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Check out the Prizes for the Future Makers Awards!

2 December 2016 · by Nuala McHale

After 7 weeks of hard work, youngsters that used their coding superpowers to bring about positive change in their communities will submit their projects and the Future Makers Awards jury will have the hard task of selecting the best ones. In each category (10 – 13 years old) and (14 – 17 years old) there will be a winner and a runner-up. The deadline is December 8th. To celebrate the innovative winning solutions, Liberty Global are preparing fun prizes for all the young change makers! WINNERS The winners in the 2… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation 2016 Q3 Report

28 November 2016 · by Nuala McHale

This is our third quarterly report for 2016! A big thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and partners for all your support as we launched our new website and UI of the Community Platform, as well as releasing a significant amount of new content and our first E-learning modules! class=”fitvids-responsive-iframe” Download our Q3 as a PDF here. Read More

CoderDojo Youths: Luka’s Experience and Memorable Projects

10 October 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Luka, a 15 year old Dojo attendee from Cork, has been part of CoderDojo for the last 5 years. Here he tells us about joining CoderDojo, his favourite projects and advice for other coders starting out: 5 Years Earlier Back in 2011, my dad was off visiting his parents in England, and my mother was looking after me and my two brothers. One day she came upstairs and told us she heard out about this place called CoderDojo at NSC, and asked if we were interested. My brothers said yes. So, we printed out a map (Yes, we printed one… Read More

Interview: Nano Book Author, Clyde Hatter

28 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo’s first book: Create with Code-Build your own website is officially on sale from today. We talked to Author Clyde Hatter about how he got involved with CoderDojo and his experiences writing this book. How did you first get involved with CoderDojo? In late 2012 I volunteered as a mentor in Bray so that my own children could get in. The “if-you-mentor-your-kids-get-a-place” deal was a cunning plan employed by CoderDojo Bray to boost the number of mentors. It worked! (Oh, and I also thought that CoderDojo was a great idea…) Where did the idea for this book come… Read More

Developing Digital Learning with Raspberry Pi

26 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Philip, CoderDojo’s Content lead traveled to Cambridge to work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation team and other professionals to help develop their new digital making learning framework. Here are his insights on the experience:   Recently, I took a trip I thought you might be interested in hearing about: Starting at the ungodly hour of five in the morning, I flew over to Cambridge for the day to meet some of the wonderful people at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, as well as a group of teachers, volunteers, makers and technical experts. We were there to help review and improve a framework they’ve been… Read More

Celebrating 5 years of CoderDojo

23 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Today, July 23rd marks the 5th Birthday of CoderDojo! CoderDojo has come a long way since it was started by James Whelton and Bill Liao at the National Software Centre in Co. Cork, Ireland. James and Bill’s dedication to inclusiveness and foresight, to make the model open source, has enabled the movement to grow exponentially. Since that first Dojo, the movement has become truly global with more than 1096 Dojos in 63 countries around the world.   CoderDojo’s Impact In the last 5 years,… Read More