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CoderDojo Ninjas triumph at Digital Girl of the Year Awards

1 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards highlight and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology across Europe. We are delighted to announce that all six shortlisted girls, who are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs went on win Digital Girl of the Year awards list night across three different age categories! Congratulations to Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin, who were presented with their awards recognising their work learning coding skills as well as supporting and encouraging other… Read More

Community Content Release: The Multilingual Artist

14 November 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Unleash your inner artist with a range of different technologies and languages. You don’t need to be a musician or a painter to make a masterpiece with code. What will you create today?   Introduction to Processing (Dutch) Processing is a language designed for combining code and visual art, a digital sketchbook. Learn how to to fill your canvas with lines, colour, shapes and even music with the CoderDojo Belgium’s Introkaarten, written by Kurt De Vocht. Start here for a quick intro and guide to getting set up with Processing.   The JavaScript Artist (Dutch, English,… Read More

Community Content Release: The Scratch Game Challenge

14 November 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Take learning to the next level by starting to solve problems with code! If you want something more challenging to do in Scratch than step-by-step instructions then I’ve got just the thing here. Created by CoderDojo Dun Laoghaire, these challenges can provide inspiration for advanced Ninjas who want to make a game in Scratch but don’t know what game. They give just enough pointers to get you thinking but leave the hard work (also knows the implementation details) to the coder. How you choose to write the code is up to you!   Tic-Tac-Toe Two players take turns to place an X… Read More

3 resources to get in the Halloween spirit!

25 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Happy Halloween! Why not celebrate this ghostly holiday by making some spook-tastic coding projects at your Dojo? Below are a selection of resources you can use. Feel free to adapt these and encourage Ninjas to come up with their own ghastly creations!   Scratch Ghosts and Ghouls Game This Sushi Card designed by Wilmslow Dojo shows you how to make a game where you have to catch the ghost….. but watch out! Don’t let the ghoul catch you first! See the resources for this game here!   Code a Wearable Pumpkin!… Read More

Community Content Release: Hardware projects to improve your life

19 October 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

This week I present you with more hardware projects from CoderDojo York!   Plant Moisture Monitor (Arduino) Remembering to water the plants is a problem faced by many. Personally I find it hard to know when some of them need watering too. Well, thanks to technology these things need worry us no more! The Arduino was designed especially to let you program things like sensors. With this resource you learn how to use a moisture sensor and program an Arduino to flash to tell you when your plant needs watering. If you really want to go all out… Read More

We’re hiring! Community Support & Experience Assistant

16 October 2017 · by Helen

Location: Dublin, with occasional travel to other sites and event venues Basis: Fixed-term contract, 12 months with possibility of extension Salary: €24,000–€29,000 (dependent on experience) Benefits: 24 days annual leave, employer-matched pension scheme Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland 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… Read More