For Young People

The CoderDojo Boo Challenge is back!

1 October 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

CoderDojo volunteers and clubs all around the world have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. When considering whether, and how, to run a fun coding challenge for Ninjas this October, we wanted to make sure that we heard from the CoderDojo community. We reached out to a number of community members, and thanks to their feedback, the CoderDojo Boo Challenge is back! Ways to get involved Of course, things are very different this year, with many clubs running their sessions online, sending activities remotely, or paused for now. If you’re wondering whether the Ninjas… Read More

New beginnings at the Leusden Dojo

16 July 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Martijn is the champion of the Leusden Dojo Earlier this month, my colleague Sonja and I caught up with Leusden Dojo champion, Martijn. We learned about how the Leusden Dojo is resuming face-to-face sessions, and the adaptations and opportunities related to this transition. A sense of community Martijn is the champion of the Leusden Dojo in the Netherlands, which started running in October of last year. Despite being a relatively new Dojo, there is a very strong community spirit among its members. This sense of community was key to the club’s resilience throughout… Read More

3 easy acts of kindness to try at your Dojo

20 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

On Monday, we celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day. This got us thinking about the many ways that members of the CoderDojo community show kindness to each other, and the gratitude that exists for our volunteers. With so much negative content online and in the media, it is important to be reminded of all the good you are doing simply by being involved in this awesome community! In the CoderDojo community, we see random acts of kindness all the time ❤️ Whether it’s a young person helping their peer with a… Read More

CoderDojo and Robotify have teamed up to offer a free course for Ninjas!

31 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

The CoderDojo Foundation have teamed up with robotics platform, Robotify, to offer Dojos an exciting gift for the new year! Robotify are an Irish-based company who offer online modules to teach virtual robotics programming, without the need to buy hardware. With this FREE offering, CoderDojo Ninjas can learn new skills while also having lots of fun programming robots! Robosumo – a challenge just for CoderDojo Ninjas Robotify have designed an awesome online module called ‘Robosumo’ especially for the CoderDojo community. In this exciting course, Ninjas get the opportunity… Read More

5 reasons to be a part of our Global Slack!

23 January 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Our Global Slack platform is an online space that brings the whole CoderDojo community together. Conversation topics are organised into different channels, which means it is quick and easy to ask questions and find resources in the relevant place. Read on for five reasons why you should jump into our Global Slack platform! Join our Global Slack here! Connect with CoderDojo community members near and far Have you ever been curious about how different volunteers around the world are running their Dojo? With… 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