Foundation team news

We’re Hiring an Events Manager

26 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €35000 – €45000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland The role CoderDojo is a global movement of free coding clubs for young people between the ages of 7 and 17. Clubs (Dojos) running all over the world give young people the opportunity to learn to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75… Read More

What I’ve learned and am still learning at the CoderDojo Foundation

25 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Graham is studying computing at Dublin City University. As part of his third year work experience he got the opportunity to work for six months as a software development intern with the CoderDojo Foundation. Below Graham notes the benefits of getting practical experience, what he has learned and how he continues to learn, as well as the main highlights of his time with the Foundation. I’ve been interning as a Software Engineer with the CoderDojo Foundation for six months now. My role has been focused on the development of Zen, the… Read More

We’re hiring a Partnerships Manager!

24 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Based: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €35000 – €45000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland   The Role CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based… Read More

Celebrating European Code Week with our 5th Annual EU Dojo

18 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

On October 17th, the fifth annual EUDojo event was held in the in the European Parliament in Brussels. CoderDojo, who recently reached the milestone of having 1,500 coding clubs in 75 countries worldwide, hosted the event along with Ludick Niedmeyer MEP*. The event coincides with the fifth year of Europe Code Week. As part of EUDojo volunteers, and parents from across Europe were invited to participate along with 40 young coders who travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the EU Parliament to showcase their coding and technology skills. Read More

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA member countries (most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… Read More

What we’ve learned during #BackToDojo 2017!

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Over the last 7 weeks ‘Back to Dojo’ has highlighted resources available to you as a CoderDojo member, so you are ready to start back at your local Dojo! Each week we shared content you can use in your Dojo and other tips to save you time and effort running your Dojo so both volunteers and children get the most out of it. On this the last week of #BackToDojo we wanted to share everything we’ve learned so far so you can easily find all the resources in one really useful post! See all we’ve shared below. Week 1: This… Read More