What We Do

5 things you can look forward to at Scratch Conference Europe

24 July 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Scratch Conference Europe 2019 is one month away, and we’ve got a stellar group of speakers and workshops ready to rock your world. Here are five Scratch Conference things you can get super excited about!   Different perspectives From our opening keynote by Scratch co-founder Mitchel Resnick on how coding is at a crossroads, to stories about how Dojo leaders are using Scratch to inspire children and grow the CoderDojo community in Japan and Italy, there will be so many things to inspire you and give you fresh ideas to use in your own community. International networking… Read More

Highlights of our #ChatDojo Discussion – June

17 July 2019 · by Nuala McHale

On June 23 we held a two-hour Twitter chat giving CoderDojo community members the opportunity to share their experiences and insights. In advance of the discussion Dojo volunteers voted on the topics they wanted to discuss. These were, in order of preference: motivating volunteers project progression for young people  new resources and projects   Thanks to all the volunteers around the world who took part! If you missed out, our next community discussion will be our community webinar on Tuesday 23 July. Below are a sample of… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation – Annual Report 2018

7 June 2019 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our Annual Report on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2018. It’s been another fantastic year for the Foundation and the global community that we support. In 2018 we celebrated 7 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in over 100 countries, launched in person training for youth workers and librarians, we conducted our most comprehensive survey of volunteers, continued making strides in increasing the proportion of girls involved in Dojo and grew our community team to better support the thousands of volunteers involved in Dojos around the world. Download our Annual Report. Read More

Save Kittens with code at your Dojo!

27 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Are you looking for a fun online resource to engage young people at your upcoming session? Erase All Kittens is a Mario-style game designed to inspire children to code, whilst giving a gentle introduction to professional programming skills, such as HTML. The online game is set in a magical internet universe where players need to learn new skills to build and fix levels so that they can save cute fluffy kittens from an evil rebellion – Operation EAK.   Additional resources available EAK has 140,000 players worldwide. Over half of these are girls, compared with an estimated 18% for other… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q1 2019

16 May 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Our Quarter 1 was all about celebrating our worldwide community and creating more great support in more languages. We also welcomed a new member to our community team, in what has been a record-breaking quarter for new Dojo verifications. Here are some highlights of the great work the team has been doing. Get a pdf version of our Q1 report.  … Read More

How Fiona developed an autism specific Dojo

2 April 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Fiona found it difficult to find suitable extra-curricular activities for her son, who is autistic and needs 1-1 adult support. It’s a problem she knows is shared by other families. As a volunteer with Autism Northern Ireland and a founding committee member of the Tech Education Network CIC she was interested in developing outreach work focusing on inclusion and special educational needs. Below she shares how she discovered CoderDojo as a solution, and how others can learn to make their spaces more autistic-friendly. I wanted to start a club and began exploring CoderDojo, firstly… Read More