Learning resources

Build apps using front end code with Syncano!

16 December 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The awesome folks at Syncano are providing free access to their software for all Dojos. Syncano is a scalable backend that allows developers (of all ages) to build apps with only front-end code! With Syncano, your Dojo can model your data and sync it! Introduction to Syncano Benefits for Coding Ninjas: Make a fun multi-player game with only a few lines of code! Go from code to data storage in minutes, so you can save the “internet of things” type projects that you’re working on Create any kind of real-time app. document editing/sharing, etc. Read More

Inspiring the next generation of coders with Young Rewired State!

21 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

The CoderDojo Foundation has partnered with Young Rewired State and Free:Formers in the aim to inspire young people to be more than digital consumers by becoming digital creators and in doing so, open up a world of employment opportunities! About Young Rewired State YRS is an independent global network of kids aged 18 and under who have taught themselves to program computers. These children are introduced to like minded peers at coding events around the world! YRS Hyperlocal  #YRSHyperlocal Hyperlocal provides tools, resources and confidence for digital makers to realise the amazing potential locked… Read More

Is your Dojo up for the Autodesk 3D design challenge!?

19 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

Bring 3D design to your Dojo with Autodesk® Want to provide your Dojo with fresh challenges for the rest of the year? With Autodesk®  your Dojo can branch out into the awesome world of 3D design, 3D printing and electronics!! Benefits for your Dojo This challenge is designed to unleash your Ninjas’ curiosity, creativity and innovation. As an education software partner, Autodesk is providing all CoderDojo Ninjas and Champions and Mentors around the world with free* access to their powerful 3D design software as well as five fun and engaging design badge challenges. Get Inspired with Tinkercad Tinkercad is an… Read More

Remote CoderDojo Mentoring with IBMers!

19 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

As you may know there is a global shortage of Mentors available to volunteer at their local Dojos. Together the CoderDojo Foundation and IBMers are providing a solution to bring the inspiring CoderDojo experience to locations where there is a shortage of Mentors with: Remote Mentoring by IBMers! IBMers want to facilitate Remote Mentoring to Dojos that can’t source enough Mentors in their area. IBMers (enthusiastic people who work at IBM) are offering support for Remote Mentoring sessions in the aim to help new Dojos start in regions that don’t have the resources. With Remote Mentoring Dojos can be… Read More

This Months #DojoChat topic is..

19 November 2014 · by Pete O'Shea

What is #DojoChat? As part of the CoderDojo Foundations community strategy support, once a month CoderDojo community members can get involved in a Tweetathon to chat all things CoderDojo using the hash tag #DojoChat! This Monday 13th July @ 7pm GMT we will be starting #DojoChat, so if you have experience from running or attending your Dojo share it with the community by tweeting it and using the #DojoChat tag! This Months #DojoChat Topic is: Cool Tools for Coding Education! Do you have Cool Tools you like using in your Dojo that you would recommend?  Feel free to share using the… Read More

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