The CoderDojo Foundation was established in 2013 by CoderDojo co-founder James Whelton. Due to CoderDojo’s rapid growth, we need a structured entity to support us and help us scale, which is where the Foundation comes in. CoderDojo and the Foundation share the same vision: every child worldwide should have the opportunity to learn code and to be creative with technology in a safe & social environment.
What we do
We support Dojos around the world; sustain and support CoderDojo’s growth; and source new champions, mentors, and partners. We also facilitate communication and collaboration across the movement and ensure that all community members have the tools & content needed to start and run Dojos. Finally, we help to develop a consistent, rich, fun and cool learning environment at Dojos.
We create resources, like best practice guides and educational materials, and build tools to aid our community in collaboration and communication.
We support the awesome CoderDojo community by handling support requests, verifying Dojos to appear on our site for prospective attendees and mentors to find, and facilitating knowledge sharing and discussion.
We negotiate and manage international partnerships to benefit the CoderDojo community and spread the CoderDojo brand and philosophy of open, free and child-centric learning around the world.
We have collected resources, produced by community members, partners and the Foundation itself, that can help you in setting up and running your Dojo. A series of videos are currently in development outlining these, which are funded by an Erasmus+ project.
The collection includes guidelines on how to mentor, a look at how a typical Dojo runs, flyers to recruit Mentors or explain CoderDojo to parents, as well as educational material, exercises and project ideas to give to the Ninjas at your Dojo.