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Launching our birthday giveaway!

1 October 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. In previous years, we’ve run a spooky challenge during October. This year, we want to mark the 10 years of CoderDojo by encouraging young people to join in with the celebrations with birthday-themed coding projects! So, today we are launching the CoderDojo birthday greeting giveaway! What is the birthday greeting giveaway? Young people (aged 7–17) from Dojos worldwide, as well as those new to CoderDojo, are invited to create a project… Read More

September news: Refresher training and new project pathways

1 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

This month you and your Dojo may be considering returning to in-person events or running online sessions. To help you do this we have refresher workshops for volunteers as well as new project pathways young people can use. Online refresher workshops Restarting with Scratch – Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 16:00 BST.   Join Carmelo Presicce, who started a Dojo in Italy and works as a Research Assistant at MIT’s Scratch Lab, and Learning Coordinator Liz Smart to learn about new projects and freshen up your Scratch skills. Introduction to physical computing… Read More

Celebrating 10 years of CoderDojo!

23 July 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago, on 23 July 2011, the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. From that first session, CoderDojo clubs sprung up across Ireland, and then spread globally to more than 100 countries over the last decade. During this time, dedicated volunteers have run thousands of CoderDojo sessions across the world, making the CoderDojo movement a global phenomenon.  Well done to all involved! Over the years, you’ve had a huge impact in your local area. We thank you for your contributions as part of the wider… Read More

5 Python projects to master machine vision

28 January 2021 · by Amy O'Meara

At the end of last year, we showed you two brand-new project pathways based on the themes of well-being and the environment. Once again, we are delighted to share yet another new pathway with you — this one is all about a type of machine learning called machine vision! Access the machine vision pathway What is machine vision? Machine vision can be thought of as the “eyes” of a machine, it allows a computer to perceive its environment. The technology has been around for a… Read More

How Dojos in India got involved in global coding competitions in 2020!

10 December 2020 · by vasu

Competitions around coding have become more and more popular in recent years, and the real-world impact of these competitions shows young people what they can achieve with coding and computing beyond the classroom. Participating in coding competitions is fun, enjoyable, and rewarding, and also helps young people see the power of collaboration.   In this blog post, we are going to highlight some Dojos and Ninjas from India who have participated in competitions in 2020!  Color the code: Holi challenge In March this year, we launched the ‘Color the Code: Holi challenge’. We… Read More

2 brand new project pathways

11 November 2020 · by Amy O'Meara

We are delighted to share two new project pathways from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Each pathway includes six brand new Scratch projects, based on themes that young people can relate to and engage with. You can introduce these projects to your Ninjas as part of an online or in-person coding session. Likewise, parents may like to work on the projects at home with their kids. Kayla from the Eccles Dojo working on the Count the Creatures project from the Protect our Planet pathway Try out the projects  The Look after yourself pathway is… Read More