Our Stories

A group of changemakers!

24 March 2020 · by CoderDojo

Vasu is the Club Programme Coordinator for India with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In this blog, Vasu shares how a group of dedicated college students in Bengaluru took the initiative to start several Dojos in their community.   I met Mr. Jagadeesh, the placement head at APS College of Engineering in Bengaluru, India, at an event in 2019. Right from the beginning, Mr. Jagadeesh showed great enthusiasm and was very keen to get his students involved in CoderDojo.  A head start on getting students involved It was after a few calls that we decided to… Read More

We’re hiring: Head of CoderDojo

25 February 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

Description Location: Dublin, Ireland Salary: €51,000 – €61,000 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland and able to travel regularly to the UK Dublin, Ireland 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 a volunteer-led movement of free computing clubs called CoderDojos. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. There are… 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

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