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Save Kittens with code at your Dojo!

27 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Are you looking for a fun online resource to engage young people at your upcoming session? Erase All Kittens is a Mario-style game designed to inspire children to code, whilst giving a gentle introduction to professional programming skills, such as HTML. The online game is set in a magical internet universe where players need to learn new skills to build and fix levels so that they can save cute fluffy kittens from an evil rebellion – Operation EAK.   Additional resources available EAK has 140,000 players worldwide. Over half of these are girls, compared with an estimated 18% for other… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q1 2019

16 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our Quarter 1 was all about celebrating our worldwide community and creating more great support in more languages. We also welcomed a new member to our community team, in what has been a record-breaking quarter for new Dojo verifications. Here are some highlights of the great work the team has been doing. Get a pdf version of our Q1 report.  … Read More

Celebrate your Dojo Birthday!

15 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers around the world have been running regular sessions in their local area since the very first CoderDojo club started in 2011. We want to support volunteers and young people, who have been involved in Dojos that have been running for years, to celebrate. That’s why today we are launching the CoderDojo Birthday pack! Why is it so important? We know it’s not easy running a Dojo year after year. It’s important to celebrate all you’ve achieved over the last twelve months of running your Dojo, and give all those involved a clap… Read More

How Dona’s experience of running a CoderDojo club has helped her personally

25 April 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Dona, has been coding and working with computers for several decades, even though it was not her profession. Below she shares how she initially started a CoderDojo club in WestSound (Washington State, USA) and the opportunities it has given her and other young people in the locality. I founded my leadership and management consulting firm 24 years ago and me and my partners work with Fortune 100, nonprofits, governments, and non-governmental organisations. I enjoy traveling, music, reading, racquetball, free-climbing, and a variety of activities and interests which are too many to name. Learning and adventuring are lifetime passions, and… Read More

Introducing TT – the talking Linux Penguin

18 April 2019 · by Web Team

I love working with the kids at CoderDojo and Techgirlz and am always on the lookout for new projects and technologies. Looking through a Raspberry PI magazine, I spotted a Do-It-Yourself AI kit from Google and since it was only $10, why not give it a try? Like all tech projects, I had a few frustrations, but I ended up with a fully functioning Google Assistant inside a cardboard box, with a big red button on top, and a Raspberry PI, speaker and microphone inside. I wasn’t sure quite what to do next – would kids growing up… Read More

How Fiona developed an autism specific Dojo

2 April 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Fiona found it difficult to find suitable extra-curricular activities for her son, who is autistic and needs 1-1 adult support. It’s a problem she knows is shared by other families. As a volunteer with Autism Northern Ireland and a founding committee member of the Tech Education Network CIC she was interested in developing outreach work focusing on inclusion and special educational needs. Below she shares how she discovered CoderDojo as a solution, and how others can learn to make their spaces more autistic-friendly. I wanted to start a club and began exploring CoderDojo, firstly… Read More