Community

Pete: Embarking on a new adventure

17 May 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

After four years,  on the 25th of May, Pete O’Shea will be finishing up with us at the CoderDojo Foundation to embark on a new adventure. Pete was one of the first people that I hired at the Foundation and its been a privilege to work with him  and watch him grow over this time. He has been a pivotal team member in growing the community team and the supports that we provide to the global community.   New Opportunity “During my time at the Foundation I have had the privilege to meet so many… Read More

What we discussed on our April Community Call!

17 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on 24 April, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was hosted by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation. Watch and listen to the call in it’s entirety Slides and call agenda Community Call – 24th April 2018… Read More

CoderDojo Foundation Annual Report 2017

12 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We are delighted to release our Annual Report on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2017. We celebrated 6 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in 92 countries, launched the Girls initiative with the goal of increasing the number of girls in the movement towards gender parity, we released our second book, and our global conference Dojocon was held outside of Ireland for the first time.  In May we joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to create one of the largest sustained, global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. Overall, 2017 was a… Read More

We’re Hiring a Senior Community Manager and a Community Manager!

4 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Are you interested in using your skills to further the work and mission of the CoderDojo movement? Looking for a fast-paced rewarding role in a mission-focused organisation? Apply to one of our two Community vacancies today.   About Us The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over… Read More

Coolest Projects Belgium 2018

2 May 2018 · by Conor Murphy

On a beautiful sunny day on the 22nd of April I travelled to Belgium to visit Coolest Projects Belgium 2018. It was an amazing event with 91 kids building 64 projects. Nearly 100 volunteers ran a very fun and professional event which attracted as many as 3,000 visitors across 3 hours in the Technopolis Mechelen. It was so much fun to see all the amazing projects; from live chickens, water conservation, football playing robots, 3D animations to walking sticks that can sense the world for you. These very impressive projects were made even more impressive when the friendly and proud… Read More

How New Dojos in Ireland and the UK can avail of a Starter Pack!

2 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

At the CoderDojo Foundation our mission is to give more young people the opportunity to code and create. To focus on this mission, our aims are twofold; to grow the amount of Dojos and to support and retain the clubs that are currently running. To achieve both these aims we are piloting a new initiative of CoderDojo starter packs. This helpful pack includes hardware, educational content and materials which will help you create a sustainable Dojo for years to come. From today, these are available to Dojos who are starting in the UK & Ireland. Read More