Our Stories

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

What I have learned at the CoderDojo Foundation

18 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Suzanne is a Computer Applications student at Dublin City University. As part of her third year work experience she got the opportunity to work for six months as a software development intern with the CoderDojo Foundation. Here she shares her experiences and offers advice for other women starting out in the technology sector. What I’ve been working on When I started I spent a good bit of time adjusting to the platform used by the CoderDojo technical team. After getting my bearings with their system I was given my first task. The technologies used were… Read More

Rockville CoderDojo runs a Raspberry Jam!

17 August 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

Youth ninja, Alexa, from Rockville CoderDojo recently ran a Raspberry Jam as an activity at her local Dojo. A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name given to a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer! A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share and this is why it is a perfect addition to a Dojo session! Below Alexa tells us more about her Raspberry Jam session. Something I enjoy about CoderDojo… Read More

Community Story: CoderDojo Valencia at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects by Bernat

12 July 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

“Ladies and gentlemen in a few minutes we will be landing at Dublin airport”. And so on Thursday 15th June last began our great adventure that brought 4 young people between 12 and 14 years from the programming club CoderDojo Valencia to the Coderdojo “Coolest Projects” Awards 2017 which took place on Saturday 17th June at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). At this fantastic global programming event, hundreds of children between 7 to 17 years of age from 17 countries, members of more than one thousand Dojos from around the world, present their projects in a contest with cool… Read More

Ruth and Alina (ninja) from IBM Research Triangle Park CoderDojo talks about their Dojo and badging!

21 June 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

Please meet Ruth, she is the Champion of her local Dojo at IBM Research Triangle Park in the US! Ruth and Alina (Youth mentor) have written this blog to share their experience of their Dojo. When I entered my 30th year working for IBM, I went part-time as part of a Transition to Retirement Program. Since my upcoming retirement was no secret, I was often asked “What are you going to do in retirement?”. My standard response was laugh and say “float in the pool”. When pushed, I would remind… Read More