CoderDojo USA Press – September 2015

CoderDojo, a youth computer-programming education project, launches second season

25th September 2015 – CoderDojo Eugene Region, Oregon

The award-winning local Coder Dojo project is entering its second season in downtown Eugene, offering area elementary and secondary students free training in computer programming.

“The Dojo gives kids from all walks of life the opportunity to engage and have fun, while increasing their skills in computer coding and cutting edge technology,” says Deron Fort, director of High School Connections at Lane Community College.

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CoderDojo anvil

Kids wanna code? There’s a new club for that.

10th September 2015 – CoderDojo Anvil, Indiana

The budding programmers of Greater Lafayette are looking for adult mentors to help them master the craft.

CoderDojo, a new club where youths learn to code, has drawn strong interest before holding its first session. The group, which is organized in partnership with the Anvil coworking space, drew over a hundred families to its initial information meeting. Enrollment is open until Monday, and organizers expect over 200 children to join the group.

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CODERDOJOANVIL PICTURE OF CODING

Sisters team up to make coding available to the community

9th September 2015 – CoderDojo Anvil, Indiana

When opening a website, few people know exactly how it was created or what coding it takes to make the background pink.

For Doonyah Alucozai, an eighth grader at West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, her interest in coding went above and beyond most 14-year-olds’ ambitions.

With the help of her sister Farah Alucozai, a junior in the College of Health and Human Sciences, Doonyah has brought a coding program to West Lafayette that is available for youth from ages 7 to 17 called CoderDojo.

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Code ninjas earn “belts” with CoderDojo

3rd September 2015 

In 2014, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the IT industry in the US would grow by 18% before 2022; in software development, the increases ranged from 8% to 20%, depending on the type of development work. Rationally, we should expect that the trend won’t just end in 2020; as our world becomes more and more connected, we move toward a global economy that is powered by information.

But where, one may ask, will we as a global workforce find the next generation of bright young programmers, hardware engineers, and system administrators? This is the problem being addressed—in part—by CoderDojo, an Ireland-based international organization of more than 700 coding clubs worldwide.

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