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.

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 two annual CoderDojo events: DojoCon and Coolest Projects.

Erasmus+

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.

Erasmus-CD

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.

Meet the Team

Giustina Mizzoni
Executive Director
Peter O'Shea
Community Lead
Ross O'Neill
Community Lead
Rosa Langhammer
Reporting Lead
Philip Harney
Content Lead
Guillaume Feliciano
Senior Software Engineer
Daniel Brierton
Senior Software Engineer
Nuala McHale
Engagement
Rachel Schoene
Enablement



Meet the Board

Bill Liao (Chair of Board)
Co-Founder, CoderDojo
James Whelton
Co-Founder, CoderDojo
Una Fox
The Walt Disney Company
Sean O'Sullivan
SOSventures International
Noel Ruane
Polaris Partners
Cyril Treacy
Salesforce.com
Mary Moloney
Teneo Holdings
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