Codestarter now providing laptops to CoderDojo youth internationally!

17 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Tom Preston-Werner of codestarter visits Coderdojo at Web Summit Unfortunately due to unforeseen logistical issues codestarter are unable to provide laptops to Dojos outside the United States, they are working on this and we will keep you updated on any further developments. CoderDojo partners Codestarter, a U.S. based nonprofit, are now providing laptops to youths in underserved areas around the world! We’re excited to share the news, that on November 1st Codestarter began accepting applications for partnerships with internationally-based organisations and schools that teach young people to code! About Codestarter Codestarter, co-founded by Theresa and Tom Preston-Werner, focuses on providing laptops and software via their “Code Kits”… Read More

CoderDojo Mentors get FREE access to hack.summit()

17 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The awesome folks over at hack.summit() are giving CoderDojo Mentors free access to their virtual conference on December 1st – 4th! About hack.summit() hack.summit() is a virtual conference where you can learn from some of the best programmers in the world. An unprecedented line-up of programmers are speaking, including creators of Ruby on Rails, CSS, Google Glass, the Java language spec, Agile, Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development, Heroku, Spark, Bittorrent, UML, the Wiki, and many more. Supporting coding non-profits, including CoderDojo! The hack.summit() community have banded together to help support coding non-profits, including CoderDojo,  that help drive inclusivity… Read More

CoderDojo competition time, win a Sphero 2.0!

17 November 2014 · by Laura Ivers

We are delighted to announce that we have 5 Spheros to give away to young people in Dojos all around the world! Simply click the link below and tell us what you would do with your Sphero if you won. You must be under 18 and a member of a CoderDojo in your area to be eligible to win. Applications close on December the 8th. Sphero 2.0 – The app controlled ball that does it all! Competition Closed! Congratulations: Robert -Dumbravita Reuben – Coleraine Niccolò – Firenze, Italia Owen – Seattle… Read More

The Global Day of Coderetreat partnering with CoderDojo

14 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

When Corey announced the very first Global Day of Coderetreat, he had something bigger in mind than getting a bunch of geeks together all over the world for a day of programming. Corey’s dream was to help the software development community grow by supporting worldwide efforts to educate children (and others) about programming. During the first GDCR, Corey announced the creation of the Coderetreat Community Contribution Fund (c3f). Any GDCR sponsorship funds not used for the Global Day of Coderetreat were contributed to c3f. Later, the funds were distributed to organizations dedicated to public,… Read More

Free Access to IBM Bluemix cloud platform for Dojos to build, manage, and run apps!

14 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

What is IBM Bluemix! Bluemix is an open-standards, cloud-based platform to build, manage, and run apps of all types, including Web, Mobile, Big data, Smart devices – and many more. With Bluemix you can rapidly prototype and build cognitive apps in the cloud! Bluemix platform has the instant resources (e.g. sample code) and infrastructure (e.g. services and runtimes) you need to develop and deploy your own apps! Getting you started with Bluemix: IBMer mentoring. There is a large number of IBMers world-wide who are passionate about IT education for young people and who support CoderDojo in every… Read More

Investing in our youth to boost employment in Europe

12 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Coderdojo co-founder Bill Liao Investing in the right training and education for youth will help boost employment across Europe according to Bill Liao, co-founder of the non-profit CoderDojo clubs which teach young people how to code, develop websites, apps, programs and games. Learning to embrace digital technology from a young age Europe’s policymakers can support their youngest citizens by focusing on training and educational opportunities that reflect the skill set needed to meet future labour market needs, which, according to CoderDojo co-founder Bill Liao, will be technologically-driven. CoderDojo has become a global phenomenon since it was… Read More