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We’re hiring a Partnerships Manager!

8 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Description Based: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €38,000 – €50,000, 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, and part… Read More

New Years Resolution: Start a Dojo!

2 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

The beginning of a new year is an ideal time to feel motivated and set goals to not only improve your own life but also empower those around you. CoderDojo is a volunteer led movement with people, just like you, setting up fun, creative technology clubs to inspire and support young people in their local area. You don’t even need any experience with technology to start a CoderDojo club. So what are you waiting for? Make 2018 the year you organise a fun, free coding club to enable children you know to be creators of technology… Read More

From Córdoba to Coolest Projects

29 December 2017 · by Helen

What a difference a year makes. In 2016, I embarked on a journey of a lifetime, working remotely for CoderDojo across 4 continents and meeting lots of our awesome volunteers while on the road. In June, I returned to Dublin full-time after an extremely rewarding four months in Latin America where I was able to attend the opening of the first CoderDojo in Santiago, Chile, speak to over 500 girls and youth leaders about the CoderDojo movement and the CoderDojo Girls Initiative at Ingeniosas 2017, and of course work towards joining forces with the… Read More

Our favourite content from 2017

28 December 2017 · by Philip Harney

2017 has been a busy year for us here in the CoderDojo Foundation and we’ve certainly been busy on the Content team! We’ve produced over a dozen sets of Sushi Cards and worked with the community to publish, on average, a piece of community created content a week! We’ve also had several amazing interns work with us on various projects throughout the year and you’ve either seen or will see work from Ben, Justin, and Harvey appear as part of a CoderDojo Foundation content release on Kata. Our favourite content from 2017 It… Read More

Make this holiday season your own with code!

23 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

This holiday season, why not try out these projects to support children to create with code over the holiday break? Create and learn together and make this holiday season your own with these free coding resources! Make a singing, flashing, xmas jumper with code! We here along with our colleagues at Code Club and the Raspberry Pi Foundation love our holiday jumpers! Why not code your own singing, flashing jumper so it does exactly what you want! CoderDojo Scotland have shared their learning resources so you can see how to code your own jumper with a Lilypad… Read More

New Swift Challenge Cards available

9 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The new Swift Path on the current CoderDojo resources site, Kata includes resources based on Swift, an intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS. Included are Challenge cards for Swift Playgrounds, an app for iPads, designed for 11-14 years olds that makes learning to code interactive and fun. Using the Challenge cards, ninjas can design their own Traffic Light System, program the journey of the Titanic or even use ARKit in Swift Playgrounds to bring their favourite stories alive… Read More