MIT Mullingar Meetup – An Introductory to Scratch

MITThe next MIT Mullingar meetup is on Tuesday 30th June at a new time of 7pm, Old Reading Room, Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar.

MIT are delighted to announce that Gerard Keena, head of CoderDojo Mullingar, will give an introductory class in programming with the Scratch Programming Language.

The class is geared towards adults that would like to see what ‘programming is all about’ as well as IT professionals that would like to try something new and interesting. This class is open to the public and free of charge. All are welcome, especially parents considering sending their children to CoderDojo in future.

Bring a laptop if you would like to give it a try, this is optional, it’s OK if you just want to watch and learn. Remember, it’s not that difficult,if an eight year old can do it so can you!

More information on Scratch can be found at, and it can be installed beforehand from The download version runs on most versions of Windows, Mac OS X, Mac OS 10.5 & Older and Linux, but not Tablets. Alternatively we can help you install it on your laptop on the night and take you through it step by step.


MIT Mullingar are a high skills networking group of Programmers, Engineers, Web Designers/Developers,  Sys-Admins, Bloggers, IT Managers, Software Development Managers, DBA’s, CIO’s, Entrepreneurs, Lecturers, Investors, Teachers, Students etc. or anyone that would class themselves as an Information Technology Professional (or aspiring!).

*** Aims ***

Our goal is quite simple and it is to build and support a culture of IT in the Midlands.
We do this by:

  1. Providing social networking opportunities
  2. Organising talks on interesting IT topics
  3. Supporting local IT companies
  4. Facilitating IT job creation

If you live or work in the Irish midlands within a short hop from Mullingar, this may be of interest to you.

Join Us

Currently the group has over 100 members. Interested in joining us? Find out more on our LinkedIn group page “MIT Mullingar” or contact

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