4th January 2024
The new CoderDojo platform is live!
We recently launched a brand new CoderDojo platform that is fast, user-friendly, and stable. Keep reading to learn about the exciting features on the platform.
Create and manage events easily
The new platform offers a simplified process for creating ticketed events, including the ability to define multiple ticket types and collect emergency contact numbers.
One of the highlights for champions and volunteers is the revamped dashboard, complete with training and support resources. This will empower those involved in a Dojo to access the resources and tools they need to volunteer effectively.
Faster, easier, and more stable
Importantly the new CoderDojo platform is faster, easier-to-use, and more stable platform for champions. This allows you to manage your Dojo without waiting for load screens, letting you to focus on what matters most.
Faster ‘Find a Dojo’ process
Potential volunteers can find Dojos in their local area faster than ever before, improving the experience of locating a club they can support.
Easy requests to join a Dojo
The platform makes it easy for volunteers who wish to join a Dojo they’ve found on the platform. The clearer Dojo profile page design allows volunteers to express their interest quickly, helping those who manage a club to build a stronger and more vibrant Dojo team.
Onboarding checklist for new volunteers
As well as making it easier for new volunteers to join a Dojo, we’ve also created an onboarding process that they can access from their Dashboard. This shows them the key things they need to do, such as complete our safeguarding training.
For parents and guardians
Faster ‘Find a Dojo’ process
Parents and guardians will appreciate the faster ‘Find a Dojo’ process, enabling them to discover a Dojo in their local area quicker than ever before.
Easier event booking, with no accounts needed
Parents and guardians will find it even easier to book onto events on the platform without the need to create an account. This ensures a hassle-free experience for parents/guardians, making your Dojo more accessible.
What’s coming next?
Confirmation and notification emails
Confirmation emails when people book tickets to events on the platform, as well notification emails to Dojo members when new events are created on the platform will be added by the end of January 2024.
Dojo profile updates
Editing your Dojo’s profile page within the platform will be unavailable until early 2024. Please contact us ([email protected]) with a detailed explanation of your request if there is anything urgent that needs updating on your profile in the meantime.
Things to note
Volunteers booking tickets to events
The new platform will simplify the process for parents/guardians booking events. However, the simplified process for volunteers to book into events is not available currently on the new platform. If champions wish to have volunteers book into their events on the new platform, they can create a ticket type for volunteers/mentors.
Eventbrite integration removed
Eventbrite integration won’t be available on the new platform. Additionally, Eventbrite has recently introduced an organiser fee in some countries for those who publish events with more than 25 free tickets. If you want to change your ticketing platform, this is a perfect opportunity to start using our new platform — which will always be free — to manage your ticketed events.
Registering a new CoderDojo club
We are working to improve the verification process for people who are interested in starting a CoderDojo club in their local area. As part of the improvement process, we need to temporarily pause new club registrations. We now ask people who are interested in starting a Dojo to share some preliminary information. We then send them a series of emails containing useful information and resources to help them prepare for starting a club and get verified quickly once the new process is in place. We will contact everyone that has registered their interest in starting a Dojo and assist them through the improved verification process when it launches in early 2024.