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

Opening up Coolest Projects to the Raspberry Pi Community!

22 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We have an exciting announcement about Coolest Projects! This year we are opening up all centrally run Coolest Projects events to a wider audience of creators and makers in the Raspberry Pi Community, including members of Code Club, Pioneers, and Raspberry Jams.   Why? Coolest Projects was created to give young people the chance to showcase the great ideas they have created. It aims to inspire and reward innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology skills in young innovators. Opening up to more makers means more young people get the chance to showcase their ideas, regardless of the club that… Read More

Coolest Projects International Travel Bursary 2018

10 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We’re accepting applications for those seeking to receive a bursary for travelling to Coolest Projects International 2018 from across Europe. The 2018 Coolest Projects showcase will be held on May 26 in the Simmonscourt complex in the RDS, Dublin. Our goal is to have over 100 projects from outside of Ireland showcased at the 2018 Coolest Projects Exhibition! The Bursary application has been extended until midnight GMT Febuary 7 2018 – to apply just enter your details on our form below. For top tips and guidelines for applying continue reading. The… Read More

We’re hiring a Partnerships Manager!

8 January 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Description Based: Dublin, with travel to other sites and event venues Rate: €38,000 – €50,000, dependent on experience Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland The role CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago, and there are now more than 1500 active Dojos in 75 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity based in Dublin, and part… Read More