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Club Program Manager Opportunity in North America

12 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Based: Oakland, CA, with frequent travel to other sites and event venues Rate: $60,000–$70,000 per annum Basis: permanent Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the United States The role The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. This is a deliberately bold statement of our intent. Since launching our first product in 2012, we have sold more than 15 million Raspberry Pi computers and helped kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We have trained thousands of teachers… Read More

New Swift Challenge Cards available

9 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The new Swift Path on the current CoderDojo resources site, Kata includes resources based on Swift, an intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS. Included are Challenge cards for Swift Playgrounds, an app for iPads, designed for 11-14 years olds that makes learning to code interactive and fun. Using the Challenge cards, ninjas can design their own Traffic Light System, program the journey of the Titanic or even use ARKit in Swift Playgrounds to bring their favourite stories alive… Read More

Host an Hour of Code Event at your Dojo!

6 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Hour of Code, like CoderDojo, is a global movement. While CoderDojo is about regularly engaging young people to create with technology, the Hour of Code offers a useful way to encourage young people to try coding for the first time. The Hour of Code has already reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone including Dojos can organize an Hour of Code event. Dojos can use it to reach even more young people in their local area with one-hour tutorials available in over 45 languages, which require no previous experience to complete. Community… Read More

How parent & Mentor, Wendy, created a space to support girls in her Dojo

4 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Wendy, a parent and Mentor at Clonakilty Dojo in Cork, shares her experiences of challenging gender disparity in her Dojo and how she developed a space to engage girls more: Our Dojo, which is in its 6th year is quite large. Approximately 60-75 children aged from 7–17 attend each session. In 2015 we had a heavy representation of boys compared to girls, with a 90:10 split. Each year, very few girls would return after the Christmas break. In addition, girls might come to hang with their brothers – but few would engage with the technology. To tackle the… Read More

CoderDojo Ninjas triumph at Digital Girl of the Year Awards

1 December 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards highlight and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology across Europe. We are delighted to announce that all six shortlisted girls, who are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs went on win Digital Girl of the Year awards list night across three different age categories! Congratulations to Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin, who were presented with their awards recognising their work learning coding skills as well as supporting and encouraging other… Read More

Coolest Projects 2018 date announced!

29 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

CoderDojo Coolest Projects is a world leading showcase that empowers and inspires the next generation of digital creators, innovators, changemakers and entrepreneurs. Young people from CoderDojo clubs around the world will descend on the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin for the opportunity to present the projects they have designed and built at their local Dojo. Last year saw over 700 Ninjas from 16 countries including Australia, Argentina, United States, Romania, Ireland, Netherlands and Japan showcase their projects to more than 10,000 spectators at this one day event. Today we are delighted to announce that… Read More

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