What We Do

Sonja’s Top 5 Community Highlights of 2019!

18 December 2019 · by CoderDojo

Our Senior Community Manager, Sonja, shares her highlights of 2019 from the CoderDojo community.   I joined CoderDojo in the summer of 2018 after returning to Europe from 5 years in Washington, DC.  I am originally from Germany, where my love for international non-profit endeavours couldn’t keep me. But I certainly enjoy going back to visit family and the occasional Christmas market. This was my first full year at the CoderDojo Foundation, and what a good year it was! My first Coolest Projects: Belgium and Ireland I was lucky… Read More

Tackling real-life issues with code in India

27 November 2019 · by CoderDojo

Meet Ms. Sofia, a Computer Science teacher from Vishwa Bharati Public School (VBPS) in Uttar Pradesh, India. Ms. Sofia was introduced to CoderDojo by one of her students, Mrigank, who had previously attended another Dojo and is already a Full-Stack Software Engineer! In Mrigank’s own words: “The ultimate goal of technology is the betterment of human life, by simplifying daily endeavour and making things of use more accessible.” We couldn’t agree more! Ms. Sofia was instantly impressed with the CoderDojo model, and with the help of Mrigank, she… Read More

Announcing the winners of the CoderDojo Boo Challenge!

26 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Throughout October and early November we ran a competition for CoderDojo Ninjas — The CoderDojo Boo Challenge! Young people made projects that incorporated either bats, orange, or October. Check out some of the amazing coded creations below! Who took part? We received a spook-tacular 252 project entries from young people across 17 different countries. The majority of projects were built using Scratch, but we also received projects created with Python, HTML, C++ and more. With so many awesome projects, it was very tricky for our judges to select winners. The projects below… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Report Q2 2019

19 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

As 2019 draws to a close, we would like to share some insights and learnings from our second quarter. Throughout Q2 we focused heavily on supporting our community members from around the world. We did this by streamlining our support systems, releasing various pieces of organisational content, and through offering volunteer recognition. You can read about the great work the team has been doing in the Q2 report below. Get the pdf version of our Q2 report.  … Read More

Embarking on a new role with the Foundation

5 November 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Today we are excited to share the news that Giustina is returning from maternity leave and embarking on a new role in the Raspberry Pi Foundation as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Giustina has contributed so much to the CoderDojo movement over the past 7 years since joining as the very first employee of the Foundation. We are so excited to see her continue to be involved in CoderDojo and contribute to the movement.  “I remember the day that James Whelton approached me about joining what would ultimately become known as the CoderDojo Foundation. We had… Read More

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