 at the annual exhibition. 

They become the first Scottish pair to win a prize in Coolest Project’s six year history.

Lucas said: "I thoroughly enjoyed the event; it was really nice to be able to demonstrate our game to the other people who were making their way around the event. The stalls were very interesting to explore and also gave me inspiration for possible future projects.” 

Michael added: “I really enjoyed Coolest Projects. It was excellent to go to Dublin and demonstrate our project and I can't wait to go back in 2018. I was very impressed by the high standard of other Ninja's work so when I heard we'd won a prize in our category I was so pleased our hard work and efforts had been recognised, I couldn't stop smiling!

“When I’m back at Coderdojo in GoMA I’m going to get started with thoughts and ideas for next year's entry!”

Dr Martin Goodfellow, Glasgow Life Coder-in-Residence said: “I’m delighted that Michael and Lucas have been rewarded for their hard work with this prestigious Coolest Projects award. The boys were fantastic ambassadors for Glasgow at the showcase, and I look forward to seeing where coding takes them next.”

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