For Young People

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

Project Registration Deadline Extended for Coolest Projects

26 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Our project applications are almost capacity! Given the feedback we’ve received from eager participants we are extending the project registration deadline for the Coolest Projects International showcase and our regional event, Coolest Projects UK  until Monday, 2 April at midnight GMT+1. Coolest Projects International on Saturday 26 May is not just a competition, it’s a celebration that supports young innovators and tech creators aged up to 18 years. It offers young people the opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned at their local CoderDojo, Code Club or other Raspberry Pi initiative to an international audience. There will also… Read More

Help by Volunteering at Coolest Projects International 2018

24 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

In order to run an amazing event for the hundreds of children and teens who attend and present at Coolest Projects International in Dublin on Saturday May 26th, we need volunteers like you with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical! Without your help we literally couldn’t run Coolest Projects International. In 2017 we had over 250 people sign up and help at the event, many of whom have been with us for a number of years, and this year we will need even more volunteers to help everyone at the event (including the volunteers) to have an… Read More

More reasons to publish events on the CoderDojo Platform

20 March 2018 · by Conor Murphy

We’re always working on ways to help Dojos get more value out of the Dojo events they publish on the CoderDojo platform, Zen. Here are the top releases we’ve completed in the last 30 days to achieve this goal. Using your events to make finding easier If you use event management and ticketing on the CoderDojo platform, we now show on the search page whether your Dojo has an upcoming event! Below is a example of how it looks right now. This makes it much easier for parents. youths and prospective mentors to find your Dojo to book into it. Read More