Community

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

Kata, CoderDojo’s OpenSource Knowledge Database Redesigned!

18 June 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

We are delighted to announce that Kata has had a redesign and is currently undergoing content updates! (see new Dojo Sushi content) Kata has had a lovely makeover with the support of a volunteer team from IBM Ireland who developed a new colourful and creative skin for MediaWiki! For the summer now the CoderDojo Foundation team will be working to audit and review all content on Kata and ensure that the Kata experience is accessible, user friendly and of a high standard. We will be following the recommendations of SAP who came to work with us as… Read More

Brand New Content: Dojo Beginner HTML Sushi Cards!

18 June 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new CoderDojo Sushi cards! CoderDojo Sushi cards are simple: One concept, one card. Individual concept cards fit into a series of Sushi cards that will introduce young people to programming languages. Originally created by Clyde Hatter, a mentor in CoderDojo Bray, Ireland. CoderDojo Sushi is now being expanded and developed further for the global CoderDojo Community! The original My First Website series has been redesigned and edited and now we’re relaunching it. This series is soon to followed by a beginners Javascript series which is in development with more to be… Read More

Young Rewired State: The Festival of Code 27th to 30th of July 2015!

18 June 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Every summer, Young Rewired State run the world’s largest annual hackathon for young people! This year, the Festival of Code is taking place from the 27th to 30th of July in local volunteer-led centres all across the UK and around the world, with the finale weekend taking place from 31st of July to 2nd August at the ICC in Birmingham. YRS are looking for young coders to participate in the Festival, as well as mentors and volunteers to support during the week. To find out more, visit festival.yrs.io or email [email protected]  … Read More