What We Do

4 future-proof skills, and how Dojos promote them

19 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Thanks to the TriValley CoderDojo team for letting us adapt a blog post written by Dojo volunteer, Kalyn, so we can share their insights here. You can read their post on the TriValley CoderDojo website. CoderDojo is unique in many ways, not least of which is that, beyond coding and confidence with technology, it fosters a variety of so-called soft skills. Such skills help people successfully navigate their environment, effectively perform tasks, and interact meaningfully with others, Although… Read More

Encouraging computational thinking offline with Unplugged activities

13 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Unplugged activities are coding and coding-related activities that don’t require a computer. Lots of these are computational thinking tasks; learning to look at, break down, and design solutions to problems in the same way computer programmers do. These short activities are fantastic to introduce in your Dojo as icebreakers to help new Ninjas feel relaxed or as warm up activities to get everybody in the mood for some cool digital making! Longer ones can be good activities either for a change of pace or for Ninjas who may be too young to code on a computer. The following… Read More

We’re hiring a Communications & Engagement Coordinator!

12 September 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Communications & Engagement Coordinator Salary range: €27,500 – €30,000 p.a. Location: Dublin Contract: Initially 6 month with potential for permanency Hours: Full-time, part-time, or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a… Read More

Attend EUDojo on October 17 in the European Parliament, Brussels!

27 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Hosted by Seán Kelly (MEP), this years EU Dojo is taking place on Wednesday 17 October in the European Parliament, Brussels to celebrate EU Code Week. At the event MEP’s will be taught their first lines of code by CoderDojo youth attendees! Would you like to attend the event in Brussels and teach the MEP’s a thing or two about coding? Get Involved We are looking for Mentors and Champions from all over Europe to bring young people from their Dojos to Brussels on 17 October. The theme of this years event is libraries! As a… Read More

What I’ve learned through my internship with CoderDojo

18 July 2018 · by Maimuna

My experience as a software engineering intern at the CoderDojo Foundation has been nothing short of rewarding. I have not only been able to grow in my knowledge of software development practices, principles, and information – but in confidence and knowledge of myself as a developer, employee, and student. What I have learned I have gained experience in various technologies during my time here working on the CoderDojo platform. I have been working a lot on the frontend part of the stack – learning vue and about css standardization practices, unit and e2e testing… Read More

A new, easier booking process and an exciting few months ahead!

4 July 2018 · by Conor Murphy

Conor, Product Manager. We’ve released a completely new simplified process for parents/guardians to book their children into a Dojo event on the CoderDojo platform (Zen). We hope that you find it as useful and as easy to use as we think you will. I want to take you through why and how we built it, and what it means for how we’re building the CoderDojo platform into the future. Why rebuild the booking process? We noticed several things that convinced us to remake the booking flow for Zen. The majority of champions/Mentors that had complaints about the Zen platform… Read More