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3 free online coding courses for volunteers!

20 March 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Learning a new skill can be a great way to stay positive and motivated, particularly during challenging times. That’s why our online courses are ideal for volunteers looking to upskill. 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 is something there for you. On top of this, all of the courses are: FREE short in duration completed from the comfort of… 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

5 reasons to be a part of our Global Slack!

23 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Our Global Slack platform is an online space that brings the whole CoderDojo community together. Conversation topics are organised into different channels, which means it is quick and easy to ask questions and find resources in the relevant place. Read on for five reasons why you should jump into our Global Slack platform! Join our Global Slack here! Connect with CoderDojo community members near and far Have you ever been curious about how different volunteers around the world are running their Dojo? With… Read More

3 great Python projects to start off the year

16 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The new year is off to a flying start, with lots of young people and volunteers going #BackToDojo. If you’re looking for ideas to start off the new term, then check out these cool Python suggestions! What is Python? Python is a multi-purpose language with a simple and beginner-friendly syntax. It is useful for data analysis and visualisation, machine learning, AI, automations and much more. Instead of doing repetitive tasks such as moving files or working in excel spreadsheets, you can write a script in Python to do it for you! Some popular websites which use… Read More