CoderDojo Turns 4 Today!

23 July 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

It has now been 4 years since CoderDojo was started by James Whelton and Bill Liao at the National Software Centre in Co. Cork, Ireland. Since that first Dojo, the movement has grown becoming a truly global movement with over 740 Dojos in 59 countries around the world. In the last 4 years, CoderDojo has reached over 40,000 young people, with around 30,000 currently participating on a regular basis. Each of these young people have had the opportunity to learn how to code and to explore with technology at their Dojo. 600 of these young people participated at… Read More

Competition: Who would like to win an mBot?! (Now Closed)

22 July 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

  The lovely people at Makeblock have given us 9 blue mBots to give away to CoderDojo youth members of the community! mBot is Makeblock’s first educational STEM robot for kids and beginners to learn programming and electronics. So, what makes mBot so special? Simple wiring and wizard-style design for kids and beginners mBot is small and simple to assemble. Each mBot kit contains about 45 pieces in total, and can be assembled in about 10 minutes. Graphical programming inspired by Scratch 2.0 Makeblock provides makeBlock software for programming the mBot on a PC and the… Read More

Brand New Content: Dojo Beginner JavaScript Sushi Cards!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Exciting news, the beginner JavaScript Sushi Cards are now available for the global CoderDojo community! This is the first in a series of content cards that we are developing for the CoderDojo community. We are currently developing sushi cards for intermediate and advanced levels. These will be released incrementally during the coming months. This set will introduce you to the basics of JavaScript and how it can be used to improve your HTML website. The sushi card also includes how to use jQuery which is the most popular JavaScript library! [pdf-embedder url=””] Get the full set!… Read More

DOJOCON 2015 – Whats in store!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

  This year’s DojoCon – our annual gathering of dojo mentors and champions – will take place Friday, Sept 18th – Saturday, Sept 19th in Derry. The event will take place during CultureTECH and is being organised by Nerve Centre, CultureTECH and several of the North-West’s dojos.   So what’s in store? This year’s theme is “The Creative Coder” with sessions and keynotes focused on using creative technologies as a way to engage with young people in new ways. Young people get interested in coding for lots of reasons; and showing them how technology is used… Read More

Zen: The new CoderDojo Community Platform!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

This September Zen is being relaunched as the new Community Platform for CoderDojo! There will be many new ways to interact online with your Dojo and engage with other volunteers in the CoderDojo Community via the new Community Platform!   Forums We’ll be hosting CoderDojo forums running on NodeBB ( In these forums there will be specific forums for different topics as well as regional topics, events, challenges or opportunities. There will be a youth specific forum for CoderDojo Ninjas to communicate with one another, learn from peers and collaborate. These forums will be moderated by the CoderDojo Foundation… Read More

2014 A year in review

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

We are committed to being open and transparent with our community of stakeholders, releasing regular reports on our work is one method through which we work towards this! We have put together this annual report so that all of our stakeholders can get a full view of what changes have been made in the past year within the organisation as well as acknowledging the CoderDojo Foundation’s achievements in the 2014 calendar year. If you have any questions or queries about the 2014 Annual Report please feel free to get in touch on [email protected] [pdf-embedder url=””]… Read More