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Three things I learned at the Scratch Conference

28 August 2018 · by Christina

At the end of July, I attended the Scratch Conference at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. This event brought together individuals from all over the world to discuss and share best practices around helping children to create and learn with coding. CoderDojo had a poster session along with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. A little over a year ago, CoderDojo merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, so it was great to represent and share about how these two foundations have come together to create spaces for… Read More

What we discussed on the July Open Community Call

9 August 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Throughout the year the CoderDojo Foundation hold regular online calls which are open to all those involved in CoderDojo Globally. On our July call we had two community members, Mishari and Junya, based in Thailand and Japan share their experiences starting up Dojos and developing a local support network. Maimuna, the CoderDojo Foundation’s software development intern also shared what she’s been working on to improve the booking process You can jump to specific sections you wish to listen to via the links provided below or listen to the entire call. Topic Who Welcome & updates! Q&A [… Read More

What you need to know about Scratch 3.0

2 August 2018 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo clubs around the world use Scratch both online and offline to enable young people to express themselves, create projects, try new things and learn along with their peers. Scratch has been a vital tool not only in developing creative learning, but in also teaching coding concepts and problem-solving skills. Yesterday the latest version of Scratch was released in Beta. Here are some of the exciting things you have to look forward to and what you need to know! 1. Scratch 3.0 Beta has just been released! From 1 August, you can try out the Beta… Read More

Attend EUDojo on October 17 in the European Parliament, Brussels!

27 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Hosted by Seán Kelly (MEP), this years EU Dojo is taking place on Wednesday 17 October in the European Parliament, Brussels to celebrate EU Code Week. At the event MEP’s will be taught their first lines of code by CoderDojo youth attendees! Would you like to attend the event in Brussels and teach the MEP’s a thing or two about coding? Get Involved We are looking for Mentors and Champions from all over Europe to bring young people from their Dojos to Brussels on 17 October. The theme of this years event is libraries! As a… Read More

What I’ve learned through my internship with CoderDojo

18 July 2018 · by Maimuna

My experience as a software engineering intern at the CoderDojo Foundation has been nothing short of rewarding. I have not only been able to grow in my knowledge of software development practices, principles, and information – but in confidence and knowledge of myself as a developer, employee, and student. What I have learned I have gained experience in various technologies during my time here working on the CoderDojo platform. I have been working a lot on the frontend part of the stack – learning vue and about css standardization practices, unit and e2e testing… Read More

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: Our Birthday Commitment

18 July 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Today, with the help of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!), we’re making a commitment to recruit 5000 new female volunteers into the CoderDojo movement. We used our seventh birthday party as an opportunity to highlight the CoderDojo Girls Initiative and focus on the huge, global effort that our community of volunteers makes to increase the percentage of girls in their Dojos. To date, the CoderDojo movement has helped more than 60000 girls learn how to code and create for free in a fun, social environment. Our ultimate goal is to reach gender parity… Read More