Foundation team news

CoderDojo Bulgaria and the Coolest Projects!

28 April 2017 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo Bulgaria Please meet Adriana and Vessela, who initially started the first Dojo in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since then they have been growing the community and inspiring others to start their own. Now there are 5 verified Dojos across Bulgaria with more on the way! To continue this journey by representing the CoderDojo Community in Bulgaria they recently became a new addition to growing list of official CoderDojo Regional Bodies, whose remit is to support and grow the CoderDojo Community in their country. CoderDojo Coolest Projects Bulgaria The first CoderDojo Coolest Projects was held by CoderDojo DCU in 2012 to reward… Read More

Early Release for CoderDojo Community Tickets to Coolest Projects!

3 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The CoderDojo Coolest Projects Showcase will take place in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017, where the CoderDojo community will gather together to celebrate and reward the creativity of CoderDojo youth innovators. On the day CoderDojo youth are will showcase the awesome projects they have made using the knowledge and skills gained at their local Dojo. CoderDojo community members travel from far and wide to attend and participate in this special occasion! Today, we are announcing… Read More

April: Focus on Online Safety & Dojo Recommended Practices

3 April 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Online Safety Tips & Advice: The internet has become an integral part of lives of young people around the world. Young people start using computers from an early age and are increasingly using the internet whether at home, in school, or on their mobile phones. This month one of our focuses is on online safety. Parents and volunteers should understand enough about the internet to keep young people safe from harm. It is equally important that we equip youths with skills and knowledge so they can utilise the internet positively and responsibly. The internet is a significant part of… Read More

Apply to receive Micro:bits for your Dojo! (UK)

14 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Through the CoderDojo partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation, we are happy to now open applications for you to get Micro:bit kits for your Dojo! Currently this offer is limited to those Dojo’s in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (who are registered on the CoderDojo Community platform). We are hoping to work up an offer for Dojos beyond these countries at a later date! Dojo’s in Scotland can contact the CoderDojo Scotland team directly to arrange if you haven’t already received your Micro:bits. We will be distributing Micro:bits via our friends at Pimorni and in batches of 10 devices per Dojo. Read More

Join us for the CoderDojo Coolest Projects APPATHON!

6 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Estimote beacons When? Saturday 25th March 2017, from 10am to 8pm (food/refreshments will be provided). Where? Travelport Digital, 1 Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 HY05 The Idea! This year we are developing a digital treasure hunt for attendees of CoderDojo Coolest Projects which takes place in the RDS, Dublin on Saturday 17th June 2017. We want to place bluetooth wireless beacons in different locations at the event for attendees to find using an app specifically developed for the treasure hunt. These beacons will be picked up by the app based on proximity. By… Read More

Andrei Covaci: Future Makers Awards Finalist

3 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities. We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Andrei is one of the finalists in the 10-13 year old category who you can read more about below! Andrei Covaci Andrei is 12 years old and from Romania. He has attended CoderDojo Oradea since it started, 3 years ago. For… Read More