What We Do

Learnings from DojoCon Belgium 2018

23 November 2018 · by Philip Harney

Last Saturday I attended DojoCon Belgium. Here, I got to meet lots of members of the Belgian CoderDojo community. I attended some very interesting talks and workshops and sampled some delicious Belgian snacks. I’d like to thank the CoderDojo Belgium community for inviting me and for their hospitality while I was there.   The event had a packed schedule, with almost thirty talks or workshops taking place throughout the day. I only wish I could have been in several places at once. However, I had to make some hard choices!  I got to… Read More

Job Opportunities in Oakland with the Foundation

15 November 2018 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago. There are now more than 2000 active Dojos in 100 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity. In October 2015 the Raspberry Pi Foundation merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation report Q3 2018

30 October 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Can you believe we have now reached 1932 Dojos in 110 countries across the world? In Q3 we verified 146 new Dojos. Excitingly, we saw our very first Dojos registered in Afghanistan, Mozambique, Trinidad and Tobago, Belize, and the Cayman Islands. Get a pdf version of our Q3 report. Read More

Celebrating Libraries at EUDojo 2018

19 October 2018 · by Nuala McHale

On Wednesday 17 October, CoderDojo held our sixth annual EUDojo in the European Parliament in Brussels. Since last year’s event, CoderDojo has grown significantly, with almost 500 new Dojos. It is incredible that this Irish-founded initiative has turned into a global phenomenon, with clubs in over 100 countries worldwide. EUDojo coincides with the sixth year of Europe Code Week, and the event was co-hosted by MEP Sean Kelly and the EPP party. It was attended by MEPs from over 10 countries. Volunteers, champions and parents from across nine European countries were invited… Read More

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