For Parents

Hi-tech head ‘humbled’ by whizkid’s anti-bullying idea!

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

  About 250 projects were entered for the Coolest Projects event and the winning ideas included an app to help locate a charging point when an eCar is running low on juice, a Wild Western game and a smartphone selfie website. Other projects such as an anti-bullying quiz, by 11-year-old Clondalkin schoolgirl Kathleen Maughan, and a computer game for people with dyslexia also received an honourable mention…. Read the Irish Independent Article… Read More

Young coding Ninjas have the cool factor!

9 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo Ninjas came in their droves to DCU on the 7th and 8th of June to demo their cool and imaginative projects that they’ve been working on at their Dojos at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects awards. The Coolest Projects awards is all about encouraging CoderDojo participants, every attendee was awarded a super cool CoderDojo USB Belt for entering their projects! Prizes were also awarded to projects like a rebuilt Robot, an eCar charger locator app, and game for dyslexic young people, a camera selfie site and more!! This year event was supported by a host of corporate sponsors including… Read More

Codestarter partners with CoderDojo to provide laptops to kids who want to code

28 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Starting in June CoderDojo will be partnering with a new U.S. based nonprofit, Codestarter, to offer laptops to  youths from underserved areas who wish to join CoderDojo sessions. By focusing on underserved populations and offering hardware, Codestarter hopes to open the doors to programming education for young people who previously couldn’t take full advantage of  the opportunities available  for learning to code with CoderDojo. Codestarter is looking for four Dojos from the U.S. for their first pilot project. If your Dojo is selected as part of the pilot, the Dojo Champion will be responsible for… Read More

Introducing the CoderDojo Foundation & new CEO Mary Moloney

28 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Dear CoderDojo Community, It is with much anticipation and excitement that we are delighted to write this letter to announce three core changes to the Hello World Foundation over the coming months. Firstly come Summer, we will be re-branding to the CoderDojo Foundation. This has come about after internal discussion and the aim is two fold. To clear up confusion surrounding who the Foundation is and who we support and to bring a new level of alignment to the ever growing CoderDojo movement. Secondly we’re delighted to announce that Mary Moloney will be joining the Foundation taking on… Read More

CoderDojo Mentor Guide

21 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

This is a guide for all Coding Mentors detailing how to inspire the next generation of young coders at CoderDojo!… Read More

The Eircom Junior Spiders

14 May 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The Eircom Spiders Awards is a great event that rewards and acknowledges the achievements of students in schools accross Ireland. We congratulate all the students and CoderDojo Ninjas that entered their projects for this years Junior Spiders Awards! There has been a 45% increase in entries this year showing the growth of tech skills in young people. This year CoderDojo Co-founder Bill Liao was judging for the Web Design category. We attended the event held in the Google Foundry in Dublin. Here’s our photo essay from the event!  Welcomes you!   Dojo… Read More