Events

Coolest Projects Sofia 2018

16 May 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

As CoderDojo and the Coolest Projects movement grows in popularity, there have also been several exciting regional events over the past number of weeks, including Coolest Projects UK, Coolest Projects Belgium and last weekend, Coolest Projects Sofia! An unforgettable regional event I was very lucky to have the opportunity to attend Coolest Projects Sofia, which took place on the 12th May at Telerik Academy and was hosted by CoderDojo Bulgaria, the Digital National Alliance with the support of the CoderDojo Foundation, Telerik Academy Foundation and the Embassy… 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 Bocar is on a mission to grow CoderDojo in Senegal

10 April 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

At the CoderDojo Foundation, we are always happy to share inspiring stories of passionate community members around the world who are volunteering their time to bring coding opportunities to more young people worldwide.   Introducing Bocar Over the past months, we have been fortunate enough to work with one such champion, Bocar Ndiaye, who has recently set up eight new Dojos in Senegal. Bocar has kindly shared his amazing story with us, so that we may inspire more champions, mentors, and Ninjas across the globe  to get involved! Bocar works as… Read More

Early-Bird Tickets to DojoCon 2018 released!

1 March 2018 · by Nuala McHale

DojoCon is the annual global conference for CoderDojo Community members. It is an opportunity for all those who volunteer their time to support, organise and Mentor at Dojos to meet, share their experiences, develop connections and learn from each other. This years hosts, CoderDojo Kilkenny are excited to open the registration for DojoCon 2018, starting with an early bird rate, so grab your club member tickets now!   Book your ticket to DojoCon 2018! Overview of the weekend The event will… Read More

Coolest Projects: Matei’s Lost World and the learning opportunity it created!

28 February 2018 · by Amy O'Meara

In the run-up to Coolest Projects International 2018 on 26 May, we will be sharing some inspiring stories of  participants in last year’s event to tell you about their unique journey: from initially conceiving their project idea, to developing it into a reality and presenting it on the day. Matei and ‘The Lost World’ Matei, aged 10,  is a Ninja at his local Dojo, Cluj-Napoca @ Academy+Plus in Romania. He kindly shared with us how he developed his project The Lost World, and told us about his… Read More

Win a Pi Zero and more by sharing #MyCoolestProject

25 February 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Ahead of Coolest Projects International (Dublin), and regional events in Belgium and the UK, we want to see what fun and useful ideas young people are working on at their local Dojo, and reward them for doing so! Great, how do I get involved? We want to learn more about how you created your project, any challenges you faced and how you are overcoming them. To participate share a video, photos and text about the process of making your idea a reality using the hashtag #MyCoolestProject either on Instagram, Facebook… Read More