11th September 2023
Improving resources for volunteers and clubs
We want everyone who volunteers with us to have a great experience, irrespective of where they are, how long they are involved, or their specific role. In line with this, we are working to improve the CoderDojo volunteer experience for current and future volunteers. Community input Over the coming months, we will be developing onboarding …
5th September 2023
Top tips to get you ‘Back to Dojo’!
September is a time when a lot of Dojos resume their events after a well-deserved break. We’re here to support you as you get #BackToDojo this term, with a selection of useful tips and resources. Plan your sessions Before your Ninjas return, take the opportunity to talk to your volunteers and plan out the schedule …
24th July 2023
Celebrating 12 years and looking to the future for volunteers!
Happy Birthday CoderDojo! Sunday, 23 July, marked 12 years since the first ever CoderDojo event! It’s a remarkable milestone that we couldn’t have reached without the incredible dedication of CoderDojo volunteers. Today, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for the work you do. Milestones Speaking of milestones, it’s …
11th July 2023
Enter the CoderDojo Birthday Giveaway!
This month we’re celebrating 12 years since the first ever CoderDojo event! Since that first Dojo in Ireland, thousands of Dojo events have taken place, thanks to thousands of volunteers in 115 countries around the world! Through your efforts almost 50,000 young people have been empowered to create with technology! To celebrate all the incredible …
27th June 2023
Key findings from our Annual Survey
As we reflect on the results of this year’s annual survey, we recognise the incredible impact that those involved in CoderDojo have had. Below you will find some key findings from our annual survey. Thank you to everyone who filled in the survey so we could share these results. 1. Venues where Dojos are running …
26th June 2023
Five things we’ve learned from 10 years of CoderDojo Belgium
Earlier this month, our Global Community Coordinator, Izzy, caught up with members of the CoderDojo Belgium team and community. In 2012, Martine Tempels was selected as ‘ICT Woman of the Year’ by Data News, a leading publication in the Belgian market for the IT community. This nomination made Martine want to ‘inspire young people’, and …
15th June 2023
Improving the CoderDojo website experience
This year we are working on improving community members’ experience of our website and platform. Our first focus was on our website and the Dojo’s profile pages. Soon when you log in you will see a new dashboard. The functionality of the dashboard will be pared back initially, while we focus on making it more …
6th June 2023
A bright idea for a UK community
This Volunteers’ week Fred Hasson shares how he initially started CoderDojo Brighton in September 2013, and his experiences on approaching their 10th anniversary. In 2012 I met Bill Liao (Co-Founder of CoderDojo) at an entrepreneurs conference in Birmingham. He talked about many things including CoderDojo and how it had taken off. I visited the club …
3rd April 2023
5 things we learned at #ClubsCon23
Over the day and a half, more than 140 attendees participated in over 40 workshops, discussions, and talks. Here are five things we learned from the Conference!
31st January 2023
Helping young people find a Dojo
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the global CoderDojo community had to respond and adapt to a host of new circumstances. Some volunteers took on additional caring responsibilities, moved location, or no longer had access to the venues where their Dojos were hosted. A remarkable number of clubs found new and innovative ways to learn and have …