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3 great Python projects to start off the year

16 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The new year is off to a flying start, with lots of young people and volunteers going #BackToDojo. If you’re looking for ideas to start off the new term, then check out these cool Python suggestions! What is Python? Python is a multi-purpose language with a simple and beginner-friendly syntax. It is useful for data analysis and visualisation, machine learning, AI, automations and much more. Instead of doing repetitive tasks such as moving files or working in excel spreadsheets, you can write a script in Python to do it for you! Some popular websites which use… Read More

Celebrate your mentors by nominating them as Volunteer of the Month!

10 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We want to recognise and celebrate the awesome work of CoderDojo volunteers. As part of this, we are excited to run our Volunteer of the Month campaign! What is CoderDojo Volunteer of the Month? It’s an online celebration of the amazing work volunteers around the world are doing in their local CoderDojo club. Each month, anyone can nominate a volunteer to be ‘Volunteer of the Month’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or using the form below. Nominate someone here! You can nominate a volunteer at… Read More

Your favourite CoderDojo moments of 2019!

24 December 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

With over 2,100 Dojos worldwide, we know that amazing things happen in the CoderDojo community every day. So what better way to celebrate these moments than to share them together! Throughout December, we have been asking you to share your favourite moments from the year on social media, using the hashtag #CoderDojoStories. Below is a recap of all your heartwarming highlights — thanks to everyone who took part! Celebrating Ninja achievements Rachel from the Lake Norman Dojo shared a lovely video of Ninja, Lekha, presenting her awesome Scratch project. Well… Read More

We’re hiring an Administrator!

19 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €22,800 – €26,500, pro-rata, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; 2 days part-time and flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland About us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world… Read More

Sonja’s Top 5 Community Highlights of 2019!

18 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Our Senior Community Manager, Sonja, shares her highlights of 2019 from the CoderDojo community.   I joined CoderDojo in the summer of 2018 after returning to Europe from 5 years in Washington, DC.  I am originally from Germany, where my love for international non-profit endeavours couldn’t keep me. But I certainly enjoy going back to visit family and the occasional Christmas market. This was my first full year at the CoderDojo Foundation, and what a good year it was! My first Coolest Projects: Belgium and Ireland I was lucky… Read More

How to plan an Hour of Code activity at your Dojo!

6 December 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

What is The Hour of Code? The Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to demystify coding and to give people everywhere a basic introduction to Computer Science. Anyone, anywhere, can organise a one-hour activity in their local community as part of The Hour of Code — so why not host an activity at your Dojo! When does The Hour of Code take place? You can host an Hour of Code event all year round, but typically The Hour of Code coincides with Computer Science Education Week… Read More