CoderDojo Foundation

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.

In 2017, the CoderDojo Foundation joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to further accelerate our mission and vision globally.

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.

Enabling

We create resources, like best practice guides and educational materials, and build tools to aid our community in collaboration and communication.

Engaging

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.

Scaling

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.

Awareness

We build awareness of CoderDojo and the benefits of learning code by representing the movement at major national and international events. We also facilitate CoderDojo events: DojoCon and Coolest Projects.

 

Meet the Team

John McAtominey
Head of CoderDojo
Sonja Bienert
Senior Community Manager
Nuala McHale
Global Engagement Manager
Josh Hellier
Global Community Coordinator
Helen Vallence
Administrator
Amy O'Meara
Comms and Engagement Coordinator

 

Colleagues supporting CoderDojo globally

Ross O'Neill
Programme Manager (United Kingdom)
Vasu Srivastava
Club Programme Coordinator (India)
Divya Joseph
Programme Manager (India)
Kevin Johnson
Club Programme Coordinator (North America)
Christina Foust
Program Manager (North America)
Darren Bayliss
Club Programme Coordinator (Ireland and Northern Ireland)