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What I’ve learned through my internship with CoderDojo

18 July 2018 · by Maimuna

My experience as a software engineering intern at the CoderDojo Foundation has been nothing short of rewarding. I have not only been able to grow in my knowledge of software development practices, principles, and information – but in confidence and knowledge of myself as a developer, employee, and student. What I have learned I have gained experience in various technologies during my time here working on the CoderDojo platform. I have been working a lot on the frontend part of the stack – learning vue and about css standardization practices, unit and e2e testing… Read More

CoderDojo Girls Initiative: Our Birthday Commitment

18 July 2018 · by Giustina Mizzoni

Today, with the help of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!), we’re making a commitment to recruit 5000 new female volunteers into the CoderDojo movement. We used our seventh birthday party as an opportunity to highlight the CoderDojo Girls Initiative and focus on the huge, global effort that our community of volunteers makes to increase the percentage of girls in their Dojos. To date, the CoderDojo movement has helped more than 60000 girls learn how to code and create for free in a fun, social environment. Our ultimate goal is to reach gender parity… Read More

Join the Open Community Call – 24 July

17 July 2018 · by Ross O'Neill

Our next Open Community Call will be on Tuesday 24th of July at 1:00pm UTC+1 (Dublin, Lisbon, London Timezone – see in your time zone here). The call will be facilitated by Ross from the CoderDojo Foundation and features guest speakers from the CoderDojo Community. We want all those involved with CoderDojo around the world to join, listen in, share their insights and ask questions!   The agenda for the call is: Time (ROI/UK)TopicWho 13:00-13:10Welcome & updates! Q&ARoss CoderDojo Foundation 13:10–13:20A new, easier booking process Maimuna Ahmed- CoderDojo Foundation 13:20–13:35How I started the first… Read More

How to make your own CoderDojo Sign

15 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

To celebrate 7 years of CoderDojo we decided we wanted to make a project which embodied the creative technology spirit of the movement! What better way to do that than making a giant electronic light up CoderDojo sign?  Brainstorming & adapting ideas Firstly we started brainstorming ideas. We came up with some ideas, asked our friends and colleagues if they had any ideas, looked what other people had made online and then decided on what we thought we could make. Here are some worksheets you can use to help you come up with… Read More

Celebrating 7 Years of CoderDojo: A Royal Occasion

12 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

Yesterday we celebrated 7 years since the first ever Dojo session in Cork. As part of our birthday celebrations we invited Ninjas from Dojos across Ireland to attend and participate in the party. We played pass the parcel and other fun birthday themed games to celebrate before getting down to coding! While some children used our idea generation worksheets to come up with their own project ideas, others decided to stick to the birthday theme and make this fun cake project or tried creating random sparkles on Sense HATs. As well as children involved in CoderDojo attending… Read More

Four of the insightful speakers at DojoCon 2018!

6 July 2018 · by Nuala McHale

We’re excited to announce four more speakers from the exciting lineup of education and industry experts who will share their insights at this years DojoCon. The conference offers current and potential CoderDojo volunteers the opportunity to meet each other, hear from inspiring innovators, as well as trial out first-hand some of the practical programming applications they can develop in their local club to inspire young creators.   This year’s CoderDojo community conference is set in the beautiful city of Kilkenny, Ireland and will take place from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st of October 2018. Those scheduled… Read More