For Young People

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

Attend the BT Young Scientist with CoderDojo In January 2018!

6 December 2017 · by Pete

For the fith year in a row there will be an interactive CoderDojo Booth at the BT Young Scientist event (10th – 13th Jan 2018). We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas from across the Republic of Ireland to join us on the day and showcase the awesome projects that they’ve made at CoderDojo for one or more of these days (either the 10th, 11th, 13th or 13th of January)! We will be looking for more people on the 10th and 11th to attend, so keep that in mind when filling out the applications. Showcase your cool Project! We are looking for CoderDojo Ninjas, living in Ireland, to apply to… 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

Six CoderDojo Girls shortlisted for Digital Girl of the Year!

21 November 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The Ada awards celebrate and recognise the efforts of the top girls and women in technology worldwide. We are delighted that all six girls nominated and through to the next round of the European Ada Awards’ Digital Girl of the Year are actively involved in their local CoderDojo clubs! The girls who have been shortlisted for the awards across three age categories are: Helena Staple, Zara Ilyas, Ruby Scott Kenny, Aoibheann Mangan, Charlotte Johnson and Maeve Galvin. Well done to you all! The fact that so many girls… Read More

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