Events and competitions

Coolest Projects Global 2022: Judges’ favourites from Dojos around the world

4 July 2022 · by Haylee Followell

This year, thousands of creators from 46 countries participated in the Coolest Projects Global online showcase. Congratulations to everyone who took part! The judges’ favourite projects have now been revealed, and seven of those projects were created by young people from Dojos around the world. Check out their amazing projects below. ‘AllerG’ by Noah The web project AllerG was created by Noah, who attends a Dojo in the United States. The project is an accessible and crowdsourced database of menu allergens. It… Read More

The Birthday Giveaway: creative, celebratory projects!

10 November 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Throughout October young people shared their celebratory projects with us as part of The CoderDojo Birthday Giveaway! Young people used their coding skills to make projects to celebrate 10 years of CoderDojo. Check out some of the amazing coded creations below!  Who took part? We received almost one hundred project entries from young people across 15 different countries. Many projects were built using Scratch, but we also received projects created with Python, HTML, C++, TinkerCad and more. We were amazed with the inventiveness and creativity on show. Read More

Launching our birthday giveaway!

1 October 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. In previous years, we’ve run a spooky challenge during October. This year, we want to mark the 10 years of CoderDojo by encouraging young people to join in with the celebrations with birthday-themed coding projects! So, today we are launching the CoderDojo birthday greeting giveaway! What is the birthday greeting giveaway? Young people (aged 7–17) from Dojos worldwide, as well as those new to CoderDojo, are invited to create a project… Read More

Celebrating 10 years of CoderDojo!

23 July 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago, on 23 July 2011, the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. From that first session, CoderDojo clubs sprung up across Ireland, and then spread globally to more than 100 countries over the last decade. During this time, dedicated volunteers have run thousands of CoderDojo sessions across the world, making the CoderDojo movement a global phenomenon.  Well done to all involved! Over the years, you’ve had a huge impact in your local area. We thank you for your contributions as part… Read More

From Mobile to Advanced Programming, Coolest Projects Ninja Highlights – Part 2

3 June 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Over 1,100 young tech creators from 47 countries share their innovative ideas in this year’s Coolest Projects showcase! Hundreds of these young people are involved in CoderDojo clubs around the world, where they developed the skills, with the help of Dojo volunteers, to make their ideas a reality. To celebrate our CoderDojo Ninjas who took part, here’s a small selection of the amazing entries to the Mobile application, Hardware and Advanced programming categories. Our previous blog includes projects from Scratch, Web and Games categories, and you can explore all project entries in the… Read More

From Scratch to Games, Coolest Projects Ninja Highlights – Part 1

31 May 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Over 1,100 young tech creators from 47 countries shared their innovative ideas in this year’s Coolest Projects showcase! Hundreds of these young people are involved in CoderDojo clubs around the world where, with the help of Dojo volunteers, they developed the skills to make their ideas a reality. To celebrate our CoderDojo Ninjas who took part, here’s a small selection of the amazing entries to the Scratch, Web development and Games categories. You can explore all project entries in the showcase gallery!    Scratch We love… Read More