For Parents

Are your children prepared for the black box, digital and creative society?

3 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Chris, is a web developer and chairman for CoderDojo Nederland. In this role he is responsible for driving and supporting the work of the Dutch CoderDojo community. He has been the Champion of Rotterdam Dojo for the last four years and CoderDojo Leiden Champion for over a year. Today he wants to share his personal motivation to work for CoderDojo, and why he believes it is necessary. Black Box Society Do you remember the old MSN Messenger or MySpace profiles? With those you could go crazy customizing everything to your liking. You had a lot of control with HTML, color codes,… Read More

Coolest Projects International Travel Bursary: Deadline Extended!

2 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We’re accepting applications for those seeking to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects International 2018 from across Europe. Last year young people traveled from 17 countries to attend the event, and this year we want to help even more young people travel to Ireland to participate! The 2018 Coolest Projects showcase will be held on May 26 in the Simmonscourt complex in the RDS, Dublin. Our goal is to have over 100 projects from outside of Ireland showcased at the event! Deadline for Applications Extended! Bursaries have been extended until midnight GMT 7 Febuary 2018 – to apply just enter… Read More

We’re Hiring a Community Coordinator for Ireland

31 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €27500 – €38000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland The Role CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based in Dublin that is part of… Read More

Reaching the Stars: How Dojos are participating in Astro Pi

30 January 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Many Ninjas in our global community got involved recently in  Astro Pi: Mission Zero; a project whereby young people have the opportunity to write code which is run onboard the International Space Station for 30 seconds. The code is displayed by two specially designed Raspberry Pis, called Astro Pis, which are each equipped with a camera and an LED display. They also have a range of environmental sensors for measuring humidity, pressure, and temperature. Astro Pi is an initiative of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and aims to actively… Read More

Early-Bird Tickets for CoderDojo Community to Coolest Projects International!

30 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Coolest Projects International, our global project showcase, will take place in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 26 May 2018. On the day young people involved in CoderDojo as well as other Raspberry Pi Foundation initiatives, including Code Club and Raspberry Jams will showcase the awesome projects they have made using the knowledge and skills learned at their local club. Along with those presenting their ideas, the wider CoderDojo community, supporters and general public will gather together to hear from insightful speakers, try out new technologies and celebrate the creativity of these young innovators. Today, we are announcing the early… Read More

Opening up Coolest Projects to the Raspberry Pi Community!

22 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We have an exciting announcement about Coolest Projects! This year we are opening up all centrally run Coolest Projects events to a wider audience of creators and makers in the Raspberry Pi Community, including members of Code Club, Pioneers, and Raspberry Jams.   Why? Coolest Projects was created to give young people the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created. It aims to inspire and reward innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in young innovators. Opening up to more makers means more young people get the chance to showcase their ideas, regardless of the club that… Read More