For Young People

4 new projects to help you learn HTML, CSS and Javascript!

13 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Check out the four latest projects developed by our content team which cover HTML, CSS and Javascript. We’ve sorted them according to their difficulty, from beginner to intermediate, so young people can progress through each new project, as they master skills from the previous project.   My favourite celebrity This beginner web development project brings young people step-by-step through coding a web page about their favourite celebrity! You will learn how to style headings, add images, embed youtube videos and display a twitter profile onto a webpage! We chose Maddie Moate for our… Read More

Our Dojo starter packs are now available worldwide!

10 June 2019 · by Josh Hellier

Following on from the success of our pilot programme in Ireland and the UK, Champions worldwide now have the opportunity to apply for the CoderDojo starter packs to help them kick-start their new Dojos!   Why should you apply? The packs act as a kit to get new Dojos off the ground and are full of helpful resources and information to guide Champions and Mentors through the early stages of running their Dojo. They also allow us to send a token of thanks and to welcome all new volunteers into our global community. Read More

Opening new doors for young Travellers with CoderDojo

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

John Madden is a coordinator with Involve, an organisation that seeks to enhance the provision of Youth Services for young people from the Traveller Community from across Ireland. Involve, formerly the National Association of Traveller Centres, works within the Youth Work sector with the core aim of improving the lives of young Travellers through inclusion and development. They have Youth centres across Ireland and are continually expanding. He shares his story on why he worked to introduce CoderDojo training to the youth workers and volunteers at Involve. In large pockets across Ireland, people from… Read More

A Guide to making your Dojo more accessible

5 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Accessibility is a founding principle of the CoderDojo movement: our vision is that all young people should have the opportunity to learn about technology and be creative in a safe and social environment. Leading by example Prior to releasing this guide, multiple Dojo organisers noted how they wanted to make their Dojo more accessible, but they weren’t sure where to begin. When CoderDojo champion Hannah approached us, with her experience and the knowledge of accessibility resources, we jumped at the opportunity to support clubs become more inclusive. “I have been teaching kids coding since 2013. As an autistic adult,… Read More

Save Kittens with code at your Dojo!

27 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Are you looking for a fun online resource to engage young people at your upcoming session? Erase All Kittens is a Mario-style game designed to inspire children to code, whilst giving a gentle introduction to professional programming skills, such as HTML. The online game is set in a magical internet universe where players need to learn new skills to build and fix levels so that they can save cute fluffy kittens from an evil rebellion – Operation EAK.   Additional resources available EAK has 140,000 players worldwide. Over half of these are girls, compared with an estimated 18% for other… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q1 2019

16 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our Quarter 1 was all about celebrating our worldwide community and creating more great support in more languages. We also welcomed a new member to our community team, in what has been a record-breaking quarter for new Dojo verifications. Here are some highlights of the great work the team has been doing. Get a pdf version of our Q1 report.  … Read More