Our Stories

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

Sonja’s Top 5 Community Highlights of 2019!

18 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Our Senior Community Manager, Sonja, shares her highlights of 2019 from the CoderDojo community.   I joined CoderDojo in the summer of 2018 after returning to Europe from 5 years in Washington, DC.  I am originally from Germany, where my love for international non-profit endeavours couldn’t keep me. But I certainly enjoy going back to visit family and the occasional Christmas market. This was my first full year at the CoderDojo Foundation, and what a good year it was! My first Coolest Projects: Belgium and Ireland I was lucky… Read More

Tackling real-life issues with code in India

27 November 2019 · by CoderDojo

Meet Ms. Sofia, a Computer Science teacher from Vishwa Bharati Public School (VBPS) in Uttar Pradesh, India. Ms. Sofia was introduced to CoderDojo by one of her students, Mrigank, who had previously attended another Dojo and is already a Full-Stack Software Engineer! In Mrigank’s own words: “The ultimate goal of technology is the betterment of human life, by simplifying daily endeavour and making things of use more accessible.” We couldn’t agree more! Ms. Sofia was instantly impressed with the CoderDojo model, and with the help of Mrigank, she… Read More

How Fiona developed an autism specific Dojo

2 April 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Fiona found it difficult to find suitable extra-curricular activities for her son, who is autistic and needs 1-1 adult support. It’s a problem she knows is shared by other families. As a volunteer with Autism Northern Ireland and a founding committee member of the Tech Education Network CIC she was interested in developing outreach work focusing on inclusion and special educational needs. Below she shares how she discovered CoderDojo as a solution, and how others can learn to make their spaces more autistic-friendly. I wanted to start a club and began exploring CoderDojo, firstly… Read More

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

CoderDojo Czech Republic Volunteers Meet for the First Time

3 January 2018 · by Pete O'Shea

A message from Tereza who has been supporting the growth of CoderDojo in the Czech Rep with MEP Luděk Niedermayer: Czech Republic was for a long time one of few European countries without any Dojos. Thanks to CoderDojo Foundation event in the European Parliament during the CodeWeek in October 2016 the Czech Member of the European Parliament Luděk Niedermayer learned about this amazing movement and decided to help to spread the word about the CoderDojo in the Czech Republic.  It did not take long and there were first registered Dojos in spring 2017. By the end of… Read More