For Young People

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

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

Announcing the winners of the CoderDojo Boo Challenge!

26 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Throughout October and early November we ran a competition for CoderDojo Ninjas — The CoderDojo Boo Challenge! Young people made projects that incorporated either bats, orange, or October. Check out some of the amazing coded creations below! Who took part? We received a spook-tacular 252 project entries from young people across 17 different countries. The majority of projects were built using Scratch, but we also received projects created with Python, HTML, C++ and more. With so many awesome projects, it was very tricky for our judges to select winners. The projects below… Read More