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CoderDojo Girls Initiative: What we’ve achieved so far

9 October 2017 · by Nuala McHale

In March we launched the CoderDojo Girls Initiative, which aims to increase the number of girls attending a CoderDojo from 29% to at least 40% over the next three years. Six months on we wanted to highlight what we’ve done so far and what’s next for CoderDojo Girls. In particular we want to highlight that from today anyone will be also able to download and print our ‘Empowering the Future’ guide for free! The Initiative focused on four key areas: developing and improving content conducting and learning from research… Read More

What I have learned at the CoderDojo Foundation

18 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

Suzanne is a Computer Applications student at Dublin City University. As part of her third year work experience she got the opportunity to work for six months as a software development intern with the CoderDojo Foundation. Here she shares her experiences and offers advice for other women starting out in the technology sector. What I’ve been working on When I started I spent a good bit of time adjusting to the platform used by the CoderDojo technical team. After getting my bearings with their system I was given my first task. The technologies used were… Read More

Announcing the release of our second book “Make your Own Game”

5 September 2017 · by Nuala McHale

The first official CoderDojo book, CoderDojo Nano: Build Your Own Website, was a resounding success: it’s available in ten languages, including Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Slovakian and thousands of copies have been bought by aspiring CoderDojo Ninjas. Now we are delighted to announce the release of the second book in our Create with Code trilogy, titled CoderDojo Nano: Make Your Own Game. The paperback book will be available in English from Thursday 7 September (with English flexibound,… Read More

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

Community Story: CoderDojo Valencia at the CoderDojo Coolest Projects by Bernat

12 July 2017 · by Pete

“Ladies and gentlemen in a few minutes we will be landing at Dublin airport”. And so on Thursday 15th June last began our great adventure that brought 4 young people between 12 and 14 years from the programming club CoderDojo Valencia to the Coderdojo “Coolest Projects” Awards 2017 which took place on Saturday 17th June at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). At this fantastic global programming event, hundreds of children between 7 to 17 years of age from 17 countries, members of more than one thousand Dojos from around the world, present their projects in a contest with cool… Read More

Ruth and Alina (ninja) from IBM Research Triangle Park CoderDojo talks about their Dojo and badging!

21 June 2017 · by Pete

Please meet Ruth, she is the Champion of her local Dojo at IBM Research Triangle Park in the US! Ruth and Alina (Youth mentor) have written this blog to share their experience of their Dojo. When I entered my 30th year working for IBM, I went part-time as part of a Transition to Retirement Program. Since my upcoming retirement was no secret, I was often asked “What are you going to do in retirement?”. My standard response was laugh and say “float in the pool”. When pushed, I would remind… Read More

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