Salesforce & CoderDojo Press 2015
12th June – Ireland, Silicon Republic
The global skills gap is a growing concern for multinational tech employers, but at a recent event in its Irish base, Salesforce showcased initiatives which aim to ensure that skilled young people are coming through the pipeline.
These initiatives include a partnership with worldwide coding community CoderDojo and, more locally, the Tallaght-based Citywise programme for educational support.
Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com, CoderDojo CEO Mary Moloney said that every aspect of the organisation has seen support from Salesforce, which will help plans to grow from, currently, 740 dojos worldwide, to about 1,500 by the end of 2016.
Salesforce Foundation supports CoderDojo with $200,000
22nd May – Ireland
The foundation’s president, Suzanne DiBianca, presented CoderDojo CEO Mary Moloney with the cheque at theSalesforce World Tour event in London.
Salesforce Foundation Announces Partnership with CoderDojo at Salesforce World Tour
21st May – USA
Salesforce Foundation today announced it will be supporting CoderDojo with a $200,000 grant to grow their network of volunteer run coding clubs across the globe. The announcement was made at the Salesforce World Tour, London, with Salesforce Foundation President, Suzanne DiBianca presenting CoderDojo CEO, Mary Moloney with the ‘cheque’.
“We are really excited to be partnering with CoderDojo,” said Charlotte Finn, Foundation Director, EMEA. “Organizations like CoderDojo spark our interest because of the impact they have on the future development and lives of young people around the world. Add to this a tremendous energy and passion, like what is powering the global CoderDojo movement, and you’ve got something really special.”
CoderDojo: Changing the face of tech learning as we know it
21st May – UK
Imagine that you could change a life, give someone a real opportunity to do something they could neither afford nor imagine themselves.
Imagine that in doing one thing, you’d provide someone else – a child – with skills that could not only change the lives of them and those around them, but also change business, or even the world as we know it.
Such is the power of software. It all starts with a line of code. But that line of code doesn’t grow on trees, it comes from the minds of those who know how to string code together, like the various ingredients of a cake, to make something that works.