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World Autism Awareness Day: Supporting young people during unusual times

2 April 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated internationally on 2 April each year. For us, it’s a time to recognise all the people with autism who play integral roles in our community. This year, the day occurs during an unprecedented time—the COVID-19 pandemic. We will look at the impact CoderDojo has had on some members of our community, and tips for supporting young people with autism at this time. CoderDojo, an inclusive space for all One of the greatest things about CoderDojo is that it is a space where everyone is welcome. Whether you… Read More

A group of changemakers!

24 March 2020 · by CoderDojo

Vasu is the Club Programme Coordinator for India with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In this blog, Vasu shares how a group of dedicated college students in Bengaluru took the initiative to start several Dojos in their community.   I met Mr. Jagadeesh, the placement head at APS College of Engineering in Bengaluru, India, at an event in 2019. Right from the beginning, Mr. Jagadeesh showed great enthusiasm and was very keen to get his students involved in CoderDojo.  A head start on getting students involved It was after a few calls that we decided to… Read More

3 free online courses to keep you busy!

20 March 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Many people around the world are currently practicing social distancing on account of the coronavirus situation. While this is a challenging time for all of us, it is important to stay busy, positive and think to the future. Learning a new skill is a great way to do this! That’s why our online courses are ideal during this time. Reasons to try a course The courses on offer are based around various aspects of computer science and digital making. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or a more seasoned programmer, there… Read More

We’re hiring: Head of CoderDojo

25 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Description Location: Dublin, Ireland Salary: €51,000 – €61,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland and able to travel regularly to the UK Dublin, Ireland About us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting a volunteer-led movement of free computing clubs called CoderDojos. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. There are… Read More

3 easy acts of kindness to try at your Dojo

20 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

On Monday, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. This got us thinking about the many ways that members of the CoderDojo community show kindness to each other, and the gratitude that exists for our volunteers. With so much negative content online and in the media, it is important to be reminded of all the good you are doing simply by being involved in this awesome community! In the CoderDojo community, we see random acts of kindness all the time ❤️ Whether it’s a young person helping their peer with a… Read More

CoderDojo and Robotify have teamed up to offer a free course for Ninjas!

31 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The CoderDojo Foundation have teamed up with robotics platform, Robotify, to offer Dojos an exciting gift for the new year! Robotify are an Irish-based company who offer online modules to teach virtual robotics programming, without the need to buy hardware. With this FREE offering, CoderDojo Ninjas can learn new skills while also having lots of fun programming robots! Robosumo – a challenge just for CoderDojo Ninjas Robotify have designed an awesome online module called ‘Robosumo’ especially for the CoderDojo community. In this exciting course, Ninjas get the opportunity… Read More