In the News

Young volunteers: teenagers inspiring their communities with technology!

13 November 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

The CoderDojo movement is founded on providing opportunities for young people. This month we’re highlighting the incredible contributions made by young people who are involved in CoderDojo through youth volunteering — either as mentors at their local Dojo, or as youth champions. Any young person can get involved and inspire others to create cool projects with code. Peer mentoring, participation, and leading by example are all core aspects of our ethos, and all of them can be fostered by youth volunteering at Dojos. Beginning the CoderDojo journey While researching the work of youth volunteers… Read More

DojoCon 2018 in the medieval city of Kilkenny

7 November 2018 · by CoderDojo

The medieval city of Kilkenny in southeast Ireland was the location of a decidedly future-oriented event on the weekend of 20 October: DojoCon 2018 took place in Kilkenny’s Newpark Hotel. Organised by CoderDojo Kilkenny, this year’s international volunteer conference spread across two floors of the hotel, and more than 400 enthusiastic champions, mentors, and other people involved in the CoderDojo movement travelled from 12 countries; Serbia, Italy, UK, Moldova, Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium and Nigeria to share with and learn from each other. Local and international sponsorship Nuala McHale, Communications Manager… Read More

4 future-proof skills, and how Dojos promote them

19 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Thanks to the TriValley CoderDojo team for letting us adapt a blog post written by Dojo volunteer, Kalyn, so we can share their insights here. You can read their post on the TriValley CoderDojo website. CoderDojo is unique in many ways, not least of which is that, beyond coding and confidence with technology, it fosters a variety of so-called soft skills. Such skills help people successfully navigate their environment, effectively perform tasks, and interact meaningfully with others, Although… Read More

We’re hiring a Communications & Engagement Coordinator!

12 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Communications & Engagement Coordinator Salary range: €27,500 – €30,000 p.a. Location: Dublin Contract: Initially 6 month with potential for permanency Hours: Full-time, part-time, or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a… Read More

Join the CoderDojo Open Community Call on June 27th!

20 June 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Our next Open Community Call will be on Wednesday 27 June at 1:00pm GMT+1 (Dublin, Lisbon, London Timezone). The call will be facilitated by members of the CoderDojo Foundation. We want all those involved with CoderDojo around the world to join, listen in, share their insights and ask questions! The agenda for the call is: Time (ROI/UK)TopicWho 13:00-13:10Welcome & updates! Q&ARoss CoderDojo Foundation 13:10–13:20A new, easier booking process Maimuna Ahmed- CoderDojo Foundation 13:20–13:35How I started the first Dojo in JapanJunya Ishihara 13:35–13:50Our CoderDojo Community in ThailandMishari Muqbil 13:50–14:00Community Questions and AnswersAll those on the call… Read More

We’re Hiring a Senior Community Manager and a Community Manager!

4 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Are you interested in using your skills to further the work and mission of the CoderDojo movement? Looking for a fast-paced rewarding role in a mission-focused organisation? Apply to one of our two Community vacancies today.   About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over… Read More