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How New Dojos in Ireland and the UK can avail of a Starter Pack!

2 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

At the CoderDojo Foundation our mission is to give more young people the opportunity to code and create. To focus on this mission, our aims are twofold; to grow the amount of Dojos and to support and retain the clubs that are currently running. To achieve both these aims we are piloting a new initiative of CoderDojo starter packs. This helpful pack includes hardware, educational content and materials which will help you create a sustainable Dojo for years to come. From today, these are available to Dojos who are starting in the UK & Ireland. Read More

Coolest Projects: Empowering girls to be tech creators

25 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

In many countries far fewer women than men study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects and work in these fields. Across 35 European countries, less than one in five computer science graduates is a woman. At the CoderDojo Foundation, we believe it is vitally important that we band together and make a conscious, consistent, and collaborative effort to increase the number of girls who have the opportunity to learn how to create with technology. Through learning to code at their local Dojo, girls develop skills such logical thinking, problem-solving, communication, mentoring, and teamwork. Regardless… Read More

How to Join our Community Call on Tuesday 24 April

12 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Our next Open Community Call will be on Tuesday 24 April at 1:00pm UTC+1 (find your timezone here). The call, which will be facilitated by members of the CoderDojo Foundation, will include an interview with Dojo resource creators Philip and Ciara. They’ll be sharing what they’ve learned through developing our newest online course and the upcoming Champions handbook. We want all those involved with CoderDojo around the world to join, listen in, share their insights and ask questions! The Agenda: Time (ROI/UK)TopicWho 13:00-13:10Welcome & updates! Q&ARoss CoderDojo Foundation 13:10–13:20A new, easier booking process Maimuna… Read More

How Bocar is on a mission to grow CoderDojo in Senegal

10 April 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are always happy to share inspiring stories of passionate community members around the world who are volunteering their time to bring coding opportunities to more young people worldwide.   Introducing Bocar Over the past months, we have been fortunate enough to work with one such champion, Bocar Ndiaye, who has recently set up eight new Dojos in Senegal. Bocar has kindly shared his amazing story with us, so that we may inspire more champions, mentors, and Ninjas across the globe  to get involved! Bocar works as… Read More

How our new free online course will help you start a Dojo!

9 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

You can now sign-up to our new free online course — Starting a CoderDojo club — in which anyone can learn more about CoderDojo and how they can set up one of these free coding clubs for young people in their local area. With only two weeks until the course begins I wanted to highlight what will be included on the course content as well as the motivations behind it from the courses creator, so you know what you’ll gain by participating. Join the course!   What is CoderDojo? CoderDojo is… Read More

We’re hiring a Community Intern

3 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin Salary: €22500 Basis: full-time six-month internship (possibility of extension to twelve months) 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 can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17… Read More