Events

What we got up to at DojoCon 2017!

20 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

This years DojoCon was our most hands on yet. Dojo members travelled from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK to learn new skills to bring back with them to their local areas as well as meeting Community members from near and far to share their CoderDojo experiences. This year was the first time DojoCon has been held outside of the island of Ireland. The event, which included over 50 workshops, talks and sessions for attendees, did not disappoint! Opening of DojoCon 2017 On… 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

Launching the 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge!

26 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Astro Pi is an annual science and coding competition where school-age youths code is run on the International Space Station! We want to inspire as many Ninjas as possible to further their interests in space science with code! The challenge is open to CoderDojo clubs and schools in all ESA member countries (most of Europe) including Canada and Slovenia. Some Dojos have already gotten involved, including Neffies Dojo in France, so why not get your code into space? Two missions are available; Mission Zero (submission closes on 26 November) A non-competitive mission for young people… Read More

Pioneers: Only You Can Save Us

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo Ninjas aged 11-16 in the UK and Republic of Ireland! We just received this message through our network — have you seen it?   ONLY YOU CAN SAVE US We have no choice – we must help her! If things are as bad as she says they are, our only hope of survival is to work together. We know you have the skills & imagination to make something. You have until 1 December to use your Dojo sessions to save the world and win some cool stuff. We’ve seen the awesome projects… Read More

A new CoderDojo opens in Bosnia and Herzegovina!

25 September 2017 · by Pete

We heard out about CoderDojo initially through the Dojo that runs in Timisoara, Romania. After we heard about what they had been doing and the local benefits we decided to organise our own Dojo in Sarajevo. During the summer, kids are free from school so we felt this was a great time for them to learn coding! Our first Dojo event had 130 participants. At the Dojo, Ninjas learned to code in Python. Twenty of the CoderDojo Mentors are students from the University of Sarajevo. We held Dojo events at the Faculty Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Faculty of Electrical… Read More

What we’ve learned during #BackToDojo 2017!

25 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Over the last 7 weeks ‘Back to Dojo’ has highlighted resources available to you as a CoderDojo member, so you are ready to start back at your local Dojo! Each week we shared content you can use in your Dojo and other tips to save you time and effort running your Dojo so both volunteers and children get the most out of it. On this the last week of #BackToDojo we wanted to share everything we’ve learned so far so you can easily find all the resources in one really useful post! See all we’ve shared below. Week 1: This… Read More

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