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Connecting with Raspberry Pi accounts — more benefits, one account!

27 May 2020 · by Nuala McHale

Our development team have been working hard over the last few months to deliver additional benefits to all our community members on the CoderDojo platform. By connecting your CoderDojo account with Raspberry Pi Foundation accounts (this platform belongs to the wider Foundation that CoderDojo is a part of), you will be able to avail of all the current features associated with your CoderDojo account, along with additional new features and benefits. What are the benefits? We want CoderDojo members to have access to all the features currently available to Raspberry Pi account holders, as well as access to future offerings. Read More

3 free online courses to keep you busy!

20 March 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Many people around the world are currently practicing social distancing on account of the coronavirus situation. While this is a challenging time for all of us, it is important to stay busy, positive and think to the future. Learning a new skill is a great way to do this! That’s why our online courses are ideal during this time. Reasons to try a course The courses on offer are based around various aspects of computer science and digital making. Whether you are an absolute beginner, or a more seasoned programmer, there… Read More

CoderDojo and Robotify have teamed up to offer a free course for Ninjas!

31 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The CoderDojo Foundation have teamed up with robotics platform, Robotify, to offer Dojos an exciting gift for the new year! Robotify are an Irish-based company who offer online modules to teach virtual robotics programming, without the need to buy hardware. With this FREE offering, CoderDojo Ninjas can learn new skills while also having lots of fun programming robots! Robosumo – a challenge just for CoderDojo Ninjas Robotify have designed an awesome online module called ‘Robosumo’ especially for the CoderDojo community. In this exciting course, Ninjas get the opportunity… Read More

5 reasons to be a part of our Global Slack!

23 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Our Global Slack platform is an online space that brings the whole CoderDojo community together. Conversation topics are organised into different channels, which means it is quick and easy to ask questions and find resources in the relevant place. Read on for five reasons why you should jump into our Global Slack platform! Join our Global Slack here! Connect with CoderDojo community members near and far Have you ever been curious about how different volunteers around the world are running their Dojo? With… Read More

3 great Python projects to start off the year

16 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The new year is off to a flying start, with lots of young people and volunteers going #BackToDojo. If you’re looking for ideas to start off the new term, then check out these cool Python suggestions! What is Python? Python is a multi-purpose language with a simple and beginner-friendly syntax. It is useful for data analysis and visualisation, machine learning, AI, automations and much more. Instead of doing repetitive tasks such as moving files or working in excel spreadsheets, you can write a script in Python to do it for you! Some popular websites which use… Read More

Celebrate your mentors by nominating them as Volunteer of the Month!

10 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We want to recognise and celebrate the awesome work of CoderDojo volunteers. As part of this, we are excited to run our Volunteer of the Month campaign! What is CoderDojo Volunteer of the Month? It’s an online celebration of the amazing work volunteers around the world are doing in their local CoderDojo club. Each month, anyone can nominate a volunteer to be ‘Volunteer of the Month’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or using the form below. Nominate someone here! You can nominate a volunteer at… Read More