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9th November 2022

Take part in our Clubs Conference

We are excited to announce that CoderDojo and Code Club, along with the wider Raspberry Pi Foundation family, will host the first-ever Clubs Conference from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 March 2023 at Churchill College, Cambridge, CB3 0DS, UK and we’d like to invite you to join us! The Clubs Conference is a participatory event …

17th October 2022

Two new training modules for volunteers

Over the last number of months, we’ve been consulting with groups of volunteers on how to make improvements to our training offering for Dojo champions and for new volunteers interested in mentoring with a club. As part of these consultation sessions, and as a result of the feedback provided through a number of surveys, we …

3rd October 2022

Launching the new CoderDojo website

Today we’re excited to share the new CoderDojo website with you. Our new site design aims to better help you find the most relevant and useful content, whatever your role in the community. It is easier to navigate and find information, so you can stay up to date with the latest news, resources, and initiatives …

24th August 2022

Resources to help you get Back to Dojo

It’s that time of year again when many Dojos return from break. It can be a busy month for a lot of people, so we have a special comprehensive guide to help you restart your Dojo!  For the next four weeks, our Back to Dojo series will highlight helpful resources that you may need for …

24th August 2022

Icebreakers and unplugged activities for your club

Icebreaker activities are designed to welcome and encourage interaction among Ninjas at the start of a session. These short games are fantastic ways to help new Ninjas feel relaxed.  The benefits of starting a Dojo session with icebreakers include: Helping a new group get to know one another Helping new members to integrate into a …

4th July 2022

Coolest Projects Global 2022: Judges’ favourites from Dojos around the world

This year, thousands of creators from 46 countries participated in the Coolest Projects Global online showcase. Congratulations to everyone who took part! The judges’ favourite projects have now been revealed, and seven of those projects were created by young people from Dojos around the world. Check out their amazing projects below. ‘AllerG’ by Noah The …

30th June 2022

New Raspberry Pi Pico and useful resources

Last year, Raspberry Pi launched the Raspberry Pi Pico, a physical computing device that is low-cost and easy to use. It’s much smaller than any Raspberry Pi computer, and it needs much less power. That’s because it’s not a full computer but instead a microcontroller. That means it is a device that you program by writing …

23rd June 2022

Explore the new CoderDojo beta website

Today we’re excited to share the beta version of the new CoderDojo website. We heard your feedback. It’s important to you that resources are easy to find, relevant and communicated in your language. Our new beta site aims to do just that. See the beta site What’s new? We have lots of great resources on the …

14th June 2022

Safety guidance and tool updates for online sessions

As you may know, you can run online sessions using videoconferencing or livestreaming tools. In online sessions, young people can work on a project together or they can work independently on different activities. Volunteers should support young people to write and debug their code during the session. In this blog post, we will share our …

17th May 2022

Improving volunteers’ experience and development

Volunteers are the backbone of CoderDojo — without the thousands of people who have given their time and skills over the last ten years, CoderDojo simply would not exist. 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. …

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