Learning resources

Create cool and enter the CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 competition!

17 February 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

The annual CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 Awards is all about recognising, encouraging and nurturing the creativity of the CoderDojo community of young coders attending Dojo’s across Ireland and Europe! An AWESOME new location! We are proud to announce that the CoderDojo Coolest Projects 2015 Awards event will take place on the 13th of June at the, wait for it…..the Main Hall at the RDS, Dublin (***The venue of the of the Web Summit)! Last years Coolest Projects Awards saw over 250 project entries from CoderDojo Ninjas from Ireland and across the EU, with 2000 in attendance on the day!… Read More

Mentor Diary: 100 Girls Learn to Program in Brussels by Sandy Bernaerts

13 February 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

On 31st of January we organised a special “CoderDojo 4 Divas” event for girls between 7 and 14 years old. About 100 girls from all over Belgium were present on Saturday morning at Euroclear in Brussels for our special event. This Dojo was set-up by 2 mentors from CoderDojo Belgium, with a goal to prove that ICT is not just for boys.  For the moment, on average, only 1 in 5 Ninja’s in Belgium are girls.  With this Dojo we hope to attract more girls to come to our mixed Dojos. We offered the following possible technologies to… Read More

Mentor Diary: Chris Hillidge from CoderDojo Warrington

11 February 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

If you’re thinking of setting up a Dojo, do it! The biggest reward is the buzz in the sessions as the ninjas try their ideas and learn from each other. Setting up the Warrington CoderDojo happened purely by chance after meeting a representative from Barclays who told me about an event they had held at the Knutsford headquarters. I visited the Manchester Dojo a week later and enlisted some help from Rob Curran at the Wilmslow Dojo who massively helped me to put the plan together! Our first Dojo was basic looking back 8… Read More

CoderDojo Mentor Workshop in The Nimbus Centre, CIT, Cork, Ireland.

2 February 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo would like to invite Mentors & Champions to attend a workshop in The Nimbus  Centre, CIT, Cork, Ireland on Wednesday 11th February 9.00 – 12.30 followed by lunch!  The workshop is part of a larger European funded project managed by CIT.  The purpose of the workshop is to learn from CoderDojo Mentors and their experiences in setting up and running a CoderDojo. This will allow the project to develop best practices and create digital resources for all CoderDojos. Register to attend here! If you can make it, please email Catherine Murphy via the button above to… Read More

A New Year’s Resolution: Give or receive 1 hour of coding help in 2015!

14 January 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Join the hack.pledge() and give or receive 1 hour of coding help in 2015! The pledge was created by the team behind the hack.summit(). The aim is to gather a community of developers that want to help each other master software craftsmanship for an hour. One Hour. It may not seem like a lot. But together, we can make a difference. We would love for CoderDojo community members to get involved to: Mentor the next generation of developers OR learn from the best and master your craft. Register below: Mentor the next generation of… Read More

Win a Mozilla – Flame FireFox OS Phone!

17 December 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Congratulations to the winners!!! Ronan CoderdojoCMX Minh Le Coderdojo UWA, Western Australia Niccolò CoderDojo Firenze Stefan CoderDojo Bucuresti Nord Quinten CoderDojo Rotterdam Here’s a game recently made by Stefan (CoderDojo Bucuresti Nord) using his phone: https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/brick-challenge?src=search It’s competition time! Thanks to our friends at the Mozilla Foundation, we are delighted to announce that we have 5 Mozilla – Flame FireFox OS Phones to give away to young people in Dojos all around the world! These are cool FireFox OS phones that would be a good companion for developers starting off with mobile apps! All you have to do is… Read More