CoderDojo USA Press – October 2015

UWF Hosting CoderDojo, programming classes for kids

9th October 2015 – CoderDojo Pensacola 

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute is hosting a CoderDojo programming class for students, ages 7 to 17, every Monday through Dec. 14 at the Innovation Institute.

Students will learn how to code and develop apps, websites, games and more.

CoderDojo is an open source, volunteer-led movement that establishes free, nonprofit coding clubs and sessions for elementary, middle and high school students. There are more than 440 clubs in 43 countries and counting. Pensacola’s dojo is the first in northern Florida, with other clubs in Tampa and Miami.

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CoderDojo906 kicks off its second year of programming

7th October 2015 – CoderDojo Marquette

CoderDojo906 kicked off its second season in Marquette today, offering free computer programming training for 10 to 17 year olds.

“They’re going to learn a very basic version of coding, but the basic building blocks, the fundamentals that they’ll get here will enable them to go into much more advanced fields of code if they’d like to,” said Keith Glendon, CoderDojo Champion of CoderDojo906.

The two hour sessions are held every other Tuesday at NMU.

“Opportunities like this, teaching kids how to teach themselves using resources that are in the public domain on the internet, those are the ways that technology, education is evolving,” said Glendon.

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