Celebrating European Code Week with our 5th Annual EU Dojo

18 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

On October 17th, the fifth annual EUDojo event was held in the in the European Parliament in Brussels. CoderDojo, who recently reached the milestone of having 1,500 coding clubs in 75 countries worldwide, hosted the event along with Ludick Niedmeyer MEP*. The event coincides with the fifth year of Europe Code Week. As part of EUDojo volunteers, and parents from across Europe were invited to participate along with 40 young coders who travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the EU Parliament to showcase their coding and technology skills. Read More

Community Content Release: Spanish Resources!

10 October 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

Hola! Today I bring you some resources all in Spanish! Unfortunately I do not speak Spanish myself so I am writing this in English 🤓   Python Write a program to request and analyse traffic information about the M30 route. Get started with programming Minecraft using the API. See many more example programs on GitHub   App Inventor Check out the very comprehensive guide to App Inventor for beginners.   The above resources are all from 🇪🇸 CoderDojo España 🇪🇸. Check out the Kata Español page for more!   Would you like to contribute?… Read More

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: What we’ve achieved so far

9 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

In March we launched the CoderDojo Girls Initiative, which aims to increase the number of girls attending a CoderDojo from 29% to at least 40% over the next three years. Six months on we wanted to highlight what we’ve done so far and what’s next for CoderDojo Girls. In particular we want to highlight that from today anyone will be also able to download and print our ‘Empowering the Future’ guide for free! The Initiative focused on four key areas: developing and improving content conducting and learning from research… Read More

Join the Europe Code Week 2017 🇪🇺 celebration 🎉 !

2 October 2017 · by Pete

The Europe Code Week celebration is here! During the month of October, millions of children, young people, adults, parents and teachers will come together at events, in classrooms and libraries across Europe to learn to create with code! EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement run by volunteers who promote coding in their countries, as Code Week Ambassadors. Each year more than half a million people participate in with coding events in countries in Europe and beyond.   Join the celebration and register your next Dojo event! Each year the CoderDojo movement has been involved in Code Week, you can… Read More

CoderDojo Youths: How Laura loves building robots with friends

27 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Laura, who is 11 years old, joined her local CoderDojo club five years ago in Kinsale. Here, Laura tells us her story, highlighting the importance of parental support and doing projects she loved. This post is part of our CoderDojo Girls Initiative. Dojos striving to reach gender parity can sign up to receive our Empowering the future guide along with other resources for free here. I joined CoderDojo when I was six because my dad was one of the Mentors and he wanted me to start coding. I didn’t know anything about computer programming but,… Read More

What we discussed on our September Community Call!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on 20 September, 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 here: On the open call, we focused on the below discussion points; Giustina, the Foundation’s Executive Director discussed updates to the CoderDojo Charter and asked for the communities input. Translation of the charter was discussed. our first guest Dave Honess from the Astro Pi project explained how… Read More

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