Events

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

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! These offerings are important not only for the Ninja but for the community to see CoderDojo… 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

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q1 2019

16 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our Quarter 1 was all about celebrating our worldwide community and creating more great support in more languages. We also welcomed a new member to our community team, in what has been a record-breaking quarter for new Dojo verifications. Here are some highlights of the great work the team has been doing. Get a pdf version of our Q1 report.  … Read More

How Fiona developed an autism specific Dojo

2 April 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Fiona found it difficult to find suitable extra-curricular activities for her son, who is autistic and needs 1-1 adult support. It’s a problem she knows is shared by other families. As a volunteer with Autism Northern Ireland and a founding committee member of the Tech Education Network CIC she was interested in developing outreach work focusing on inclusion and special educational needs. Below she shares how she discovered CoderDojo as a solution, and how others can learn to make their spaces more autistic-friendly. I wanted to start a club and began exploring CoderDojo, firstly… Read More