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Celebrating Libraries at EUDojo 2018

19 October 2018 · by Nuala McHale

On Wednesday 17 October, CoderDojo held our sixth annual EUDojo in the European Parliament in Brussels. Since last year’s event, CoderDojo has grown significantly, with almost 500 new Dojos. It is incredible that this Irish-founded initiative has turned into a global phenomenon, with clubs in over 100 countries worldwide. EUDojo coincides with the sixth year of Europe Code Week, and the event was co-hosted by MEP Sean Kelly and the EPP party. It was attended by MEPs from over 10 countries. Volunteers, champions and parents from across nine European countries were invited… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation report Q1 and Q2 2018

17 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

The first half of 2018 was incredibly busy for us, from taking over the running of Coolest Projects International, to focusing on developing resources for new and existing Dojos! We verified 363 new Dojos in this period, a 24% increase that brings the grand total of active Dojos worldwide to 1860 spread across 95 countries. From everyone at the CoderDojo Foundation, we want to extend a huge welcome to all new Dojos and volunteers to the global community!  Click through to download our Q1 and Q2 report as a… Read More

We’re hiring a Communications & Engagement Coordinator!

12 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Communications & Engagement Coordinator Salary range: €27,500 – €30,000 p.a. Location: Dublin Contract: Initially 6 month with potential for permanency Hours: Full-time, part-time, or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a… Read More

Try out these Dojo Icebreakers

5 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Why use Icebreakers at your Dojo? In a group setting, such as a Dojo, icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people learn about and connect with one another. They enhance the mentoring and learning experience by encouraging cooperation and friendships in the group. The benefits of starting a session with ice-breakers include: Helping a new group get to know one another. Helping new members to integrate into a group. Encouraging cooperation. Encouraging listening to others. Developing social skills. Read More

Want to give a Lightning Talk at DojoCon 2017?

20 September 2017 · by Ross O'Neill

On Friday evening, the 13th of October, we invite CoderDojo community members to gather together on the first night  of DojoCon for a series of Lightning Talks, given by members of the community. Is there something you are really proud of in your Dojo? Something which is really positive and/or provides an interesting benefit? Something you want to share with the DojoCon community? Then please submit a Lightning Talk proposal! Talks should be no more than 5 minutes each but don’t worry,  there will be ample time during the weekend to discuss your ideas further with those who want to learn more! Loading…… Read More

Coolest Projects Travel Bursary 2017: Deadline Extended!

27 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

We’re accepting applications for those seeking to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects 2017. The 2017 CoderDojo Coolest Projects Exhibition will be held on the 17th June in the RDS Arena, Dublin. Our goal is to have over 100 projects from outside of Ireland showcased at the 2017 Coolest Projects Exhibition! Deadline for Applications Extended! Bursaries are open now and the deadline has been extended until midnight GMT March 19th – to apply just enter your details on our form below. For top tips and guidelines for applying just read on. This year we are also excited to be… Read More