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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

Learn More About: CoderDojo WA

29 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

What is CoderDojo WA? CoderDojo WA is a network of coding clubs (Dojos) throughout Western Australia. Dojos provide fun, free and social open learning environments where young people can meet others with similar interests, develop 21st century skills and build creative projects of their own choice using digital technology. In 2016 we have over 60 Dojos in WA that are supported by over 90 Champions, 200 Mentors and attended by over 1,000 Ninjas. CoderDojo WA provides: Region-specific support to Western Australian Dojo’s Streamlined verification for listings on the CoderDojo.com website… Read More

Learn More About: CoderDojo Indiana

21 June 2016 · by Ross O'Neill

What is CoderDojo Indiana? CoderDojo Indiana (CDI) is a regional partnership formed by the TechPoint Foundation for Youth, the CoderDojo Foundation, and local CoderDojos to support the scalability of CoderDojo coding clubs throughout the state. Initial funding for this program was provided through a partnership with Eleven Fifty Academy. CDI focuses both on helping to grow new CoderDojo sites as well as strengthening existing Dojos. CoderDojo Indiana provides: Region-specific support to Indiana CoderDojo sites Streamlined verification for listings on… Read More