Events and competitions

Join us for #EUDojo @ The European Parliament on October 14th!

5 September 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  To mark EU Code Week, we are running a special event in the EU Parliament which will be attended by MEPs and industry leaders. During this event CoderDojo Ninjas from all over Europe will be showcasing their skills to MEPs and mentoring them so they can write their own first line of code! This event would not have been made possible without the support of CoderDojo Foundation partners Liberty Global, and event sponsors Google, Salesforce Foundation and Samsung. Get involved We are looking for mentors and Champions from all over Europe to bring young people from their… Read More

Attend the Web Summit with your Dojo this year!? (UK and Irish Dojos)

14 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Important Update Event registration for the Web Summit for Schools event has been extended to 4pm Monday the 3rd –  don’t miss this opportunity to attend the special event, so register quickly below! We would ask for a 5 students to 1 or 2 adult ratio when booking (if possible). The time of the event has also been changed to 7:30pm – 9pm on the 4th of November. Registration for all other events are closed! UK and Irish Dojos attend the Web Summit for Schools Event. This year CoderDojo is going to the Web Summit (4th –… Read More

Speak at the Dublin Web Summit (CoderDojo Ninjas only!)

13 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  The Web Summit are looking for three CoderDojo Ninjas from the community to talk about their experience with code at CoderDojo on the 4th of November at the Web Summit for Schools” event! The speakers will be taking part in a fireside chat (sitting on a sofa with other CoderDojo Ninjas, with someone moderating the 20 minute discussion). A brief about the topics that will be discussed will be provided in the weeks prior to the event, so they will know the general items for discussion. To apply we want you submit a quick 1 minute long Youtube… Read More

This Is NOT A Game Ocean Challenge 2014: Launch!

29 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Coder Dojo and the US Embassy launch a competition to make games with an aim This is Not a Game, a video game challenge for students, launched at the Festival of Curiosity on 24 July. The goal is to use the fun and popularity of games to raise awareness of Marine issues like overfishing, ocean pollution and ocean acidification. The challenge is being organised by CoderDojo, the U.S. Embassy, and third-level educational institutions including Griffith College. The first of a series of local launch workshops will be in Dublin on September 13 and will include talks… 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

The Duke of York hosts Young Coders at Buckingham Palace!

17 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The Duke of York hosted 60 young people from schools in London’s Victoria area at Buckingham Palace today, teaching children the basics of computer coding. The session was supported by CoderDojo. The youngsters had the opportunity to learn the basics of computer programming and created their own games and websites, with guidance from nine young mentors from UK Dojos in Wilmslow, Cheadle, Manchester, Oxford and Shoreditch. His Royal Highness opened the event by encouraging the young participants to use digital technology to develop their creativity. The G-Tracks team, from Cookstown High School presented their Davagh Nav app , designed as… Read More