Events

How to plan an Hour of Code activity at your Dojo!

6 December 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

What is The Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to demystify coding and to give people everywhere a basic introduction to Computer Science. Anyone, anywhere, can organise a one-hour activity in their local community as part of The Hour of Code — so why not host an activity at your Dojo! When does The Hour of Code take place? You can host an Hour of Code event all year round, but typically The Hour of Code coincides with Computer Science Education Week… Read More

Highlights from DojoCon Netherlands 2019

15 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

An incredible 200 community members attended the first ever DojoCon Netherlands, which took place in Breda earlier this month. The aim of the event was to bring together the Dutch community and its supporters, and to exchange knowledge, compare experiences and build relationships. Everyone in attendance had a packed schedule of exciting talks, workshops, and structured sessions to choose from. Among the attendees were Josh from the CoderDojo Foundation Community team, and Thom from the Raspberry Pi Foundation Research team!   Highlights from the day The community was at the… Read More

“One big family”: How two clubs teamed up for EU Code Week

23 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Many clubs across our community took part in awesome EU Code Week activities this month. Two teams took their activities a step further by connecting across Europe and collaborating with each other. Connections made across Europe Club leaders Manos and Zita first connected in May through the European Schoolnet Academy. Manos has been running his Dojo in Votanikos since 2018 and has been involved in various projects within the Raspberry Pi community, including translating content into Greek. Zita runs the Cois Barry Code Club in Wexford and has also been a long-standing… Read More

How CoderDojo Indiana hosted a parents’ workshop — and how you can too!

18 September 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Parents and guardians play a huge part in the CoderDojo movement — they make it possible for young people to get involved, support their children to learn and create, and sometimes become involved themselves as volunteers! A parent-focused session In July, the team at CoderDojo Indiana hosted their third annual Hackathon. This was attended by almost 100 young people and was a fun day filled with workshops, talks and project demonstrations. One of the sessions at the Hackathon was ‘CoderDojo 101 for Parents’ The session was led… Read More

3 ways to get involved in Code Week EU

5 September 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Europe now has more than 1000 active Dojos — and what better way to celebrate this than to organise, or take part in, a Code Week EU event!  Last year, 2.7 million people in more than 70 countries took part in Code Week EU. This year, between 5 and 20 October 2019, similar numbers of students, teachers, educators and digital creators are expected once again to get involved in a variety of events across Europe. And you can too!   What is Code Week EU?… Read More

Attending or hosting an event in your community? Apply for our FREE CoderDojo Events Pack!

21 August 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

***Please allow 6 weeks between applying for your Events Pack and the date of your event*** Are you getting involved in a technology or educational event in your local community? Whether you are hosting your own event, or taking part in an existing event, you may be eligible to apply for our CoderDojo Events Pack! We launched this pack earlier in the year to help community members to engage with attendees, share information, and spread the word about CoderDojo. The Events Pack has already enabled several champions to inspire others at events around the world!… Read More