Events

Attend the BT Young Scientist with CoderDojo In January 2018!

6 December 2017 · by Pete

For the fith year in a row there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the BT Young Scientist event (10th – 13th Jan 2018). We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across the Republic of Ireland to join us on the day and showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one or more of these days (either the 10th, 11th, 13th or 13th of January)! We will be looking for more people on the 10th and 11th to attend, so keep that in mind when filling out the applications. Showcase your cool Project! We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas, living in Ireland, to apply to… Read More

Host an Hour of Code Event at your Dojo!

6 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Hour of Code, like CoderDojo, is a global movement. While CoderDojo is about regularly engaging young people to create with technology, the Hour of Code offers a useful way to encourage young people to try coding for the first time. The Hour of Code has already reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone including Dojos can organize an Hour of Code event. Dojos can use it to reach even more young people in their local area with one-hour tutorials available in over 45 languages, which require no previous experience to complete. Community… Read More

Coolest Projects 2018 date announced!

29 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a world leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. Young people from CoderDojo clubs around the world will descend on the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin for the opportunity to present the projects they have designed and built at their local Dojo. Last year saw over 700 Ninjas from 16 countries including Australia, Argentina, United States, Romania, Ireland, Netherlands and Japan showcase their projects to more than 10,000 spectators at this one day event. Today we are delighted to announce that… Read More

Six CoderDojo Girls shortlisted for Digital Girl of the Year!

21 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards celebrate and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology worldwide. We are delighted that all six girls nominated and through to the next round of the European Ada Awards’ Digital Girl of the Year are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs! The girls who have been shortlisted for the awards across three age categories are: Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin. Well done to you all! The fact that so many girls… Read More

How Ninjas enjoyed the first MegaDojo in Moldova

13 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

On the 28th of October 2017, MegaDojo Chișinău gathered 128 children and teenagers interested in technologies of the future, in the capital of the Republic of Moldova. This was the first large scale CoderDojo event in Moldova, dedicated to informal education in IT for children ages 7 – 17. The event also celebrated the new comers, up to 60 out of 128, thus reaching more youngsters and showing potential for expansion.   MegaDojo Chișinău, was integrated in the EU Code Week initiative, which takes place every year on the European level. As such, the MegaDojo Chișinău… Read More

Announcing the hosts of DojoCon 2018!

7 November 2017 · 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 relationships and learn from each other. This years DojoCon saw Community members travelling to Warrington; from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and the UK to learn new insights and skills to bring back with them to their local areas. Who will host DojoCon 2018? We are delighted to announce that CoderDojo Kilkenny (Ireland) will host the event… Read More

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