Events and competitions

CoderDojo to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Mozilla Maker Party

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo are delighted to be partnering with the Mozilla webmaker Team to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Mozilla’s Maker Party. Join Dojos like CoderDojo NYC and CoderDojo Girls in Charlottesville and have a Maker Party at your next Dojo by the closing date September 15th! What is a maker Party? Maker Party is Mozilla’s global campaign to teach the web. Through thousands of community-run events around the world, Maker Party unites educators, organisations and enthusiastic Internet users of all ages and skill levels. All Dojos are eligible to register their next event as a… Read More

Make Games, Save the World! Get involved in the ‘This is not a game Ocean Challenge’!

15 July 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  This Is NOT A Game, the Ocean Challenge: Make Games, Save the World  About  “This is Not A Game Ocean Challenge” is a call out to students to help spread the word about threats to our Ocean by learning code and making games.  This competition is being launched by Coder Dojo, the U.S. Embassy and educational partners such as Griffith College and is open to students in Ireland aged 10 to 18 years old. The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over… Read More

Happy third birthday to the CoderDojo Movement!

23 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo has come a long way from the initial Dojo held by James and Bill at the National Software Centre, Cork in 2011 where the original “rules” sheet still hangs in the Dojo today! Since the first Dojo here the CoderDojo movement has grown from strength to strength and as of July there are over 458 Dojos spread across 47 countries, such as Nigeria, Japan, Italy, Romania, Hawaii, the US and more! All these Dojos have one thing in common and thats engouraging young people between 7 and 17 years old to learn how to code by developing… Read More

Creating Mojo in our Dojo by Champion Erica Gorman of CoderDojo NSC, Cork

17 June 2014 · by Erica Gorman

When people walk into our Dojo for the first time they are often a bit surprised by what they see. A Dojo, after all, is a place of learning right? But to a newcomer it can seem as if our children are just hanging out having fun. The buzz of cheery chatter that fills the open plan office area has lead some first timers to wonder what time we “actually start” – unaware that what they are witnessing is our Dojo already in full swing. There are no adults trying to quieten the children down or tell them what… Read More

CoderDojo announces winners of Coolest Project Awards 2014

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Coding whizzkids came in their droves to DCU over the weekend to demo an array of cool and imaginative coding ideas at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards 2014 ceremony. The top prizes were awarded to…. Read the full Article via Business & Leadership… Read More

Hi-tech head ‘humbled’ by whizkid’s anti-bullying idea!

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  About 250 projects were entered for the Coolest Projects event and the winning ideas included an app to help locate a charging point when an eCar is running low on juice, a Wild Western game and a smartphone selfie website. Other projects such as an anti-bullying quiz, by 11-year-old Clondalkin schoolgirl Kathleen Maughan, and a computer game for people with dyslexia also received an honourable mention…. Read the Irish Independent Article… Read More