For Young People

Avye’s mission to make coding an inclusive activity for all

10 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

International Day of the Girl is a significant date for all of us, as more girls worldwide join coding clubs in their communities.  To celebrate the date, we’d like to share one girl’s incredible CoderDojo story.     How Avye discovered her passion for technology Avye, 11, is a young tech creator from London. She embodies the ethos of CoderDojo in her mission to make coding an inclusive, creative, and fun activity for all.  Avye discovered her passion for technology when she began attending her local CoderDojo in… Read More

3 simple ways to move from block- to text-based programming

4 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

As you return #BackToDojo, you may be wondering how to challenge and engage your older Ninjas. Most Ninjas begin their learning journey with Scratch. It’s visual and delivers immediate results — perfect for beginners! However, as time goes on they may want to create projects that simply cannot be achieved using Scratch. Making the transition to a text-based language, such as Python, can help to unlock creative potential for older Ninjas. This will in turn keep them engaged at your club. 1. Share real examples Young people may find new concepts… Read More

Show us what BOO can do — it’s the CoderDojo BOO Challenge!

1 October 2019 · by Kevin Johnson

It’s time to get SPOOKY, and we’ve got just the TRICK to make sure you get all the TREATS that this fall season has to offer. Get ready for the CoderDojo BOO Challenge! What is the CoderDojo BOO Challenge? We’d like to invite young people from Dojos worldwide to create a project with the word BOO in mind. How does it work, you ask? The project you submit has to incorporate BOO: bats, orange, or October! That means that your project can be about anything you want, so long as it includes… Read More

Why volunteer with CoderDojo?

6 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

This year, there are 12,000 volunteers involved in CoderDojo clubs in over 100 countries, helping young people to learn and create with technology. It is truly amazing how people are willing to share their skills, experience and time so that young people can learn for free in an inclusive and social space! But why do they do it? In 2018 we asked over 550 volunteers around the world why they started volunteering at their local Dojo, and why they keep coming back year after year. More recently, we held a series of focus groups with mentors and champions. Thanks to… Read More

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