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How to plan an Hour of Code activity at your Dojo!

6 December 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

What is The Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to demystify coding and to give people everywhere a basic introduction to Computer Science. Anyone, anywhere, can organise a one-hour activity in their local community as part of The Hour of Code — so why not host an activity at your Dojo! When does The Hour of Code take place? You can host an Hour of Code event all year round, but typically The Hour of Code coincides with Computer Science Education Week… Read More

Tackling real-life issues with code in India

27 November 2019 · by CoderDojo

Meet Ms. Sofia, a Computer Science teacher from Vishwa Bharati Public School (VBPS) in Uttar Pradesh, India. Ms. Sofia was introduced to CoderDojo by one of her students, Mrigank, who had previously attended another Dojo and is already a Full-Stack Software Engineer! In Mrigank’s own words: “The ultimate goal of technology is the betterment of human life, by simplifying daily endeavour and making things of use more accessible.” We couldn’t agree more! Ms. Sofia was instantly impressed with the CoderDojo model, and with the help of Mrigank, she… Read More

Announcing the winners of the CoderDojo Boo Challenge!

26 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Throughout October and early November we ran a competition for CoderDojo Ninjas — The CoderDojo Boo Challenge! Young people made projects that incorporated either bats, orange, or October. Check out some of the amazing coded creations below! Who took part? We received a spook-tacular 252 project entries from young people across 17 different countries. The majority of projects were built using Scratch, but we also received projects created with Python, HTML, C++ and more. With so many awesome projects, it was very tricky for our judges to select winners. The projects below… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q2 2019

19 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

As 2019 draws to a close, we would like to share some insights and learnings from our second quarter. Throughout Q2 we focused heavily on supporting our community members from around the world. We did this by streamlining our support systems, releasing various pieces of organisational content, and through offering volunteer recognition. You can read about the great work the team has been doing in the Q2 report below. Get the pdf version of our Q2 report.  … Read More

“Train the trainer”: How STEMUp is training volunteers to deliver CoderDojo clubs in Sri Lanka

19 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Each November, we recognise volunteers everywhere who bring their time, skills, and energy to CoderDojo clubs worldwide. The STEMUp volunteer group in Sri Lanka deserves a special mention, as their unique CoderDojo initiative is engaging hundreds of young people across the country. A typical day at a Dojo in Library A typical day at a Dojo in Library. #lka #STEMUp #CoderDojo CoderDojoWant to start a Dojo inside your Library? Show your interest today –> http://coderdojo.lk/libraries Posted by CoderDojo Sri Lanka on Friday, April 5, 2019 CoderDojo in Sri Lanka CoderDojo Sri… Read More

Highlights from DojoCon Netherlands 2019

15 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

An incredible 200 community members attended the first ever DojoCon Netherlands, which took place in Breda earlier this month. The aim of the event was to bring together the Dutch community and its supporters, and to exchange knowledge, compare experiences and build relationships. Everyone in attendance had a packed schedule of exciting talks, workshops, and structured sessions to choose from. Among the attendees were Josh from the CoderDojo Foundation Community team, and Thom from the Raspberry Pi Foundation Research team!   Highlights from the day The community was at the… Read More