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Learning to code opens up magical new worlds!!

26 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Every child knows computers are fun. When I was a child, I played with a Commodore 64. Unlike the click, swipe, touch of today’s computers, this one just sat there with a blank screen waiting for you to make it do something. I used to like entering programmes that made coloured squares move around the screen. It felt like the height of sophistication. Join the club There’s a growing movement of teach-yourself computing. CoderDojos have sprung up first around Ireland and now in 42 other countries around the world. These free coding clubs allow young people… Read More

Mobile Mondays Launch in Cork

26 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

How to crack the mobile app market! Coderdojo Ninjas and CEO Mary Moloney recently attended the launch event of the Southern Chapter Mobile Monday in Cork! The Mobile Mondays initiative aims to increase the size and innovation of the local mobile industry by facilitating connections between companies and people! Read the full article by David Linnane of the Cork Evening Echo below:  … Read More

Dojos: Submit your coding knowledge to Kata!

23 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Calling all CoderDojo Community Members! As you may know, community members and the Foundation have been adding resources to build the CoderDojo knowledge base, Kata. We are always looking to add moreinformation to Kata so that the CoderDojo community can access all the resources that they need to help them organise and run their Dojos. If you have knowledge resources / content (for example, links to your Dojo’s blog or external resource links) that you would like to share with the community but don’t have the time to become an editor and add it to Kata, all you have to do is submit a link… Read More

Happy third birthday to the CoderDojo Movement!

23 June 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo has come a long way from the initial Dojo held by James and Bill at the National Software Centre, Cork in 2011 where the original “rules” sheet still hangs in the Dojo today! Since the first Dojo here the CoderDojo movement has grown from strength to strength and as of July there are over 458 Dojos spread across 47 countries, such as Nigeria, Japan, Italy, Romania, Hawaii, the US and more! All these Dojos have one thing in common and thats engouraging young people between 7 and 17 years old to learn how to code by developing… Read More

Creating Mojo in our Dojo by Champion Erica Gorman of CoderDojo NSC, Cork

17 June 2014 · by Erica Gorman

When people walk into our Dojo for the first time they are often a bit surprised by what they see. A Dojo, after all, is a place of learning right? But to a newcomer it can seem as if our children are just hanging out having fun. The buzz of cheery chatter that fills the open plan office area has lead some first timers to wonder what time we “actually start” – unaware that what they are witnessing is our Dojo already in full swing. There are no adults trying to quieten the children down or tell them what… Read More