Your favourite CoderDojo moments of 2019!
With over 2,100 Dojos worldwide, we know that amazing things happen in the CoderDojo community every day. So what better way to celebrate these moments than to share them together!
Throughout December, we have been asking you to share your favourite moments from the year on social media, using the hashtag #CoderDojoStories. Below is a recap of all your heartwarming highlights — thanks to everyone who took part!
Celebrating Ninja achievements
Rachel from the Lake Norman Dojo shared a lovely video of Ninja, Lekha, presenting her awesome Scratch project. Well done Lekha!
We are loving all your wonderful #CoderDojoStories from the year 💜😭
What was YOUR favourite CoderDojo moment from 2019? 🎉 https://t.co/GvJfkRbAZW
— ☯CoderDojo☯ (@CoderDojo) December 20, 2019
CoderDojo Belgium shared the story of youth mentor, Bryan, who has started his own Dojo and begun a graduate degree in Computer Science. Go Bryan!
5jaar geleden bezocht Bryan voor het eerst een CoderDojo. Het klikte meteen! Nu 5 jaar later heeft Bryan zijn eigen dojo in zijn dorp en is hij bezig met een graduaatsopleiding informatica aan de @odiseehogeschool. Succes Bryan, je bent een kanjer! #CodingisCool #CoderDojostories pic.twitter.com/WJiGodMrxw
— CoderDojoBelgium (@CoderDojoBe) December 17, 2019
Chinedum from the Maitama Dojo gave a shout-out to three of his Ninjas, who received nominations in our Boo Challenge competition. What a great achievement!
2019 was an eventful year for us @maitama15 . Our Ninjas got 3 nominations at the just concluded #BOOChallenge . our dojo, families and community is yet to recover from the excitement. #CoderDojoStories
— Chinedum Ugorji (@UgorjiChinedum) December 23, 2019
Over on our Facebook group, Laura mentioned a 7 year old Ninja with a special talent for matching colours!
Heather from Zionsville said her favourite moment was when the Ninjas made her a thank-you message using App Inventor. How creative and thoughtful of them!
Well done to the Ninjas from the Altona North Dojo, who presented projects at the Monash Maker Faire in Melbourne — what a great learning opportunity. Thanks to STEMDownUnder for the share!
Adele shared some great pictures from the launch of the Aversa Dojo in Italy, featuring a range of activities from unplugged games to robotics! Thank you Adele!
#CoderDojoStories the inauguration of the CoderDojo in Aversa was fantastic! More than 200 people between adults and children, unplugged and robotic coding. All together to play and experiment, a success! pic.twitter.com/2MdywMstMa
— adele (@adele_dangelo) December 14, 2019
The Tech Education Network in Northern Ireland held two CoderDojo events in 2 weeks, including an Hour of Code activity. The events had a strong focus on accessibility and digital inclusion — both important themes in the CoderDojo community this year with the launch of our Accessibility Guide.
Two @CoderDojo events in 2 weeks! #Shockwaves club prepped Christmas by Skiing with #Scratch Cat & completing #HourOfCode projects for @CSEdWeek. Had a great time #CreativeComputing with friends 🙂 @AutismNIPAPA #CoderDojoStories #CSforAll #DigitalInclusion pic.twitter.com/Ztq31HkxjS
— Tech Education Network (@TEN_NI_) December 15, 2019
Well done to the seven Ninjas from the Timisoara Dojo, who travelled to Moscow for a special event that brought biology and programming together. Thanks to Radu for sharing the achievements of the “BioCoderDojo”!
Inspiring guest speakers and role models
TeenTurn shared about a visit they had from VP of Public Policy, Twitter EMEA, Sinead McSweeney. Sinead popped by the Dublin Dojo to talk to the Ninjas about women in tech and self-belief — amazing!
Our contribution to #CoderDojoStories 2019? When the woman who heads up @TwitterDublin (and VP, Public Policy, Twitter EMEA) joined our @CoderDojo crew to talk apps, #womenintech & self-belief. Thanks @smcs & @Ronan_Costello for a great #coderdojo! https://t.co/yhhL2ek6tb
— TeenTurn (@TeenTurn) December 20, 2019
Our very own Kevin shared how his favourite moment was interviewing Nikole Vaughn, from the San Antonio CoderDojo Collective, as part of International Women’s Day. Thank you Kevin!
Nadia shared her story of starting the first CoderDojo in Iraq and joining us as a Growth Partner. Amazing work, Nadia!
We’d like to say a huge thank you to our entire community who do such incredible work every day. It is truly humbling to see your highlights from the year — we cannot wait to see what 2020 brings!
Happy holidays everyone!