Community news

CoderDojo announced as a 2014 Nominet Trust 100 winner!

4 December 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

We are happy to announce that CoderDojo have been announced as a 2014 Nominet Trust 100 winner! There is a growing consensus among policymakers and educationalists that we need to do more to encourage children to create, rather than just consume, digital media. It turns out the kids might be a step ahead in this already, and none more so than the kids within the CoderDojo movement! CoderDojo is a volunteer-led movement of free and not-for-profit youth coding clubs. Dojos are self-organising clubs where 7 to 17 year olds can drop in to learn how to… Read More

Community Communication Results

5 September 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Thank you to all the CoderDojo community members who took the time to complete our CoderDojo Community Communication Consultation. Based on this feedback we will be revising our community strategy and will be releasing information on this to the community soon. See the feedback to date below: Other suggestions: Online IM chat on CoderDojo Site Skype Online forum (not google group) Facebook Group You can still submit your feed back here. If you have any thoughts or suggestions in relation to this please feel free to email us at [email protected]Read More

New Community Support Strategy!

6 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

A huge thank you to all those who sent in their feedback on the proposed CoderDojo Recommended Practice! Our next steps are to revise Recommended Practice based on these submissions, generate necessary content to provide guidance and support to Dojos in meeting the principles and to have your Dojo participate in the Recommended Practice Pilot. We are looking for your help! If you’ve developed any content that has worked for your Dojo perhaps it could help other champions organize and run theirs? This content could be anything from mentor agreements, general policies, to handbooks. We appreciate that content may be… Read More

Q2 Report for 2014

28 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

We are happy to release our Q2 report which details our activities throughout April, May and June of this year. We want to thank our donors and partners for enabling us to come this far, and the CoderDojo Community for your support, feedback and engagement. We hope you enjoying reading it. If you have any questions please get in touch: [email protected]  … Read More

CoderDojo Community Committee #3

23 July 2014 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Below are the minutes from the third Community Committee meeting which happened on the 3rd of July from 21:00 – 22:00 IST. Attendees: Giustina Mizzoni – CDF Eugene McDonagh – CDF, Killaloe and Limerick Dojos Ben Chapman – CDF, Dublin and DCU Dojos Bill Liao – NSC Dojo, CoderDojo Founder Greg Bulmash – Seattle CoderDojo Radu Ticiu -Timisoara, Romania Ann Donnelly – Clonakilty Dojo, Craig Steele – Glasgow Coderdojo, CoderDojo Scotland Rob Curran – Wimslow, Barcleys, Hayes Recruitment CoderDojos Carmelo Presicce – Bologna CoderDojo, CoderDojo Italia David Welch – Iowa City Dojo Shara Karasic – LA Dojo Francis Reed –… Read More

Become a trailblazer and participate in the Recommended Practice Pilot!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

RP Open Consultation period is now closed! Over the course of the month a total of 30 champions, mentors and parents submitted their feedback. These people came from Dojos spread across 10 countries (geographical breakdown available below). A huge thank you to all those who took the time to send in their feedback. We are now in the process of reviewing it and arranging call with those that wish to discuss it in more depth. Read More