Community news

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 (https://nodebb.org/). 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=”https://wp-static.coderdojo.com/uploads/2015/07/CoderDojo-Annual-Report-2014-FINAL.pdf”]… Read More

July Community Call Details

14 July 2015 · by Laura Ivers

We have three CoderDojo Community Calls lined up this month for community members from around the world to meet online and discuss topics around their CoderDojo experiences. These calls are a great opportunity for CoderDojo community members from across the globe to share tips and tricks for improving their Dojo and getting advice to deal with any issues they might be having. We use the Join.me platform for our global community calls. Using this you can join the call via your computar or smartphone or through diallling a local landline number. Please see below for the access… Read More

Support young coders with Apps for Good

18 June 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Apps for Good is a technology education movement that aims to grow a generation of problem solvers and digital makers. Apps for Good wants to transform the way that technology is taught in schools, unlocking the talent of young people and helping them to be more able, self-confident and collaborative, ready to make a difference in their world. The Apps for Good course is built around students finding a problem they want to solve and building, launching and marketing a solution using technology. Alongside improving their digital competency, students develop essential 21st century skills such as problem-solving, communication… Read More

Young Coders Showcase Their Coolest Projects at the RDS

18 June 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Young Coders Showcase Their Coolest Projects at the RDS On Saturday, the 13th June, there were over 500 projects and 5,000 visitors making this years Coolest Projects Awards one of the largest events of its kind in Europe! Hundreds of young coders gathered in Dublin’s RDS on Saturday to demonstrate apps, websites, games and even robots they made for this year’s CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2015. On the day CoderDojo Ninjas from Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Romania, Italy and Spain traveled to the event with the projects that they created with the knowledge learnt… Read More