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Launching Volunteer Appreciation Month

1 February 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers are the backbone of the CoderDojo movement. Without their support and efforts CoderDojo simply wouldn’t exist. To celebrate all those who give their time so that young people in their area can learn to be tech creators in a fun and inclusive space we are running Volunteer Appreciation Month. We want to celebrate all the dedicated CoderDojo volunteers worldwide who give their time to help young people develop skills for the future and make awesome stuff! In 2015, CoderDojo volunteers worldwide gave over 450,000 hours to encourage… Read More

Join the CoderDojo Foundation team: Content Development Intern

12 January 2017 · by Philip Harney

The CoderDojo Foundation is seeking a Content Development Intern to join our team in supporting more than 1,100 free coding clubs for young people in 65 countries around the world. The ideal applicant will have an education background, with an interest in technology. Reporting to the Content Lead, they will be responsible for creating and reviewing educational material in a variety of formats to be used by young people learning to code and by mentors learning best practices for running a CoderDojo club. This role has broad scope for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to really make the position their own and… Read More

Awesome Community Highlights 2016

22 December 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

2016 is coming to an end and what a year it has been. Yes, a year that can be considered by many to be of questionable, turbulent and ever increasingly controversial times in areas such as politics, economics, and global affairs. However, in our world of CoderDojo, a world filled with champions, mentors, volunteers, ninjas, tech evangelists, partners, speakers, supporters and all the other downright amazingly ‘cool’ people within the movement, we have seen a year of growth, a year of scaling, a year of, let’s just say it…sublime ‘awesomeness’ within our community.  … Read More

Job Opening: CoderDojo Foundation CEO

23 August 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

CoderDojo Foundation CEO Job Description – About CoderDojo – CoderDojo is unique. CoderDojo enables young people to develop their skills as creators and inventors of technology in collaborative physical locations. It does this by empowering local individuals and Champions to create and facilitate child-led, exploratory learning environments around the world. Our ultimate vision is to give every child in the world the opportunity to learn how to code, be creative and have fun in a safe, social and collaborative environment. Now celebrating the 5th birthday of the movement, and with more than 1,000 active Dojos globally, the CoderDojo… Read More

Interview: Nano Book Author, Clyde Hatter

28 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo’s first book: Create with Code-Build your own website is officially on sale from today. We talked to Author Clyde Hatter about how he got involved with CoderDojo and his experiences writing this book. How did you first get involved with CoderDojo? In late 2012 I volunteered as a mentor in Bray so that my own children could get in. The “if-you-mentor-your-kids-get-a-place” deal was a cunning plan employed by CoderDojo Bray to boost the number of mentors. It worked! (Oh, and I also thought that CoderDojo was a great idea…) Where did the idea for this book come… Read More

Celebrating 5 years of CoderDojo

23 July 2016 · by Nuala McHale

Today, July 23rd marks the 5th Birthday of CoderDojo! CoderDojo has come a long way since it was started by James Whelton and Bill Liao at the National Software Centre in Co. Cork, Ireland. James and Bill’s dedication to inclusiveness and foresight, to make the model open source, has enabled the movement to grow exponentially. Since that first Dojo, the movement has become truly global with more than 1096 Dojos in 63 countries around the world.   CoderDojo’s Impact In the last 5 years,… Read More