What We Do

Pop-up Dojo @ Electric Picnic

3 September 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

CoderDojo will have a special Pop Up Dojo at the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois! The festival takes on 4th – 6th of Sept. At our “Pop Up Dojo”, located in the Science Gallery Tent in the Mindfield area, we’ll be giving young people (aged 7 – 17) and their parents the opportunity to get a taste of it’s like to attend a CoderDojo. As always the sessions will be free, fun and interactive! No previous experience of working with technology is required, for either the attending child or their parent /… Read More

Fostering Creativity & Innovation at CoderDojo by Mary Moloney

12 August 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

Creativity noun: the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness. Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Being able to see the world in different and inventive ways, that’s what creativity is all about. Creativity makes the world a brighter and more interesting place. Children, we can all agree, are some of the most creative of us all.  Their imaginations know no bounds and for them nothing is impossible. From our first day in school we are brought up to believe that formal education is one of the most important things… Read More

What CoderDojo Will Do If We Receive the #UpgradeYourWorld Grant

12 August 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you to all of you who have voted so far in the Windows #UpgradeYourWorld competition! The support has been absolutely amazing and shows us how much of an impact CoderDojo has made. We really appreciate everyone taking the time to vote for us every day for something that could make a huge difference for us. This short blog is to tell you what we will do if we receive the grant from Windows. We’ve summarised the main projects we will focus on… Read More

The CoderDojo Foundation Strategy 2015/2016

7 August 2015 · by Annabel Cleary

CoderDojo’s vision is a world where every child has the opportunity to learn how to code and to be creative in a fun, safe and social environment. CoderDojo has progressed from being an Irish originated concept to being a global movement. Dojos exist in every continent in the world and in 59 countries. Sustaining these existing Dojos and starting more Dojos, to reach even more kids and young people is at the core of the CoderDojo strategy for 2015 & 2016. Sometimes to create magic, some hard work is required! The CoderDojo Foundation team has been busily working on delivering… Read More

Brand New Content: Dojo Beginner JavaScript Sushi Cards!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

Exciting news, the beginner JavaScript Sushi Cards are now available for the global CoderDojo community! This is the first in a series of content cards that we are developing for the CoderDojo community. We are currently developing sushi cards for intermediate and advanced levels. These will be released incrementally during the coming months. This set will introduce you to the basics of JavaScript and how it can be used to improve your HTML website. The sushi card also includes how to use jQuery which is the most popular JavaScript library! [pdf-embedder url=”https://wp-static.coderdojo.com/uploads/2015/07/Sushi-JS.pdf”] Get the full set!… Read More

DOJOCON 2015 – Whats in store!

15 July 2015 · by Pete O'Shea

  This year’s DojoCon – our annual gathering of dojo mentors and champions – will take place Friday, Sept 18th – Saturday, Sept 19th in Derry. The event will take place during CultureTECH and is being organised by Nerve Centre, CultureTECH and several of the North-West’s dojos.   So what’s in store? This year’s theme is “The Creative Coder” with sessions and keynotes focused on using creative technologies as a way to engage with young people in new ways. Young people get interested in coding for lots of reasons; and showing them how technology is used… Read More