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Community Content Release: “Express” Yourself with Python!

22 August 2017 · by Ciara McHugh

I bring you more content from the wonderful community of volunteers out there!   Regular Expressions This interactive online tutorial was created by Nicco Kunzmann of CoderDojo Potsdam to teach you how to use Regular Expressions, a powerful tool for searching through text. A common example is verifying that input is in the correct format. They are not specific to any particular programming language, rather you use them within a programming language to search for patterns that you define. And it’s available in English, German and Swedish!   Introduction to Python Ben Nuttall’s Intro to… Read More

Rockville CoderDojo runs a Raspberry Jam!

17 August 2017 · by Pete

Youth ninja, Alexa, from Rockville CoderDojo recently ran a Raspberry Jam as an activity at her local Dojo. A Raspberry Jam is the pun-tastic name given to a meetup of people interested in making things with a Raspberry Pi computer! A Jam is a meeting of all kinds of people: some will be new to physical computing, and some will have plenty of experience that they are happy to share and this is why it is a perfect addition to a Dojo session! Below Alexa tells us more about her Raspberry Jam session. Something I enjoy about CoderDojo… Read More

Minutes of the CoderDojo Community Call on August 8th

14 August 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Did you miss out on our latest Open Community Call, on August 8th, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation? Don’t worry you can listen to call and see the resources that were mentioned below! The open call was chaired by Pete O’Shea, from the CoderDojo Foundation. On the open call, we focused on the below discussion points; Thanks to everyone who joined from , asked questions and shared their insights! Topics Richard on running a Raspberry Pi Dojo (Coderdojo Zoetermeer in the Netherlands) Pete gives general CoderDojo update on growth, size and impact of the movement Community… Read More

3 great ways to start learning to code

12 August 2017 · by Philip Harney

Welcome to the start of this year’s Back to Dojo content roundup! This week we’ve got some new stuff for you, along with some old favourites. Together they’re pretty much all my favourite jumping-off points for new Ninjas learning to code, or Ninjas who’ve already tried one of them and want to try something different. Start from Scratch Try our Beginner Scratch Sushi Cards to get a visual start to coding and easily make your first games. Pros Quick and impressive graphical results. Block-based editing avoids typos and many errors. Wide array of concepts covered: variables, lists, named functions, etc. Read More

We’re Hiring! Product Manager for the CoderDojo Platform and Website

11 August 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Location: Dublin, with occasional travel to other sites and event venues Basis: fixed-term contract. 12 months with possibility of extension Salary: Dependent on experience with competitive benefits package. Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland 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 1,350 active Dojos in 70 countries, giving 45,000 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… Read More

Making finding your local Dojo easier

4 August 2017 · by Rosa Langhammer

Today we deployed some amazing new features, including one which will help parents, potential volunteers, or even current volunteers to find your Dojo. Our technical team have spent the last 8 weeks working with CoderDojo pro-bono partners, Pivotal Labs Dublin, to redesign, user test and develop a process which simplifies the process of finding and booking into a Dojo on our Community Platform. This is the first deployment of this project. So what’s new? When you head to zen.coderdojo.com to find a Dojo, we have a great new design which makes it easier to search for your local… Read More

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