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Coolest Projects: How Jeroen’s app can support refugee communities

16 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

As part of our Coolest Projects youth stories, we have been speaking to some participants of last year’s event and hearing all about their awesome Coolest Projects experiences. This time, Jeroen has kindly shared his story with us. Jeroen was 15 when he attended the event last year, with his admirable project, Welcome Here. He is a member of the Mechelen @ Technopolis Dojo in Belgium. An inspiring idea to help people in difficult situations Jeroen had the idea to create his project when he heard that many people were… Read More

Coolest Projects: learning maths with Krum’s awesome robot

13 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects 2018, we are continuing to share inspiring stories from a selection of participants of last year’s event. This week, we heard from Krum, who was 8 years old when he attended Coolest Projects 2017 with his awesome project, FunMatics with mBot. Krum is a Ninja at Sofia @ Telerik Academy in Bulgaria. Introducing Krum’s project: FunMatics with MBot Krum took inspiration for his project when he was working on his maths homework for school, and had the idea to create a robot who could help… Read More

Coolest Projects: Andrea’s inspiring idea to help sick children

9 March 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

Over the last few weeks we have been hearing from participants of last year’s Coolest Projects showcase, as part of our series of community stories. This time, we are delighted to share Andrea’s experience of Coolest Projects 2017. Andrea is a Ninja at [email protected] in Bulgaria and was just 7 years old when she attended the event at the RDS last year with her amazing project, Donate Hair for Cancer Wigs.   Heartfelt inspiration for a noble cause Andrea’s project took the form of a short story, which she coded using Scratch. 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

Are your children prepared for the black box, digital and creative society?

3 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Chris, is a web developer and chairman for CoderDojo Nederland. In this role he is responsible for driving and supporting the work of the Dutch CoderDojo community. He has been the Champion of Rotterdam Dojo for the last four years and CoderDojo Leiden Champion for over a year. Today he wants to share his personal motivation to work for CoderDojo, and why he believes it is necessary. Black Box Society Do you remember the old MSN Messenger or MySpace profiles? With those you could go crazy customizing everything to your liking. You had a lot of control with HTML, color codes,… 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