Events

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: Our Birthday Commitment

18 July 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Today, with the help of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!), we’re making a commitment to recruit 5000 new female volunteers into the CoderDojo movement. We used our seventh birthday party as an opportunity to highlight the CoderDojo Girls Initiative and focus on the huge, global effort that our community of volunteers makes to increase the percentage of girls in their Dojos. To date, the CoderDojo movement has helped more than 60000 girls learn how to code and create for free in a fun, social environment. Our ultimate goal is to reach gender parity… Read More

Celebrating 7 Years of CoderDojo: A Royal Occasion

12 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Yesterday we celebrated 7 years since the first ever Dojo session in Cork. As part of our birthday celebrations we invited Ninjas from Dojos across Ireland to attend and participate in the party. We played pass the parcel and other fun birthday themed games to celebrate before getting down to coding! While some children used our idea generation worksheets to come up with their own project ideas, others decided to stick to the birthday theme and make this fun cake project or tried creating random sparkles on Sense HATs. As well as children involved in CoderDojo attending… Read More

Four of the insightful speakers at DojoCon 2018!

6 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We’re excited to announce four more speakers from the exciting lineup of education and industry experts who will share their insights at this years DojoCon. The conference offers current and potential CoderDojo volunteers the opportunity to meet each other, hear from inspiring innovators, as well as trial out first-hand some of the practical programming applications they can develop in their local club to inspire young creators.   This year’s CoderDojo community conference is set in the beautiful city of Kilkenny, Ireland and will take place from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st of October 2018. Those scheduled… Read More

Join the CoderDojo Open Community Call on June 27th!

20 June 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Our next Open Community Call will be on Wednesday 27 June at 1:00pm GMT+1 (Dublin, Lisbon, London Timezone). The call will be facilitated by members of the CoderDojo Foundation. We want all those involved with CoderDojo around the world to join, listen in, share their insights and ask questions! The agenda for the call is: Time (ROI/UK)TopicWho 13:00-13:10Welcome & updates! Q&ARoss CoderDojo Foundation 13:10–13:20A new, easier booking process Maimuna Ahmed- CoderDojo Foundation 13:20–13:35How I started the first Dojo in JapanJunya Ishihara 13:35–13:50Our CoderDojo Community in ThailandMishari Muqbil 13:50–14:00Community Questions and AnswersAll those on the call… Read More

Apply for a Travel Bursary to DojoCon 2018!

6 June 2018 · by Nuala McHale

DojoCon is the annual global CoderDojo conference specifically tailored for adult volunteers involved in Dojos worldwide. This flagship community event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other generous, experienced and like minded people who play an instrumental part in the CoderDojo movement. This years community conference is set in the beautiful city of Kilkenny, Ireland and will take place from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st of October 2018. What can you expect? On Friday an opening ceremony will be held in the upstairs function room of our City’s award winning Left Bank bar, located across… Read More

What makes your Dojo special?

29 May 2018 · by Nuala McHale

To reward and recognise all the amazing Dojos running regularly in over 92 countries globally, we are running a fun competition! As many Dojos take a break during July/ August we want to help you celebrate all your Dojo has achieved with an end of term pack. What’s in the end of term pack? 30 CoderDojo stickers 5 CoderDojo Lanyards and lanyard covers 30 blank certificates to award to the young people in your club Flyers to help recruit mentors Info on how the Foundation… Read More