Community

How to develop your team by providing leadership stretch

27 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

As Dojos get older, thinking about sustainability matters more and more. We know that a key challenge for older clubs is ensuring a wider team of mentors or volunteers are able to manage different aspects of a Dojo, so that a Dojo is not dependent on one person to run. Champions can help mentors develop leadership skills and take on more responsibilities of the club. This has been shown to empower volunteers. Spending time together as a group, learning about each other, trusting and giving mentors the space to try new things means that the Dojo… Read More

Why volunteer with CoderDojo?

6 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

This year, there are 12,000 volunteers involved in CoderDojo clubs in over 100 countries, helping young people to learn and create with technology. It is truly amazing how people are willing to share their skills, experience and time so that young people can learn for free in an inclusive and social space! But why do they do it? In 2018 we asked over 550 volunteers around the world why they started volunteering at their local Dojo, and why they keep coming back year after year. More recently, we held a series of focus groups with mentors and champions. Thanks to… Read More

A simpler future for events in our community platform

8 August 2019 · by Conor Murphy

Today we’re launching a simpler event ticketing system for Dojos worldwide. Those who use the CoderDojo platform regularly will now find it easier to create and manage events on it. Managing Dojo sessions is central to the CoderDojo community, which is why this has always been a key part of the community platform. The platform’s event function was built to give Dojos the tools they need to run successfully from the start. Dojos having their upcoming events on our platform opens them up to many more people and makes onboarding new volunteers easier. All these people… Read More

Join our next #ChatDojo discussion — 22 October 2019

17 July 2019 · by Nuala McHale

We are very excited to be hosting our next #Chat Dojo Twitter discussion on 22 October 2019, from 9am-11am GMT+1. To get an idea of what’s in store, you can take a look at the highlights from our June Twitter chat below! Highlights of our #ChatDojo Discussion – June On June 23 we held a two-hour Twitter chat giving CoderDojo community members the opportunity to share their experiences and insights. In advance of the discussion Dojo volunteers voted on the topics they wanted to discuss. These were, in order of preference: motivating volunteers… Read More

4 new projects to help you learn HTML, CSS and Javascript!

13 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Check out the four latest projects developed by our content team which cover HTML, CSS and Javascript. We’ve sorted them according to their difficulty, from beginner to intermediate, so young people can progress through each new project, as they master skills from the previous project.   My favourite celebrity This beginner web development project brings young people step-by-step through coding a web page about their favourite celebrity! You will learn how to style headings, add images, embed youtube videos and display a twitter profile onto a webpage! We chose Maddie Moate for our… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation – Annual Report and Audit 2018

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our annual report and audit on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2018. It’s been another fantastic year for the Foundation and the global community that we support. In 2018 we celebrated 7 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in over 100 countries, launched in person training for youth workers and librarians, we conducted our most comprehensive survey of volunteers, continued making strides in increasing the proportion of girls involved in Dojo and grew our community team to better support the thousands of volunteers involved in Dojos around the world. View our… Read More