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How to Get Free Domain names with Radix

24 March 2017 · by Pete

  The awesome folks at Radix are providing free access to their .tech domain names to 100 people involved in Dojos worldwide! Radix is a domain registry. They are offering those involved in Dojos free domains on their .tech domain extension for 5 years, after which they can renew upon request! Yeah, that’s right! Dojos can now get really cool names such as myproject.tech etc. for their projects and websites. Benefits for Coding Ninjas: Free standard domains for 5 years to every Dojo in the program. Dojos who… Read More

CoderDojo Open Community Call – March 2017

20 March 2017 · by Ross O'Neill

Hi everyone in the community! Below is the second Open Community Call of March 2017, facilitated by the CoderDojo Foundation. The open call was facilitated and chaired by Rosa Langhammer from the CoderDojo Foundation using Join.me. On the open call, Rosa focused on the below discussion points; Time Topic 20:00–20:10 Introduction to all on the call 20:10–20:30 Top Tips for Running your Dojo Discussion on how to manage your Dojo: Mentor Retention Volunteer Training and e-learning Engaging… Read More

Apply to receive Micro:bits for your Dojo! (UK)

14 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Through the CoderDojo partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation, we are happy to now open applications for you to get Micro:bit kits for your Dojo! Currently this offer is limited to those Dojo’s in England, Wales or Northern Ireland (who are registered on the CoderDojo Community platform). We are hoping to work up an offer for Dojos beyond these countries at a later date! Dojo’s in Scotland can contact the CoderDojo Scotland team directly to arrange if you haven’t already received your Micro:bits. We will be distributing Micro:bits via our friends at Pimorni and in batches of 10 devices per Dojo. Read More

Announcing the winners of the Future Makers Awards

14 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Launched during Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards, organized by CoderDojo and Liberty Global, celebrates digital solutions that answer society’s most pressing challenges. Young coders aged 10-17 from 13 countries accepted our challenge to take on pressing issues in their local communities with tech! Entrants choose social issues that mattered to them in relation to education, health, and the environment among others and used their coding skills to develop projects to combat them! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. After much deliberation, our three judges… Read More

Beginner App Inventor Sushi Cards

10 March 2017 · by Philip Harney

Hi everyone! As part of the CoderDojo Girls Initiative we are focusing on content creation as one of the ways of attracting and retaining girls in Dojos globally. We noticed that a significantly higher proportion of girls entered the App category in Coolest Projects compared to other categories. With this in mind I created these mobile app development Sushi Cards. These cards use App Inventor, which is a pretty straightforward tool for creating mobile apps. They walk the Ninja through building a quiz app where they can add as many questions as they like, keep score and then… Read More

Joseph Daly: Future Makers Awards Finalist

10 March 2017 · by Nuala McHale

During Europe Code Week 2016, the Future Makers Awards invited youngsters between 10-17 years old to ‘make the future’ and use their coding superpowers to bring about a positive social impact and change in their communities. We received applications from 13 countries! The projects were judged on their technological & coding complexity, their positive social impact and how innovative they are. Joseph is one of the finalists in the 14-17 year old category who you can read more about below! Joseph Daly Joseph who is 16, attends his local Dojo in Glasgow, Scotland. Last… Read More

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