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Learn More About: CoderDojo WA

29 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

What is CoderDojo WA? CoderDojo WA is a network of coding clubs (Dojos) throughout Western Australia. Dojos provide fun, free and social open learning environments where young people can meet others with similar interests, develop 21st century skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology. In 2016 we have over 60 Dojos in WA that are supported by over 90 Champions, 200 Mentors and attended by over 1,000 Ninjas. CoderDojo WA provides: Region-specific support to Western Australian Dojo’s Streamlined verification for listings on the website… Read More

Learn More About: CoderDojo Indiana

21 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

What is CoderDojo Indiana? CoderDojo Indiana (CDI) is a regional partnership formed by the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, the CoderDojo Foundation, and local CoderDojos to support the scalability of CoderDojo coding clubs throughout the state. Initial funding for this program was provided through a partnership with Eleven Fifty Academy. CDI focuses both on helping to grow new CoderDojo sites as well as strengthening existing Dojos. CoderDojo Indiana provides: Region-specific support to Indiana CoderDojo sites Streamlined verification for listings on… Read More

Minutes – 1st June – Community Committee Meeting

20 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

1st June   Community Committee Meeting             Date: June 1st 2016 Time: 20:00 – 21:00 IST Attendees: Carmelo Presicce – Bologna CoderDojo, CoderDojo Italia (IT) David Campy – CoderDojo South Africa (ZAF) Francis – CoderDojo DL (IE) Pete O’Shea – CDF, Docklands Dojo (IE) Mary Moloney – CDF, Docklands Dojo (IE) Ross O’Neill – CDF, Docklands Dojo (IE) Giustina Mizzoni- CDF, Docklands Dojo (IE) Unable to attend: Eugene McDonagh – Limerick Dojo (IE) John Harrington – CMX (Carrickmacross) Dojo… Read More

1000 Dojos and growing!

25 May 2016 · by Mary Moloney

The CoderDojo Foundation are delighted to announce that we have reached over 1000 verified dojos globally in 63 countries! The robust global community of CoderDojo is entering its 5th year this July and 1000 Dojos in 63 countries is a testament to the hard work the community has put in thus far. CoderDojo is unique. It enables and empowers young people to truly develop their skills as creators and inventors of technology through supporting a child led, exploratory learning environment. We had four Dojos that were verified on the… Read More

Creating Content: Thomas’ TY work experience @CoderDojo

22 April 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Thomas Carrigan, is an attendee and mentor at DCU CoderDojo. He recently completed a transition year work placement here at CoderDojo HQ. Thomas started attend DCU CoderDojo in 2012, representing the Dojo a year later at Web summit 2013. In 2014 he won a CoderDojo Coolest Projects Award for his Galileo Robot, coded using “C” programming language. Here he explains how he initially choose CoderDojo and his experience working on content that can be used by Dojos Worldwide. How did you first get involved with CoderDojo? I wanted to learn how to code and I heard about… Read More

Day in the Life: Software Engineer in training

20 April 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Adam Horrigan works as a Software Engineer Intern here at CoderDojo HQ, insuring the smooth running, adaption and improved usability of of our community platform Zen, while keeping in touch with our open-source developers through our projects on GitHub and crowdin. Here he talks about his introduction to Computer Science and software development: Naturally, as a child I was always asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. Luckily for me, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Be a pilot… or a software developer. Now I am lucky enough to be doing one of these… Read More