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Nikole Vaughn: A #RealRoleModel for the next generation of female coders

29 March 2019 · by Kevin Johnson

“They all show up and they all want to do good, for each other” We have loved celebrating the incredible women in our CoderDojo community this month, especially because we’ve had the opportunity to hear some of their empowering stories. On International Women’s Day, we spent the morning speaking with Nikole Vaughn, one of the CoderDojo champions at the San Antonio CoderDojo Collaborative, to learn more about what she is doing to foster the next generation of female coders. Nikole is a woman with many titles: mother,… Read More

#ChatDojo Febuary Recap: Part 1

1 March 2019 · by Nuala McHale

On February 17 we held our second twelve-hour Twitter chat so that all those around the world involved in CoderDojo could take part and share their experiences. During Febuary our focus has been on the 12,000 volunteers involved in Dojos globally, and #ChatDojo was no exception. Thanks to all the Volunteers in Japan, Texas, North Carolina, Greece, the Netherlands, Russia, Ireland and the UK who took part! In particular thanks to Togazono (of Kodaira Dojo), Simon (of Harrogate Dojo) and Manos (of Votanikos Dojo) who supported as community moderators during the day. Below is… Read More

The Champions’ Handbook is now available in six languages!

21 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

This International Mother Language Day we are delighted to announce that The Champions’ Handbook is now available in six languages. We have translated this valuable tool for those interested in or already running a CoderDojo club worldwide into Spanish, German, Italian, French, English and Swedish. The Champions Handbook is your complete guide to setting up and running a Dojo. From an overview of what coding is, to detailed instructions for each stage of setting up a Dojo and ideas for how to structure your club and implement the CoderDojo ethos. This guide answers questions you may have and offers suggested… Read More

Get a CoderDojo events pack!

19 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

Connecting with others and sharing ideas is an integral part of the CoderDojo movement’s collaborative ethos. It is also an exciting and fun way to reach out to new volunteers and others interested in getting involved in the movement. And to help you spread the word about CoderDojo and get others engaged, we are launching the CoderDojo events pack!   Reach out to others — with our support   Volunteers involved in Dojos around the world are already connecting and sharing by taking part in events and hosting their own ones. We want… Read More

An early spring clean of our Dojo database

12 February 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation team reaches out to Dojos with updates and to see how they are getting on – through our newsletters, social channels, webinars and in-person events. Once a year, we do this more systematically to be sure each Dojo has been contacted and had the opportunity to ask questions or give feedback. Dojo leaders heard from the Foundation team about filling out the annual survey. If you didn’t get a chance to fill it out, we sent a message asking you to let us know if your Dojo still has… Read More

Our top 5 handbooks to learn more about CoderDojo!

7 February 2019 · by CoderDojo

We’ve compiled our top 5 handbooks for learning more about how to get the best out of CoderDojo. If you are a Champion, mentor or parent, if you want to encourage more girls to be involved or if are interested in setting up your own regional mentors conference (DojoCon) or regional Coolest Projects event, these are the handbooks for you! Each handbook is a comprehensive step-by-step guide providing insights, advice and actions to take – essential for your CoderDojo toolkit!     The Champions Handbook The… Read More