For Young People

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

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

CoderDojo announced as a winning innovation project as part of Expo 2020!

31 July 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The CoderDojo Foundation has won an Expo Live grant from organisers of the next World Expo, being held in Dubai in 2020. The CoderDojo Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Dublin, supports the volunteer-led global movement of free programming clubs for young people aged 7-17 years. Giustina Mizzoni, Executive Director of the CoderDojo Foundation, said: “The first Dojo started in Cork, and within five years the movement has scaled rapidly. We now have 1,320 clubs in 75 countries. We believe CoderDojo is truly unique; its model, its open-source, and its community… Read More

Celebrating 6 years of CoderDojo

23 July 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Six years ago today, July 23rd, the first ever CoderDojo session was held by James Whelton and Bill Liao at the National Software Centre in Co. Cork, Ireland. Since then the CoderDojo Movement has come a long way thanks to amazing volunteers and supporters around the world who have a passion for enabling young people, in their local area and beyond, to become tech creators. Why not try out some of the fun birthday resources below at your Dojo to celebrate? 1) App Inventor What’s a birthday without balloons? In this special birthday challenge you will get to… Read More

Launching Eventbrite Integration on the CoderDojo Community Platform

19 July 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The CoderDojo Community Platform (Zen) enables Champions, Co-Champions and those with Dojo Admin rights the ability to create ticketed events. However, some Dojos already use Eventbrite for helping them organise and manage their Dojo events and we want to make sure parents and young people can find and book into all events easily. Does your Dojo currently use Eventbrite for their events? If your Dojo is one of these you can now integrate your Dojo events created on Eventbrite with their Dojo page on the CoderDojo Community Platform! You still manage events directly on Eventbrite but… Read More

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