Community

We’re hiring an Administrator!

19 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €22,800 – €26,500, pro-rata, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; 2 days part-time and flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in 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 the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world… Read More

Sonja’s Top 5 Community Highlights of 2019!

18 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Our Senior Community Manager, Sonja, shares her highlights of 2019 from the CoderDojo community.   I joined CoderDojo in the summer of 2018 after returning to Europe from 5 years in Washington, DC.  I am originally from Germany, where my love for international non-profit endeavours couldn’t keep me. But I certainly enjoy going back to visit family and the occasional Christmas market. This was my first full year at the CoderDojo Foundation, and what a good year it was! My first Coolest Projects: Belgium and Ireland I was lucky… Read More

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