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We’re Hiring! Global Community Coordinator

8 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Description Location: Ireland (remote) Salary: €28,500 – €33,750 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK, or be eligible to work in the UK. About us The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working… Read More

September news: Refresher training and new project pathways

1 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

This month you and your Dojo may be considering returning to in-person events or running online sessions. To help you do this we have refresher workshops for volunteers as well as new project pathways young people can use. Online refresher workshops Restarting with Scratch… Read More

Celebrating 10 years of CoderDojo!

23 July 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Ten years ago, on 23 July 2011, the first CoderDojo session was held in Cork, Ireland by teenager James Whelton and entrepreneur Bill Liao. From that first session, CoderDojo clubs sprung up across Ireland, and then spread globally to more than 100 countries over the last decade. During… Read More

Apart, but together — the CoderDojo community in India

30 June 2021 · by vasu

In this blog, Vasu, our Club Programme Coordinator in India, shares her experience of how the CoderDojo India community came together for Coolest Projects Online 2021. An opportunity to connect, collaborate, and celebrate! This blog is dedicated to some extraordinary Champions who went above and beyond!… Read More

What we learned visiting online sessions

11 June 2021 · by Nuala McHale

To support CoderDojos running online, we regularly conduct safeguarding visits to online sessions. This enables us to see how Dojos are running and provide any additional guidance to volunteers.  So far in 2021, we’ve visited online sessions hosted in Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India,… Read More

From Scratch to Games, Coolest Projects Ninja Highlights – Part 1

31 May 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Over 1,100 young tech creators from 47 countries shared their innovative ideas in this year’s Coolest Projects showcase! Hundreds of these young people are involved in CoderDojo clubs around the world where, with the help of Dojo volunteers, they developed the skills to make their ideas a reality. Read More

5 coding concepts you can learn in Scratch

14 May 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Scratch is one of the most prolific coding languages used by Dojos around the world. It is great for young people learning to code as it is so visual. It also provides “quick-wins” that motivate and empower young people to continue coding. Scratch has… Read More

Say hello to your Coolest Judges!

27 April 2021 · by Vanessa Greene

Young tech creators from more than 40 countries have already registered to take part in this year’s Coolest Projects online showcase! To help us celebrate this year’s wonderful group of participants, we’re lucky to have brought on board James Whelton, Melissa Pickering, Colin Furze, and Fig O’Reilly as special judges. Read More