For Parents

Support for CoderDojo needs to be explored – Charlie McConalogue

20 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Fianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Education Minister to explore what options are in place to support the CoderDojo project.  The Foundation, which runs free not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people, is seeking more investment so that it can expand. Deputy McConalogue said, “CoderDojo is an excellent and innovative organisation, which has captured the minds of tens of thousands of children across the world.  These Dojos teach young people between the ages of 7 and 17 how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games. Read the full article via the Fianna Fáil website… Read More

Bring 3D design to your Dojo!

19 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Bring 3D design to your Dojo with Autodesk® Want to provide your Dojo with fresh challenges for the new school year? With Autodesk®  your Dojo can branch out into the awesome world of 3D design, 3D printing and electronics!! Benefits for your Dojo Get ready for a new back to school mission to unleash your Ninjas’ curiosity, creativity and innovation. Autodesk® and the CoderDojo Foundation have launched a new partnership, aiming to empower young coders to design a better world. As an education software partner, Autodesk is providing all CoderDojo Ninjas and Champions and… Read More

“Taking CoderDojo all the way to the next level”

18 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

A former senior Accenture executive now heads up the global community that teaches children to code! Recently the Sunday Business post interviewed Mary Moloney the Global CEO of CoderDojo Foundation. You can read the full Article by Catherine O’Mahony via the Sunday Business Post here.  … Read More

CoderDojo heads to Electric Picnic to code!

14 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo will have a special Pop Up Dojo at the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois! The festival takes on Aug 29th – 31st. At our “Electric Picnic Pop Up Dojo”, located in Mindfield, we’ll be giving young people (aged 7 – 17) and their parents the opportunity to get a taste of it’s like to attend a CoderDojo. As always the sessions will be free, fun and interactive! No previous experience of working with technology is required, for either the attending child or their parent / guardian! Schedule The… Read More

Attend the Web Summit with your Dojo this year!? (UK and Irish Dojos)

14 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Important Update Event registration for the Web Summit for Schools event has been extended to 4pm Monday the 3rd –  don’t miss this opportunity to attend the special event, so register quickly below! We would ask for a 5 students to 1 or 2 adult ratio when booking (if possible). The time of the event has also been changed to 7:30pm – 9pm on the 4th of November. Registration for all other events are closed! UK and Irish Dojos attend the Web Summit for Schools Event. This year CoderDojo is going to the Web Summit (4th –… Read More

Speak at the Dublin Web Summit (CoderDojo Ninjas only!)

13 August 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  The Web Summit are looking for three CoderDojo Ninjas from the community to talk about their experience with code at CoderDojo on the 4th of November at the Web Summit for Schools” event! The speakers will be taking part in a fireside chat (sitting on a sofa with other CoderDojo Ninjas, with someone moderating the 20 minute discussion). A brief about the topics that will be discussed will be provided in the weeks prior to the event, so they will know the general items for discussion. To apply we want you submit a quick 1 minute long Youtube… Read More