Foundation team news

What we discussed on our April Community Call!

17 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on 24 April, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was hosted by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation. Watch and listen to the call in it’s entirety Slides and call agenda Community Call – 24th April 2018… Read More

We’re Hiring a Senior Community Manager and a Community Manager!

4 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Are you interested in using your skills to further the work and mission of the CoderDojo movement? Looking for a fast-paced rewarding role in a mission-focused organisation? Apply to one of our two Community vacancies today.   About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over… Read More

Coolest Projects Belgium 2018

2 May 2018 · by Conor Murphy

On a beautiful sunny day on the 22nd of April I travelled to Belgium to visit Coolest Projects Belgium 2018. It was an amazing event with 91 kids building 64 projects. Nearly 100 volunteers ran a very fun and professional event which attracted as many as 3,000 visitors across 3 hours in the Technopolis Mechelen. It was so much fun to see all the amazing projects; from live chickens, water conservation, football playing robots, 3D animations to walking sticks that can sense the world for you. These very impressive projects were made even more impressive when the friendly and proud… Read More

How to Join our Community Call on Tuesday 24 April

12 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Our next Open Community Call will be on Tuesday 24 April at 1:00pm UTC+1 (find your timezone here). The call, which will be facilitated by members of the CoderDojo Foundation, will include an interview with Dojo resource creators Philip and Ciara. They’ll be sharing what they’ve learned through developing our newest online course and the upcoming Champions handbook. We want all those involved with CoderDojo around the world to join, listen in, share their insights and ask questions! The Agenda: Time (ROI/UK)TopicWho 13:00-13:10Welcome & updates! Q&ARoss CoderDojo Foundation 13:10–13:20A new, easier booking process Maimuna… Read More

We’re hiring a Community Intern

3 April 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin Salary: €22500 Basis: full-time six-month internship (possibility of extension to twelve months) Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland About us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17… Read More

Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More