Coolest Projects: How Kavi created her smart lifestyle app, Chew IQ!

29 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

As Coolest Projects International 2018 fast approaches, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of last year’s event. This week, Kavi tells us about her awesome project and recalls her Coolest Projects journey. Kavi is a member of Tiburon CoderDojo @ BelTib Library in California, and she was 15 years old at the time of Coolest Projects 2017.      Inspiring healthier lifestyles Kavi’s project, Chew IQ, is an innovative mobile app which helps kids to make healthy food choices. She was inspired to create this useful… Read More

Coolest Projects: Tayra’s awesome game to encourage healthy eating

26 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Over the past few weeks we have featured some amazing stories from participants of last year’s Coolest Projects event. This week, we have been lucky to hear from Tayra, a Ninja at the Weda Dojo in Bulgaria. Tayra was 8 years old when she took part in Coolest Projects ‘17 with her awesome project, ABCD Code, which is a Scratch game to help children learn about healthy eating and the benefits of fruit and vegetables.  Tayra’s engaging idea for teaching healthy eating Tayra had the idea for her project after… Read More

Coolest Projects: Amy and her mission to save the bees!

6 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from participants of the Coolest Projects showcase last year: we’ve been lucky to hear from Amy, who attended the event with her project Amy’s Buzzy Hive. Amy has kindly shared with us her experience, including how she came up with the idea for her innovative project, and what it was like to showcase it. Amy’s Buzzy Hive, her idea, and how she tested it out! Amy is a Ninja at Dunlavin Dojo in Wicklow, Ireland, and was 12 years old… Read More

We’re Hiring a Community Coordinator for Ireland

31 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €27500 – €38000, 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 in Dublin that is part of… Read More

Project Registration Open for Coolest Projects International!

24 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to announce that project registration is officially open for Coolest Projects International in the RDS, Dublin on 26 May 2018! Register your project now! About the event On May 26, young coders and technology creators from around the world will fly in to the largest Coolest Projects International showcase yet, to share projects designed and constructed using their creative technology skills. Last year hundreds of young people involved in Dojos travelled to the event from 17 countries worldwide to present their projects… Read More

Looking back on 2017

26 December 2017 · by Rachel Schoene

Hey everyone, it’s Rachel here. As most of you know by now (well I hope you do) I’m the administrator/go-to person at the CoderDojo Foundation. I joined the team mid 2016 and have been working to support both the team in Dublin and the global community since. I hope by now the majority of our global community members have had some form of contact with me, I certainly enjoy chatting with you all! Looking back on 2017 is amazing, a lot has happened!   Joining Forces One major milestone was,… Read More